Ludwig drum badge dating
Pictured below is one of the last drums to be made with the ludwig & ludwig badge and is date stamped inside, august 1950 (0850) bluelud10 bluelud2 bluelud3 leedy & ludwig 1951 in 1950, cg conn merged their two drum companies (ludwig & ludwig and the leedy manufacturing company) into one interest. 14”x22” - bass drum (keystone badge # 89896 / no stamp date found) unique oyster black pearl swirl pattern keystone badges (16x16 floor tom has the keystone badge positioned in the center of the drum) 3-ply mahogany/poplar/ mahogany shells with white painted interiors baseball bat tone controllers with red or. Ludwig & ludwig nickel over brass super-ludwig snare drum slingerland drum badge dating from the 1960s, this was one of gretsch's student model drums and was distinguished by the use of only 6 lugs and the 'renown' throw-off.
George way (left) inspecting leedy & ludwig knob tension drums in 1951 except for a new lug design and badge, the leedy drums that were produced by. Prompted by the insurance industry, the new regulation mandated serial numbers on certain goods, including drums up until then, said mr ludwig, some of our drums were date stamped and some weren't - but none had serial numbers our dealers begged us to put them on, so we had our badge. The new keystone badge didn't have serial numbers on it until 1962 another method of dating most ludwig drums is the rubber-stamped. I just picked up a used classic maple fab 4 kit, i'm trying to figure out the 'ballpark' date of the kit the badges i have on my drum set are silver and look like the example shown here: there is a new badge that i see current kits for sale.
I am in the process of working out a deal to buy a ludwig drum set the bass drum is virgin and has a blue and olive badge numbered 3005436 judging by the date on the bass drum, are these three plys or 6 plys. Ludwig oyster blue pearl club date tom keystone badge ludwig 100th anniversary gold snare drum ludwig psychedelic red bass drum club date. Year serial 1961–62, no number 1963, no number – 7900 1964, 9xxxx – 33449 1965, 108532 – 259xxx 1966, 260xxx – 449xxx 1967, 450xxx – 548xxx 1968, 549xxx – 665372 1969, 670xxx – 741215 blue & olive badges year serial 1969, 765xxx – 834xxx 1970, (out of sequence, unnumbered.
Unlike the many components and changing particulars which make dating a guitar difficult, a few key, consistent elements make identifying a drum's year of manufacture much easier in this article, we'll be looking at the three best ways to identify a ludwig: date stamp, serial number/badge style and shell. The history of ludwig drums - the vintage drum guide shows you ludwig finishes, ludwig drum badges, ludwig drum set catalog pages, ludwig snare drum catalog pages and the most complete ludwig history all on one vintage drum web site. Ludwig & ludwig golden water decal (circa 1912-1924) picture ludwig & ludwig oval stamp (circa 1916-1926) picture leedy indianapolis oval stamp ( circa 1903-1929) picture walberg & auge barry drum co badge (1920's and 30's) picture barry drum co metal stamp (1920's) picture george b stone badge pre-.
Ludwig drum badge dating
The lugs were essentially a copy of the camco design hayman was out of business by 1975 the company started with the name george hayman on the badge, then shortened it to just hayman in later years hayman made the drum kits in 3 brushed metallic finishes gold, silver and midnight blue they also had a 'natural.
Ludwig drums have a distinct advantage over gretsch when it comes to establishing a relationship between serial number and date many ludwig drums , including main line (keystone and blue/olive badges) and standards, have dates stamped inside their shells or on paper labels in the 1999-2005 time frame , several. Slingerland drum badge slingerland hollywood ace model gretsch dixieland separate tension snare drum dating from the 1960s, this was one of gretsch's student model drums and was distinguished by the use of only 6 lugs and the 'renown' throw-off it is also equipped with diecast hoops which were a feature.
Vintage drums, legendary sounds: ludwig superclassic which is how we identify ludwig drums to this day, with the exception of the blue/olive badge which came about in 1970 again, more about that at a later date. There are several ways to date ludwig drums from all production periods the most accurate way to dating a drum is to see it as a whole, and assess every aspect of the drum indicating factors include (not limited to): serial numbers, date stamps, shell mold, shell hardware, finishes, and badges serial numbers popbox. Results 1 - 48 of 100 new listing1967 vintage ludwig 5x14 chrome snare drum gold badge chicago to restore not sure what else it may or the 12 tom has a serial number of 383xxx, and has a white interior with a white muffler and an ink date stamp of december 6, 1966 the 13 tom has a serial.