Anyone know Ludwig Tom mount history & which do you prefer?

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Hard to see the mount in the pictures but I believe the blue sparkle kit is from 1964 and has a diamond tom mount, and the SBP clubs are from 1966 with post tom mount. What's the history on the Ludwig tom mounts from this time period?

I have to say I have never had a problem with the tom on my blue sparkle kit and gig with these the most. Call it lazy but it's so easy to pack up at the end of a gig when you can just pop the tom off with no wrench. It's a 20" bass and fits perfectly in a 22" hard shell case without having to change anything - so in the van and gone... Otherwise I'd probably just use a snare stand for tom.

Who knows the history & which do you guys like/use?
 

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ive got some of both. ive always liked diamond mount too. I like the way they look and function. the other style mount from 64 would look much like your 66 mount,except its a casting with internal threads. they work ok but will strip out. they would be the same as the floor tom leg mounts on your 64 kit if they are still original.

those are some fine looking kits. that sky blue pearl is to die for!

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i have rail mounts for both of my 65 drum sets .... but i prefer a rim mount of a stand , for my upper tom ...
 

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Have a few Luddy kits with the double mount.
1st is the earliest '62 ish clip mount, which is very limited in adjustment but very strong and tight.
Then we have a '67-68 with has the block font logo
Followed by '69- ? with the Newer script logo.
There was another version in '65-'66 that I don't have.

I've upgraded the '68 with New splined eye bolts and long T handles for quick and dependable set up.
 

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Those splined eyebolts are a huge improvement over the smooth originals. An inexpensive and invisible upgrade that solves one of the few failings of the originals.
 

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PeterK said:
Those splined eyebolts are a huge improvement over the smooth originals. An inexpensive and invisible upgrade that solves one of the few failings of the originals.
They work great on the spurs and cymbal holders as well.
 

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*OT sidenote*

Also used the repro splined eye bolts on the spurs along with T handles and Pearl ISO feet.
It doesn't get any better for the old Gullwings!!
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for the Vintage gig kits, I usually take all of the original mounting hardware off the rack tom and the bass for less weight and just go with the DDrum sus mount. It's the most slimline lightest one out there. If I am showing then I go with the original mounts that are there.
 


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