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- Jul 3, 2020
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Dot matrix serial numbers started in October 1983.Joe, the serial numbers were restarted at 20000 in 1984. The kit I had with serials 3013x was perhaps from 85 or so (it had original RIMS mounts with stickers saying that they were patented in 1985 IIRC). Do you know how far these serials went before the nicely printed numbers were changed to the 'matrix printer' version?
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Are these closer to 1990?
Honestly, I’m stumped. Unless someone can confirm that New Classic lugs are interchangeable with USA lugs, and New Classic floor tom brackets are interchangeable with Gladstone brackets, we probably rule that out. Unless you want to remove a lug and ft bracket to see if the holes have been messed with, or somehow don’t seem to fit the hardware properly.Yes. He is a great guy and a great player. Hope I didn't come off as suspect. He texted me last night that he doesnt know what that tom is...only that is had "really faded champagne sparkle wrap"
. So Paul what do you think my ft is?
I think a tag with dot matrix 50xxx numbers would be fall of 1987.Thanks. So Tom's 8x12 is definitely ca 1982. I was also mistaken about my 1985-ish kit: the drums actually have hand-written serial numbers! Anyway, this puts my 504xx snare a bit earlier than I thought.