- Apr 11, 2014
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- Godfrey Illinois
Yes but the bass has a transition badge too so it was made at around the same time. well before there were Jazzette sets in the catalog.Very cool, but I feel that 18" was added much more later and original bass was 20"
I would agree but it is no problem to swap the badge. I do not look for some "theories" but would like to look in close on that to be sure on anything on that drumK.O. said:
The extra holes for the large lugs would indicate that it originally had the small lugs...and having small lugs on a drum that size would likely indicate a former marching drum. Slingerland made 18" tenor drums, I don't know if Ludwig did as well back then but maybe.Randy73 said:The bass shell is in fact a Transition badge shell. Unfortunately, someone cut it down ( sloppily) to an 18 x 13 at some point. I'm assuming the edge must have been damaged for them to have done this. The lugs, claws and rods are also incorrect and one extra hole per lug has been drilled to mount them. Luckily, the correct lugs do cover the holes. As for the later 4 bolt rail,during this time this kit may have had a hoop mounted Tom bracket and someone may have added the 4 bolt mount out if preference. I plan to clean up the cut edge of the bass and reinstall all of the missing correct parts. Oddly enough, the 12 and 14 are in excellent unmodified condition.