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- Aug 12, 2018
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I guess for some it's part of the look of the drum. It identifies it! I'd be upset if the emblem from my truck fell off or would be crooked.It's interesting the amount of attention the topic of "badges" gets on this forum. Straight vs. crooked, classy vs. ugly, keystone vs. B/O, centered vs.non-centered on the shell, bass drum badge facing the drummer vs. facing the audience.................................
I think you might be on to something there! Good call! LOL!If you return it, it will continue to bug you that that drum is out there, somewhere, with its crooked badge. You'll be looking for it at every concert you attend, and every YouTube video you watch. It will slowly eat your soul until you are nothing but a walking shell. It will control your destiny. I strongly recommend that you keep it so that this creeping horror is avoided, for the sake of you and your loved ones.
I think it's only that particular mistake. Every single other detail in the drum is flawless. And like I stated before, my other 8 drums which I also bought new from Ludwig came with zero defects. I guess it can happen!To answer the OP's question: Yes, it would bother me. It prompt me to ask other questions, too. Is the crooked badge perhaps endemic of larger quality and crafstmanship issues? If the manufacturer can't do something as simple as put the badge on straight, what else are they not paying attention to?