Vintage Drum Forum

Vintage Drum Forum (http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/index.php)
-   Vintage Drums (http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6)
-   -   Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed! (http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=60622)

yesman 10-19-2017 05:16 PM

Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
Hi!

I borrowed a Ludwig Super Sensitive 14" x 6,5" from a friend. Thinking about buying it.
I noticed it doesn't have a Ludwig badge. The throw off says ludwig and everything seems original. Sounds great as well!

What´s up with this?

K.O. 10-19-2017 05:56 PM

Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
Sounds like someone pulled the badge off. Surely it had one originally. A lot of SS were used in school programs where badges can be the first thing to get ripped off. Post a picture and someone can probably pinpoint the era with reasonable accuracy.

Purdie Shuffle 10-19-2017 07:01 PM

Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
2 Attachment(s)
You can tell the 'era' (not the year) by the Super-Sensitive mechanism itself specifically the snare guards... it's simple:

If it has an angled 'wire cage' that connects to the strainer it is from 1969/70 on...

If the strainer mechanism is protected by a wide flange that is a part of the hoop it is from 1969 or before.

First photo is 60's w/flange, second photo is 70's and later with wire housing.

Note: The 60's and earlier version of the mechanism is -smaller- than the 70's unit which is larger and bulkier.

John

BEC 10-20-2017 03:31 PM

Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
Not all Super Sensitives had badges, or snare guards. A photo will tell the story.....

K.O. 10-20-2017 04:57 PM

Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BEC (Post 420090)
Not all Super Sensitives had badges, or snare guards. A photo will tell the story.....

Of course you are correct sir. I was picturing a Ludwig (post 1955) SS drum but if it's an older Ludwig and Ludwig then yup, it might have never had either.

yesman 10-25-2017 01:50 PM

Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!
 
3 Attachment(s)
Here are some pictures.

First picture is where the badge is supposed to be.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign