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can someone help me I.D. this Ludwig snare

mikepmcde

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I picked this drum up for 125 w/ a gibraltar flat base stand.

my question: is this from the 80’s? or even the ludwig factory?
serial number 3056031

Has anyone seen this wrap before?

Did ludwig start using the generic made in taiwan snare wires in the 80’s? like what’s on the black acrolites?

it looks like the badge was removed using a counter sunk bit, but idk if that’s just how ludwig rolled then.

also does this interior look familiar?

just curious thanks!
 

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Let’s see the throw and butt.
Badge looks like it has been messed with.
 

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Is the inside natural or painted white? Hard to tell from the pics
 

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Let’s see the throw and butt.
Badge looks like it has been messed with.
agreed. throw off is generic silver ludwig 80’s throw off like on the black acrolites. butt plate is 80’s ludwig. all ludwig parts- with some unoriginal rods.
 

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Yep, the grommet has been filed back and simply reused. I vote rewrap at a minimum.
me as well, i noticed that and thought rewrap immediately. do u recognize the wrap though? kinda reminds me of the reissue of the pink oyster from this year.
 

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Just a guess but 4 ply with white interior would add up for this having started life as a rocker snare that somebody upgraded with bowties, b/o badge and a rewrap. If that was the case the interior would have been speckled gray so sanding it smooth and painting it white adds up

If so they are good sounding drums, and it looks good
 

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me as well, i noticed that and thought rewrap immediately. do u recognize the wrap though? kinda reminds me of the reissue of the pink oyster from this year.
I'm thinking that was never a factory color as shown here, on the non-strata white it looks like a generic aftermarket offering. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good looking wrap, just not a Ludwig color .
 

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why? you no like a Ludwig?
- you got a Gibraltar flat based stand out of it that's good; (one's in my gig bag..good stuff
 

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why? you no like a Ludwig?
- you got a Gibraltar flat based stand out of it that's good; (one's in my gig bag..good stuff
no i do love ludwig’s i was under the impression that this might be a jazz festival though. i may have rushed into buying it since it was listed on facebook for acouple hours already and wanted dibs. gibraltar stands are good although i just grabbed a single braced pearl 930 plus i have many snare stands already. either way not at a loss ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 


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