- Jan 8, 2019
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Recently acquired a 70's era Ludwig 5x14 Black Beauty Super Sensitive snare drum. Has some minor scratches/scuffs and the lacquer on the shell seems to be coming off in some sections, but otherwise is in beautiful condition and I'm stoked to finally own one! Has the pointed badge and the serial number - 1671111 which makes it a '77-'78? The shell is considerably heavier than the modern BB's I've compared with. Sounds great and I don't plan on parting with her anytime soon! If anyone has any additional knowledge regarding badge dating or recommendations for cleaning brass/bronze shells on vintage drums feel free to give me your feedback. Now I just have to find a case that'll fit this damned thing!