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Old 09-02-2019, 04:25 PM
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Default 13" snare to rack tom project

I'm finally working on what I think will be the last drum for my very vintage Ludwig drum kit. I have previously shared photos of my 30's / 40's 6-1/2 x 14 Elkhart snare drum, my 14 x 28 Pioneer bass drum, and my last project a 12 x 15 snare drum that I converted into a floor tom.

My current project is a 1965 9 x 13 Cub model snare drum that will be converted into the rack tom for the kit. Yes, it is one of my newer drums (except for my Roland electric kit) I did the sanding today and it came out pretty well given the thinness of the mahogany veneer. There are a couple of places where the veneer was damaged and gone when I got the drum.

My question to those who care to voice an opinion is whether I should replace the keystone badge with a oval Ludwig & Ludwig Chicago badge. Would this be heresy? Or since I have these drums for my own enjoyment, does it really matter. I would love to hear from you.

I will post some photos of all of my drums and then progress photos on the 9 x 13 for your enjoyment.

Thanks for reading.

Jim
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Here are photos of the 9 x 13 future rack tom that is the subject of this thread.
Thanks
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Here is a photo of the trial fit on the bass drum. I was lucky enough to find a really nice Ludwig tom mount on eBay that is perfect for this project.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Here are a couple of better photos of my 6-1/2 by 14 Elkhart snare.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Jim - What a great looking kit !! I've always wanted a vintage wood Ludwig 4 piece kit like this but have never got around to put one together. Very cool with tons of mojo ! Looking forward to the final finished pics.
Enjoy ! Doug
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:25 AM
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Thanks Doug,
Any thoughts on changing the badge?
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Hi Jim,
If it was my project I'd leave as is - that's what the drum was born with.
Change it if you want ... doesn't really matter ..... but it's your project and what makes you feel best it is all that really matters.
My 2 cents worth
Doug
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:51 AM
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Hi Doug,
Thanks, I think I’m leaning that way as well. Besides, it will save me close to $100 given the price of the badge, grommet, and grommet tool.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:07 AM
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Yes and that 100 bucks may be enough to get you started on a new project/adventure ! lol
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