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Old 03-22-2012, 02:35 PM
MarkovichStudent MarkovichStudent is offline
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Default Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Hi! First post to this great site and forum


I have a question on my Leedy & Ludwig 5 x 14 "The Reliance" mahogany finish snare drum.

I bought it about 25 years ago (great sound, no cracks, original all the way around) and I've always noticed the small stamped number on the inside of the shell, "5406" but when I was doin' my standard care just recently I noticed another, very light, larger numbers (about an inch in height) on the inner shell. It is hard to make them out but with a small flashlight just laying on the surface of the shell the numbers are "48838"

What are they? Also is the "5406" a serial number or date stamp? 06/54?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Date stamp
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

yep like Blair stated 1954 and June. Here is a link to the catalog. http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/imag...re-drums-3.jpg

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Thanks! So the small stamp IS the date stamp 06/54 and I'm guessing the other large numbers "48838" are the serial numbers?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

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Thanks! So the small stamp IS the date stamp 06/54 and I'm guessing the other large numbers "48838" are the serial numbers?
your correct on the 5406 the other numbers aren't serial numbers, I've never figured these other numbers out, and I've owned alot of conn era drums have a ludwig ludwig kit now. I think they where maybe the lot number for the factory or something??
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Leedy & Ludwig didn't have a serial number system,(nor did Leedy or L&L before them). Non of my Leedy & Ludwig drums had anything other than a date stamp.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Photos might help determine what they are.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Any Leedy & Ludwig experts?

Yea, all the study I've ever done about the L&L drums they didn't have serial numbers. So, I'm guessing the big 1' tall numbers probably are shell lot numbers or just lot numbers for something???

Great drum anyway, it has a very nice pocket sound... can't believe these were made for just schools :-)
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:12 PM
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Photos might help determine what they are.
I'll take a couple of pics and upload them at imagebam and put them on.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:15 PM
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Leedy & Ludwig didn't have a serial number system,(nor did Leedy or L&L before them). Non of my Leedy & Ludwig drums had anything other than a date stamp.
Like I wrote, I have had this drum for about 25 years and I never noticed the large, lightly sprayed on? 1" large numbers until just recently.

You might take a flashlight and checkout your drums to see if you have any you've missed too
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