Early DW Serial Numbers

cruncher99

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Hoping someone can help me out placing the year or info on an early DW kit I just purchased. It’s in white marine pearl with all gold hardware and black and gold badges. The drums all have sequential serial numbers starting with 009135 on the 10” Tom and going up to 009140 on the Snare. The Toms all have a stamped number inside of 1963. Couldn’t be a date so maybe a production number? Kit needs some love but everything seems solid. Thanks for any help!

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Unfortunately in that black/brass badge era (1994 - 1998 approx) DW still didn’t kept a good track record.
They only started with that when they stamped the date inside the shell, which was the next generation (black/chrome badge).

You can contact DW to see if they have any info, but expect to get nothing back in terms of a date.

At least you can narrow it down to that period.
 


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