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Ludwig super sensitive 50’s or 60’s

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This was my Dad’s drum he played with the Shriner band out of Lexington, Ky in the 50’s and 60’s. There are no badges or numbers on the drum. There are 2 additional snare wires in the case along with a stand. What would this drum be worth? As far as I can tell there are no missing parts.
 

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Thank you for answering. Is it from the 1920’s -30’s. My father passed away in 2001 so I couldn’t ask him and my mother did not know. Is it chrome over brass? I appreciate any information.
It's nickel over brass with Deluxe (copper) plating on the hardware. It's unusual to see a plain nickel shell with that plating on the hardware, so it may have been a white lacquer or "Ludwigold" finished drum that had the finish removed. (This happened a lot.)
 

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It's nickel over brass with Deluxe (copper) plating on the hardware. It's unusual to see a plain nickel shell with that plating on the hardware, so it may have been a white lacquer or "Ludwigold" finished drum that had the finish removed. (This happened a lot.)
My initial thoughts as well Rich. Great drum too....Mike
 

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It does have the Ludwig stamp on the shell- I think the shell and maybe the Super mechanism have possibly been painted over with something like aluminum fence paint. Would be odd to have a nickel shell with DeLuxe parts.
 

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It's nickel over brass with Deluxe (copper) plating on the hardware. It's unusual to see a plain nickel shell with that plating on the hardware, so it may have been a white lacquer or "Ludwigold" finished drum that had the finish removed. (This happened a lot.)
Based upon the drums that I have in my collection, I would not expect this to be a stripped white enamel or Stipelgold or Ludwigold because the shell is stamped "Ludwig". Otherwise, I would agree. As Bijan said, it is very unusual to see a NOB snare with De Luxe hardware...Regardless, a very cool drum if the Super-sensitive mechanism is all intact. The drum appears to have been gone over with something abrasive given the wear marks and the faintness of the Ludwig stamp. At the risk of stating the obvious - missing the clip/screw for the snare guard on one side; replacement screw in snare guard on opposite side...

Bob
 

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I would like to sell this drum if I could get an actual value or is there someone in the Dallas Fort Worth area that could do an appraisal? Thank you Connie Eads. You can message me at [email protected]
 


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