My Very Oddly Specific Ludwig Snare Collection

andlours

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Over the past few years, I somehow have found and acquired a pre-serial badge, nickel hardware, gold sparkle Ludwig school festival snare and downbeat snare. I was lucky and in the right place at the right time and got both these drums essentially for free on two separate occasions. I've liked those two drums enough that I picked up a Pioneer in the same flavor and most recently a 12"x16" marching drum that matches as well. Now I'm on the hunt for any other Ludwig snare that matches my oddly strict criteria: gold sparkle, pre-serial number badge, and nickel hardware.

Just wanted to share my baby collection with you all. Thanks!

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JazzDrumGuy

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Nice! I have a 12x15 KB marcher and a transition badge '60 Buddy Rich.....Ludwig gold sparkle is such a sweet color!
 

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Over the past few years, I somehow have found and acquired a pre-serial badge, nickel hardware, gold sparkle Ludwig school festival snare and downbeat snare. I was lucky and in the right place at the right time and got both these drums essentially for free on two separate occasions. I've liked those two drums enough that I picked up a Pioneer in the same flavor and most recently a 12"x16" marching drum that matches as well. Now I'm on the hunt for any other Ludwig snare that matches my oddly strict criteria: gold sparkle, pre-serial number badge, and nickel hardware.

Just wanted to share my baby collection with you all. Thanks!

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Very nice! LOVE that Downbeat!
I’ve got a Pioneer(gold sparkle also) snare that I use with a gold sparkle 60’s Club Date kit and it’s fantastic!
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. Do you guys know if there are many 60s jazz fests out there with nickel hardware?
 

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Nice! I’m looking for a WFL late 50’s 12x15 in gold glass/nickel.
 


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