5x15 1920's Nickel-over-brass Ludwig Universal SOLD

funkypoodle

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I'm letting go of my 5x15 1920's Nickel-over-brass Ludwig Universal 6 lugger. I (really) don't want to, but I had a financial snag. You know the drill. I'll respond to one of those "regret selling" threads later this year & add embarrassing emoticons.


Edit: This IS the 2 piece shell (gkrk pointed me in the right direction). It's in good players condition with new rim hooks from DFD. I"ll include the originals, two of which are broken. The strainer (P-88?) was added for practicality by a previous owner. Great sounding drum with lots of "mojo" & history. Newish coated Ambassador on top. I left the vintage Evans reso & snares on there, well just because they worked and sound nice. Speaking of which you can hear it here:





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I'm asking $400, shipped to US 48/Canada, Paypal (no gifting), communication & tracking provided, packed for wartime conditions.
I'll ship elsewhere too for a negotiated price.

Feel free to ask questions!
 
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That bead looks like the "bigger" two-piece bead, especially if it's a '20s drum. But I'm no expert, and you've no doubt taken a good hard look at it. Any pictures of the inside of the shell? Of the fold back of the bearing edge?
 

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That bead looks like the "bigger" two-piece bead, especially if it's a '20s drum. But I'm no expert, and you've no doubt taken a good hard look at it. Any pictures of the inside of the shell? Of the fold back of the bearing edge?
I'll have to takes heads off, but once I get a pic it would be awesome if you could verify that! I got this last year with the biggest load of drums I've ever scored (3 Super Classics, 1/2 dozen snares, cymbals & a boatload of hardware & was quite overwhelmed with questions.
 

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Drum sounds great! Very interesting set up at that gig.
GLWS
You can't tell by the videos how narrow the room is, including the passageway from the front door. With a trio/quartet we can play "traditional" Italian formation, but with 6 of us this works. It keeps the drums away from vocal mics and singers ears & the PA works as a monitor for me. We've have a monthly gig there for ages & lots of clients really enjoy being able to see what a drummer actually does when they're not hidden in the back
That bead looks like the "bigger" two-piece bead, especially if it's a '20s drum. But I'm no expert, and you've no doubt taken a good hard look at it. Any pictures of the inside of the shell? Of the fold back of the bearing edge?
You are right! It is a two piece shell! I'll have more pics up soon. I honestly hadn't taken a good hard look at the inside. I guess i was expecting bloody big welds & they're more subtle and well done than that. Thanks, Gkrk!
 

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I thought it might be a good idea to hear it in action so I whipped this up. I'll also make a video of the snare alone soon.
 

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I thought it might be a good idea to hear it in action so I whipped this up. I'll also make a video of the snare alone soon.
Dude! Sounds great! Wish I had the extra cash. Love those hi hats! Mice job and good luck!
 
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If anyone is unsure about this drum. Here is a thread about a very similar drum that I have and LOVE! (4x15 NOB Two Piece Ludwig.)


Although this tread is "technically" about rims, you can see how much I LOVE that drum.

MSG
 


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