Ludwig 14x10 snare drum SNOM with Atlas floor tom mount upgrade

VinSparkle

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Hi all, can someone tell me when this snare was made? It’s in great condition. White wrap is tight and the color is clean and bright (no yellowing). Has the Ludwig tone control too.

Someone retrofitted it with Atlas floor tom mounts and upgraded to PureSound wires. Really cool idea. Makes for a legit snom!

Serial number 3096441. Can’t see any date info on the inside of the shell.

Thanks!

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Could be so handy as the auxiliary power ballad snare, next to the hi-hats! And dig the Chicago large Keystone!
 

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I thought the move from Chicago to Monroe was around 84/85? So my guess would be early 80s.
 

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How is that working out for you? I'm sort of eyeballing a vintage Ludwig 10x14 to use as a left side "snom" and I'm wondering how well it works and sounds as a floor tom with the snares off.
 

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Anything sufficiently deep will work. Check out these vids of my 14x7 Loud Series oak Yamaha snare...also take note of the tune-bot settings...oh, and heavy batter heads are key...


I actually moved the Ludwig along because the Yamaha worked well enough and matched my kit
 

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Anything sufficiently deep will work. Check out these vids of my 14x7 Loud Series oak Yamaha snare...also take note of the tune-bot settings...oh, and heavy batter heads are key...


I actually moved the Ludwig along because the Yamaha worked well enough and matched my kit
Nice. I'm eyeballing a vintage blue/olive badge 14x10 that matches my modern ludwig kit but I think the place is asking too much. I might throw an offer out and see if they take it.
 

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How is that working out for you? I'm sort of eyeballing a vintage Ludwig 10x14 to use as a left side "snom" and I'm wondering how well it works and sounds as a floor tom with the snares off.
I used a 70's 3 ply marching drum for a while, Evans 500 on the snare side. But with a 4 piece kit with a 12 inn the rack position I had trouble tuning the 14 low enough. I prefered a 6.5 x15 50's Slingerland which is what I've settled on. ( after 3 or 4 different drums)
 


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