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Old 01-10-2019, 09:48 AM
ssoccer ssoccer is offline
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Default How to lighten drum finish/stain

I added 2 Ludwig Classic Toms to my original 1992 kit. All were identified as Mahogany stain, but the latter 2 toms are much darker and do not match the original kit very well. I would like to lighten up the 2 newer toms and have no interest to refinish. I think Ludwig finishes are not consistent over time.

I thought about setting them in direct sunlight and rotating. But if you have better ideas from your experience, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.
1967 Ludwig WMP Club Date + 18", + 16" FT
1992 Ludwig Classic 6 piece Mahogany Stain + 8" & 18"
2004 Ludwig Black Beauty 6.5", brass fittings
1930 Ludwig Rope Tension Marching SD
90th Ludwig Anniversary Top Hat & Cane 5" SD
Ludwig 6.5" x 14" Top Hat & Cane custom SD
1948 WFL Ludwig Super Classic WMP 5.5" SD
1920's Ludwig 28" BD, Disney Characters
1970's Fibes 22", 16", 12" rewrap Top Hat & Cane
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