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Old 02-05-2014, 11:25 AM
gblaze7 gblaze7 is offline
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Cool Are These Really Ludwigs?

After departing from a band I played in for two years, I was given these shells (no snare) by one of the members. They were in his garage and he wasn't using them. I'd love to believe they're really Ludwigs, but with no badges, no serial numbers, no wrap, and some of the questionable hardware, I just don't know. The lugs and tom holder seem legit, but the floor tom leg mounts say "Japan," which has me thinking it was pieced together to look like luddies. I think there are holes where a badge should be on each shell; and I'm not sure what kind of wood this is. The bass drum has a 45 degree bearing edge, but the toms have rounded edges. It has no bottom hoops or heads. Sizes are 12", 13" 16" and 26". Can you guys help me identify these drums? Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:30 AM
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No..Made in Japan..

vertical grain tells ya that...
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:47 AM
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Wow. It's that easy?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:56 AM
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Yep...that easy...and the wood used..Luan Mahogany...
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: Are These Really Ludwigs?

I agree...made in Japan. The lugs and t-rods on bass drum appear to be Ludwig, though.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Are These Really Ludwigs?

they have a nice look to them. if they sound good, i'd roll on with them!

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:35 PM
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Wow. It's that easy?
Eastern coast of Japan.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Are These Really Ludwigs?

The toms look just like the toms on my tie dye kit. The kit i redid in tie dye is a lot like yours....pieced together to have the ludwig look. I personally love that ludwig tom mount. Its the best there is and good looking too, jmo.
Anyway...with some remo pinstripes and tuning up...them babys sould rock. I think you got a nice kit there....not ludwigs tho.

ps, the bass could possibly be a ludwig. ???
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:33 PM
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I think you are on to something elmoonlight. The position of the diamond plate tom holder and hole for the badge look pretty good also. From the pics I would guess the kick is actually a Ludwig.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:17 PM
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Cool Re: Are These Really Ludwigs?

you guys are awesome! first time in here. lots o' Ludwig knowledge up in this place. i just got home from work and I'm waiting on a Questlove Breakbeats kit to be delivered!

i kinda like the wood on this kit i posted, and they do have a pretty deep sounding tone, even with the worn out Ambassadors on them (though the floor tom and bass have clear pin stripe heads). here's some more pics and the inside of the bass drum as requested. plus, a beauty shot of that tom mount : ) also, on the outside of the bass drum, there's a weird indentation that looks like it might have been a badge (but, not one i recognize). anyone know what that is?
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