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Old 10-19-2017, 07:01 PM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

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.

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