Dating my ludwig drums


17-May-2016 21:17

So if you have a Ludwig kit and would like to post it on here, feel free to do that.My very first drum kit was a Gold Sparkle Ludwig kit and just 2 weeks ago I went back to my roots and bought a Ludwig Classic Maple kit in you guessed it.... Here are some pics of the kit as it sits at Forks Drum Closet. I have my eye on a set of Luddies in a perfect big size. Pearl Custom Z 10-12-13-16; 24 & 18 bass; Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 20-12-16; Gretsch USA Walnut 18x16 bass x 2, 12-13-14-16; Renown 8-10-12-14-14-16-22 Recording Custom 24-13-14-16; Gadd Snare FOR SALE: 14x8 PEARL MAPLE GREEN FLASH SNARE; WANTED: Custom Z 8" & 14" toms The Maple Cortex were my dad's.I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum.I think in general serial numbers do play an important role in the commercial market especially electronics and other high end items.In most cases the best way to estimate the date of a drum is its physical characteristics.Fortunately drum companies since the 40's were good at printing catalogs.Ludwig Drums is well-known for manufacturing high quality drums and instruments.

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Then just the Super 400 then the 411, hammered 400, and 2 402s.For example, the 1970 badge without a serial number will not have the little registered mark (®) next to the Ludwig.