Ludwig Pioneer question

thejohnlec

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Hi all,

Quick question: is white paint on the interior of a Pioneer shell normal? Looking at one with a serial number keystone badge and baseball bat muffler, red sparkle wrap. All hardware aging is consistent and appears original.

Interested in the possible year of manufacture. Thanks in advance!

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My Pioneer is s/n 108151, white felt, unpainted mahogany interior. It was a duco before being refinished, maybe wrapped versions were maple and therefore white interior.
 

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Thanks everyone for the info. I got the snare today and it’s in really great shape. Some rust on the hoops and some tension rods is the biggest challenge, but those should clean up reasonably well. Other hardware will get a standard cleaning. The red sparkle wrap and the shell are in stellar condition!

Is the shell maple-poplar-maple on these?

Hope you’re all well!
 

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