UPDATE What year are these Ludwig Rockers?

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I got these yesterday with a bunch of other stuff. They are Rockers, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what year. My guess is they are a 1984 Mark Time Kit.

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Granitetone interior
Classic lugs
Black and white badge
Slingerland style spurs
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Those might be the second series of Standards which were the precursors of the Rocker series. Classic Lugs and classic mounts would indicate an earlier variety of Standards or Rockers, which is likely a good thing since they may have been made in Chicago or Monroe.
 

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Those might be the second series of Standards which were the precursors of the Rocker series. Classic Lugs and classic mounts would indicate an earlier variety of Standards or Rockers, which is likely a good thing since they may have been made in Chicago or Monroe.
Thanks. That’s kind of what I was thinking. Maybe these?????
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I concur with KO, I think that these are late Standards or early Rockers.

I bought one of these for my nephew five or six years ago, along with an Acrolite and some 1970s Zildjian "A"s. It was a great sounding kit for not a lot of money.
 

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I own the same set but in white. In support of some posts, I also believe it Is a Chicago made S/L. Mine does not have serial numbers. Great set!
 

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That's just great! Fine rockin' drums and probably not too $$$. And the matching wood snare? Beauty!
 

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Lugs are wrong for S/L or Mark Time kits.
Look at the catalogue pics again.
Those drums are outfitted with the old Standard lugs, not the Classic Ludwig lug, like the drums in question have.
....still, the shell is fairly thin, so it could be the 3 ply used on the Mark Time.
Nice looking kit, though. I'm sure they'll sound great.
Cool grab, rikkrebs. Congrats. :thumbup:

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Elvis,
With those badges, metal bass hoops & hardware, it is definitely an early 80's S/L or Rocker. The disappearing bass spurs are a dead giveaway.
Ludwig's use of lugs was what they had on hand at the time. Several documented Standards & Rockers with Classic lugs.
Great drums for small dollars. I really like mine, which has the Standard / Rocker lugs.
 

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Many have asked that same quesion. I don't think anyone knows, because I don't recall anyone coming up with a "for sure" answer.
If anyone knows for certain, please speak up.

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Elvis,
With those badges, metal bass hoops & hardware, it is definitely an early 80's S/L or Rocker. The disappearing bass spurs are a dead giveaway.
Ludwig's use of lugs was what they had on hand at the time. Several documented Standards & Rockers with Classic lugs.
Great drums for small dollars. I really like mine, which has the Standard / Rocker lugs.
Yeah, I'm with you on that.
Catalogue pics often show only a partial example or an example that either never went into actual production, or was only used for a very short time.
Everything else about that kit screams "Mark Time", so I'll go with that one.
It's a Mark Time kit.

Elvis
 

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Thank you everyone for info. After cleaning them up and putting new heads on them I sold them to a friend. I’m on to my next project
 

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