Ludwig 80's anomaly - as usual...

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I've seen this kit for sale before, and have been looking for a "modern" Ludwig kit in smaller sizes. This is 20, 10, 12, 14.
Pro - small sizes, "original" Ludwig tom holder, very good condition.
Cons - power sized bass drum and toms (why not?)

I don't know how to do...
 

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They look super-clean and really nice. Are they 6-ply, with no reinforcing rings? If they were in the U.S., you could get Jack Lawton to shave an inch or two off those rack toms.

But I also dig el_47's philosophy on this, too.
 

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That would be either 32 or 42
LC-3205 Classic lugs 6ply
LC-5205 long lugs 6ply
LS-4205 Classic lugs 4ply
LS-6205 long lugs 4ply
 

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Everybody wants to cut down their toms, I'm not a great fan of Power Toms, but I feel that they have a sound of their own....lower fundamental note and deep full sound, Overall I have modern depth shallow toms on the majority of my kits..., I would never cut down the toms on my '84 RC's or my '87 BLX kits...Just Sayin'
 
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I know during this era Ludwig had 10 lugs on some of their 14's , am I seeing 8 lugs on the 12 ? Is there any way of veryfying these sizes and shell thickness . If these are 4 ply Super Classics , then I'd take them regardless of the sizes or lug configuration . If they're not, approach with a little caution and try to obtain some kind of verification . Maybe a DFO member lives close by and can check them out for you , unless they're in Sweden already ...
 

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9x10 6lug
11x12 8lug
14x14 8lug
16x20 8lug

it was the 14 power/rack toms that would get 10 lugs.
My guess is 6 ply. The kick has inlaid hoops, the racks have large classic lugs, so they are not the early power toms, and classic holder vs modular. Probably 80-83
 

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I know during this era Ludwig had 10 lugs on some of their 14's , am I seeing 8 lugs on the 12 ? Is there any way of veryfying these sizes and shell thickness . If these are 4 ply Super Classics , then I'd take them regardless of the sizes or lug configuration . If they're not, approach with a little caution and try to obtain some kind of verification . Maybe a DFO member lives close by and can check them out for you , unless they're in Sweden already ...
Oh, they’re in Sweden from the besinning, Benny.
 

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9x10 6lug
11x12 8lug
14x14 8lug
16x20 8lug

it was the 14 power/rack toms that would get 10 lugs.
My guess is 6 ply. The kick has inlaid hoops, the racks have large classic lugs, so they are not the early power toms, and classic holder vs modular. Probably 80-83
Maybe it doesn’t show in the small picture but it’s Monroe badges so my guess is 88-ish, but with classic tom holder.
Thanx for the info on the lugs!
 

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Welcome.
The move was 85 on. Ask for the three digit date code on the interior. Monroe was good about that. If I remember correctly, you could get modular, classic, or rocker tom holders.
 

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