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Old 02-01-2019, 03:57 PM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

I have a lovely CoB snare preserial. It is 14 x 6.5. It is in lovely condition apart from an area where a serial number from perhaps a school or military underneath the badge has been scratched off with a Bremen or similar. Do you recommend that I learn to live with this or if there a way to improve it. I was thinking either polish the scratched areas so there is a brass area but still highly polished, rechrome the shell (which worries me as I donít want to effect the sound or the value) or find a localised way of repairing the small patch of a missing chrome. Thoughts or advice appreciated.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:51 PM
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Learn to live with it...It is part of the history of the drum now...

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Old 02-01-2019, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

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Learn to live with it...It is part of the history of the drum now...

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I know we all want to have our drums in pristine condition, but this type of "defect" should best be left as-is. Can you post pictures?

-Mark
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:01 AM
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

Embrace the mojo and play it!
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

Your drum looks pretty good to me! Like mendozart said, "Embrace the mojo and play it"!

You've got a great 402!

-Mark
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

A small piece of 3M foil aircraft tape would hide the blemish and blend in with the shell from 10 feet away, although the blemish itself is probably not visible from 10 feet away. Nice drum.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

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Worry more about the excessive splay pulling your head into the edges.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

That's a very nice drum. I'd think a re-chrome would hurt the value by a lot.

Are there weld marks on the inside of the hoops? I have a '69 402 with welded hoops, but the weld is only visible on the inside of the hoop. ~1.6 mm hoops.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Preserial Chrome on Brass Snare rechrome?

I'm usually a "leave it alone" guy but, why can't a rechrome be part of this drums history? You are not likely to find another, let alone actually buy it if you already have one. What's to say the rechrome hurts the value more than the removal of the school serial?

If it were just the school serial I'd say leave it for sure.

But before you commit to rechroming do some research, ask a professional and make sure that the scratches won't be visible after all that money and work.( Removing the badge dipping etc)

A crappy restoration always looks worse than a well worn survivor.
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