- Feb 12, 2016
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“Ludaloy” is the Acrorate spelling.
I guess this is part of the baffling thing. Ludwig now has two different lines of seamless brass AND copper USA 6.5" 10-lug snares. The less-expensive version is really only slightly less so.I get the feeling that Acros were the cheap line back in the day. I'd venture to guess then that they're cheap to make, but you wouldn't necessarily figure that as they're much more expensive these days (in relative terms). I could believe that since the world has figured out that these are nice sounding drums and that theirs a demand for them that Ludwig doesn't want to price them too competitively because that would mean that might be taking sales away from more expensive models they offer. Now they cost more and the truly inexpensive snares that they sell are more likely to sound as if they are...
No. The 5x14 is known as the 8-lug and the 6.5 is 10 lugs. And, yes, that is per tradition.Acrolite is known so well as their 8 lug aluminum snare drum, available in various depths...
I don't think they meant that Acrolite was a finish, but rather, the Standard series snare drum had a finish like that also found on the Acrolite.Sure, but they had some confusing uses of the Acrolite name. Such as the Ludwig Standard metal snare:
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In 1969, they considered Acrolite to be a finish (unplated metal), rather than a material.
Also, in 1964, they called Acrolite a "wonder metal"
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Only going back to the introduction of the Black Galaxy finished Acrolite's, commonly referred to as "Blacrolite's".The 5x14 is known as the 8-lug and the 6.5 is 10 lugs. And, yes, that is per tradition.
Aren’t you leaving out the vintage BOE 6.5 drums though?Only going back to the introduction of the Black Galaxy finished Acrolite's, commonly referred to as "Blacrolite's".
Before then, the Acrolite was only available as a 14x5 8 lug snare drum.
It was the aluminum shelled version of the Jazz Festival.