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Old 05-09-2017, 07:09 AM
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Cool identify Ludwig snare

hello all, i bought a ludwig snare for 20 of a guy. said it'd been sitting in his garage for two years after he found it in the road. he knows nothing about drums so i was hoping someone could help identify what type it is. iv tried looking up the serial code but with no luck. its black in colour, maybe a black beauty? thank you fellow drummers!

serial code: 3370669
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:30 AM
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Jackpot!

That's a black Beauty.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:16 AM
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yes! very exciting. thanks for the help. any idea how old it is? iv had no luck with the serial number
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:01 PM
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Yes nice 6.5 snare. Black beauty sitting on the side of the road?
I would say the year is around 1985ish.
Monroe badge so after 1984 when they moved from Chicago.
I have a couple of kits from 1984 the last of Chicago era and the numbers are 3118xxx
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:21 PM
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Who finds a 6.5x14 Black Beauty sitting on the side of the road?
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:01 PM
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someone loading gear into their car and a bit gets left behind. It happens.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:50 PM
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I'd guess it was a bit later. Ludwig dropped the Black Beauty model for a few years right around 1984. I'm not sure exactly when they brought it back after the move to Monroe but I think it was around 1990 give or take a year or two. This is probably one of the earlier Monroe BB's though.

Quite a drum to find by the side of the road. Either someone had no clue what they had or else someone really pulled a stupid move during a load out. Or it fell out of a vehicle (although it doesn't look to have suffered the sort of damage that would likely inflict).
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:43 AM
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Threads like this always blow my mind! BB on roadside?
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