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Old 09-24-2019, 10:16 AM
Hobbs Hobbs is offline
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Default Ludwig Tequila Sunrise 6 3/4x14 Snare

1) Is this a tequila snare even with the clear bottom layer (typically yellow);

2) The shell depth = 6.75". Is it the same w/ 60's shells that it is still a 6.5" even though not technically 6.5"?

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Old 09-24-2019, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Tequila Sunrise 6 3/4x14 Snare

... so is this a CUSTOM snare?

Asking to nail down exactly what it's called. Seems a Tequila Vista comes in RED/ORANGE/YELLOW.

This one's ORANGE/YELLOW/CLEAR ~
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Tequila Sunrise 6 3/4x14 Snare

Hi Hobbs!

Yes, I think this was a custom order and not Tequila Sunrise. As to the depth, it's referred to as a 6.5", but as you noted, the depth is just a bit deeper. Just one of those manufacturing differences! Hope this helps.

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Old 09-24-2019, 05:45 PM
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I took another look at your snare and noticed that the lugs are not centered with that middle section. Makes me wonder about this being original. Not really sure if Ludwig would have been so careless. HOWEVER...the fact that the shell is 1/4" deeper may have something to do with this. The drilling machine was set up assuming the depth was 6.5". An odd drum!

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Old 09-24-2019, 05:54 PM
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I took another look at your snare and noticed that the lugs are not centered with that middle section. Makes me wonder about this being original. Not really sure if Ludwig would have been so careless. HOWEVER...the fact that the shell is 1/4" deeper may have something to do with this. The drilling machine was set up assuming the depth was 6.5". An odd drum!

-Mark
Excellent eye, Mark. Thank you!

It's a very clean snare w/ mid-70's badge and I see no reason to believe it wasn't glued together by Ludwig.

Would love to hear thoughts from others on this one ~

Chris
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:11 PM
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Is it possible to have been cut down
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:47 PM
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Is it possible to have been cut down
To your question : the snare's nearly mint from roughly the mid-70's. There's zero indication it's been modified.

Also : the lug median meets the center of the YELLOW layer where the "LUDWIG" logo also is aligned.

Seems factory.
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Tequila Sunrise 6 3/4x14 Snare

What does the seam, join, look like? That will give you an indication if factory or not.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:16 AM
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What does the seam, join, look like? That will give you an indication if factory or not.
Here's w/ was taken days ago :
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Tequila Sunrise 6 3/4x14 Snare

Here's another seam pic.

Incidentally, trying to find 70's 6.5x14 Vistalites online has been a bit tricky (hence my inquiring). Most that show up are the reissues.

So are these a bit on the rare side?

This is my 1st time around w/ Vistalites as I'm usually only in the 60's ~
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