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WFL Ludwig snare at thrift store

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2 heads $40 +/- and you wouldn't have to order them
 

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wonder why the chrome would rust up like that;
but ya know/

Or is that just Silt.... Yea thats what he said so it is...

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prob maybe a disintegrated Screw or 4..6
Looks like tobaccy to me. Many a hillbilly drummer Will roll their own on a snare. I've gotten drums with results of the like.
 

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Specialist says “Looks like it will be a chore getting the lug screws out. Probably Rusty. If you clean it yourself, make sure everything gets penetrating oil and use the exact size tool.”
 

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Take the lugs loose from the shell if possible,lift entire assembly of t rods,hoops and lugs and soak ?!?
Just thinking out loud!
 

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if the screw head disintegrates enough to remove the washer then.. take the lug away from the shell THEN grip the dud screws and unscrew them

you can get into trouble here.
Use real (Loosen It) penetrating Oil -not a lot- just a drop here and there . not WD 40.

Best a' luck
 

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I go onto thrift stores all the time and never find anything like this. Your lucky day. I'm not sure what the current market is on these but for a spell they were $1k+ drums. Even if they've dropped by half you did very well.

Without having to get too specific what region of the country are you in? Just need reassurance I didn't miss it locally ;)
 

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thanks, I just want it to play. I guess it’s just dirty? There is also all that red powder on the inside. I thought maybe it is rust?
That drum looks to be in pretty good shape for an old Supraphonic! An iconic drum. Most that age have pitting and flaking on the shell from the galvanic reaction between the aluminum shell and chrome plating. When cleaning, I would be very careful removing the screws, especially rusted screws. Apply some penetrating oil (eg 3 in 1 oil), first. Good find, IMO!

PS: It was just explained to me that this is a chrome over brass drum with brass hoops. Wow! The drum that Hal Blaine played on so many famous recordings of the 50’s and 60’s.

IMO, it would be well worth it to have an expert with experience with THIS DRUM to do a professional restoration. I would call Chris Heuer for a quote.
 
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That drum looks to be in pretty good shape for an old Supraphonic! An iconic drum. Most that age have pitting and flaking on the shell from the galvanic reaction between the aluminum shell and chrome plating.
The transition badge indicates this is a brass shelled drum. Should have brass hoops as well.
 

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Wiped it down with some damp paper towels to get some of the grunge off.

It has 10 lugs. Is they unusual?

There are several very rusty lug screws inside.

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Take every single piece off the drum (except badge!!!)….and get to town polishing…..I see no reason as to why the t rods would be hard to remove…

Simichrome polish …from a Harley shop..or..online..is purported to be the finest in the world…get some…and..a bunch of 100% cotton rags at Home Despot/Lowes etc…

Ludwig drums clean up great..usually….all the rust will come off….etc etc..
 

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