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  • 1950’s Ludwig Transition Badge Pioneer Snare

     

    For sale is a vintage late 1950’s Ludwig Transition Badge Pioneer Snare. Features a custom maple finish and Nickel over Brass hardware. Everything is original except for custom finish, heads, snare ropes and badge grommet. Clean, good bearing edges and in-round. Very nice player snare.

    History of the custom finish: I had originally got this snare in with a horrible painted blue finish. It was a very poorly done paint job – blue paint all over the shell, hardware, etc. Seeing the Mahogany interior, I assumed this was a more common Mahogany exterior snare, so I proceeded to strip the paint to refinish. To my surprise there was a gorgeous Maple outer ply for the exterior! After doing some research, I found some information that Ludwig used some of these type of 3 ply shells for Duco paint finishes, as the Maple held the paint better than Mahogany. There seemed to be a base coat of white paint under the blue, but nothing that looked like the Duco finishes of that time. I thought about repainting the shell, but the Maple was just too beautiful, so I did a natural stain and a few coats of brushed gloss poly. The end result is what you see.

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  • Pearl Vision Birch 14×5.5 Snare Drum

     

    For sale is a brand new mint condition Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum Black with Black Hardware 14×5.5. Here’s an online description: The Pearl Limited Edition VX Snare Drum provides the powerful punch and aggressive attack that birch is known for. The functional and stylish appointments include a classic 8-lug design, limited edition badge, 1.6mm steel rims, and SR-900 dual strainer.

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  • Ludwig 5×14 Black Galaxy Acrolite

     

    For sale is a later model Ludwig 5×14 Black Galaxy Acrolite in mint condition. Super clean and sounds great.

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  • 1920s Ludwig & Ludwig Military Marching Snare

     

    For sale is a vintage 1920s Ludwig & Ludwig 17 inch diameter x 12 inch tall Military Model Separate Tension Street Marching Snare Drum. Everything appears to be original, and it includes a vintage hard case and vintage sticks. Sticks have “National 3A” debossed on them. Drum is in great shape for as old as it is.

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  • 1960s Ludwig Classic in Blue Sparkle

     

    For sale is a vintage late 1960s Ludwig Classic in Blue Sparkle Set for sale. Sizes are 22/13/16 with matching 14 pioneer snare.

    Badge numbers and dates are Bass Drum: #703214 1969, Snare: #629134 1968, Mounted Tom: #439399 1967, Floor Tom: #557207 1967. All badges and grommets are original and tight.

    All drums are in round and bearing edges original and intact. Very minimal pitting on chrome here and there, but overall very clean. Wraps have minimal scuffs – I have shown the worst on the mounted tom in the photos – and the bass drum wrap is a little faded, but not bad. Both toms have the painted white interior and snare and bass have the clear maple interior. Bass and mounted tom have original dealer stamp inside. The bass has four extra rail holes that have been filled and capped with matching wrap so they are not that noticeable. Looks like the rail may have been set up for a lefty on the opposite side of the bass at one point.

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