Welcome to The Ludwig Drum Experts! We are here to answer your Ludwig drum history questions. There is an entire section devoted to Ludwig Drums, including the history of Ludwig Drums, drum badges , drum finishes and catalog pages on their snare drums as well as drum sets. As always, we are learning and researching and adding new items to this web site, like our rare and never seen Ludwig Factory Videos from ! Watch them here on our video player. Since we can't list it all here, our Vintage Drum Guide houses all the research and history on Ludwig Drums and that is the place to do more research!
We have an extensive collection of Ludwig history; Ludwig Badges, Ludwig Serial Numbers, Ludwig Drum Set Catalog Scans, Ludwig Snare Drum Catalog Scans, Ludwig Jazzette History, Ludwig Standard History, Ludwig Acrolite History, Ludwig Black Beauty History, Ludwig Finishes, Ludwig Products and Ludwig Memorabilia dating back to the companies. Below you will find information for dating the serial numbers on Ludwig Drums. Here are some references you can use to date by serial number. The web site link is available so feel free to visit their web sites and learn more. I only put them in one location . Nov 29, All the online guides are way out of date and incomplete. Rick Gier's book Serial Number Based Dating Guides for Vintage Ludwig Drums (published by Rebeats) tells us: That's the BO4 version of the badge with rounded corners and the little (R). These are recorded with serial numbers to and date stamps to
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Solving problems with the best-in-class simulation and analysis. We can pretty acurately date Ludwig drums and Ludwig serial numbers are a big help, but not an exact science.
Ludwig Acrolite 1967 Snare Drum
Other special features like badges, shell plys and the interior finish all help in giving you a date range of your drums manufacture. Please email us with any questions and let us know how we can help you and if you want an imediate answer then visit the Vintage Drum Forum and post a photo.
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Mar 16, The serial info on Ludwig's site is pretty worthless, especially on 70's drums. It is not based on any internal documentation (Ludwig did not record any serial number information when these drums were in production nor do the numbers themselves contain any coded info) but is merely copied from Rob Cook's Ludwig book. 9 rows Year: Serial: XXX - XXX: (Out of sequence, unnumbered) XXX - XXX: XXX - XXX: XXX - XXX: XXX. Jun 04, When using chart 2, keep in mind that these serial numbers are close indicators only, i.e. the serial numbers marking the beginning and ending of each year cannot be distinctly established due to Ludwig's factory procedures just mentioned, and the discrepancies that those procedures caused in the serial number/date stamp-relationship.
One last thing to bear in mind: a drumset featuring sequential serial numbers tends to be higher in value than sets with era-correct badges and hardware but non-sequential serial numbers.
If you happen to know your woods, examining the plies and interior finish can be instrumental in era identification, but again, the drum may have been modified through the years. Shells from through the fall of were comprised of two mahogany plies with a single poplar ply sandwiched between.
Serial Number Based Dating Guides for Vintage Ludwig Drums Main Line Drums & Standard Drums A fresh look at vintage Ludwig drums, with an emphasis on understanding how to evaluate authenticity and estimate manufacturing dates. Ludwig acrolite serial number dating. I'm a good one, recommendation of the dial. Machineheads: juvenile 13, right between the manufacturer coverage. Buy warwick bass like you know the late s, rhode island during this year standards are like you can also extremely popular. Serial numbers can check the serial number.
From until the interiors were painted white. A clear lacquer finish was used in,and part of At that point, Ludwig introduced the Granitone finish, a gritty grey coating used to cover aesthetically displeasing blemishes in the interior wood finish.
From autumn throughLudwig changed the mahogany plies over to maple, and in introduced the Classic series, abandoning the reinforcement rings and opting for six plies of maple and poplar.
The Classic drums also opted back to the clear lacquer interior finish.
The more coveted vintage drums feature the 3-ply construction. Armed with this information, you now have the tools at hand to begin identifying and dating the Ludwigs of yesteryear. Purchasing a vintage snare or set is a thrilling experience not only for the find, but also for the knowledge that your new instrument persevered through the decades and is now at your fingertips to create anew.