Ludwig Coliseum snare wires conversion

Bruzzi

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Hi,
a friend of mine asked me to if I could make him a conversion kit for his Coliseum to change the very "special" wires and to use a standard snare wire instead...of course without drilling any holes to the shell and with the option for dismantling the conversion.

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Original wires




Custom butt plate





hidden mounting for the new wires




Strainer side



A Pearl strainer for freefloating snares fits perfect.


Cheers
Bruzzi
 

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I have a Ludwig L483 that I ordered with the P-87/P-34 combination.
I really love the throw but hated the butt after I got it. The individually adjustable snares sounded like a good idea at first, but become a PITA, especially if you wanted to experiment with different snares.

To get around this issue, I just removed the P-34 an added a new P-32. I re-used all three mounting screws - two for the P-32 and one to fill the remaining P-34 pre-drilled hole.
I also currently use snare cord for this butt although I know I have used tape (plastic strip) at one time or another.

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I used tape (plastic strip, from an old drum head if I remember correctly) on P-87 throw end, and re-used the P-87 snare hardware.
The simple mod was to put a hole in the tape and bolt it back together.

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The newer P-33 looks better than the P-37 I used, but I'm not sure of the fitment... as an option these go new for under $20.
I think you may have to mount this one "upside down" as I have heard of issue with the head touching the butt on other shells.
Mounting upside down buys a bit of real estate.
 

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I was on an extremely low budget back in those days (early 80's)... so the low-cost modification fit my ends very well.
 

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I have the 6" X 14" version & it is the worst sounding snare I have EVER owned. When I got it it had a die cast batter hoop & red sparkle wrap & sounded really choked. I removed the die cast hoop & the wrap & it still sounded bad. I have tried about every head combo out there & the drum still sounds like crap.
Love your ideas& it might turn this into a drum I enjoy playing.

Thanks!
Slawman
 

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