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Old 01-25-2017, 02:44 PM
simongeorgiou simongeorgiou is offline
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Default Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

I got the info i needed, please remove this post.
Thank you all for the useful info

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Old 01-25-2017, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

With the Black and white badge and generic throw off I believe that is an imported model with a seamed bronze shell as opposed to one of the seamless USA made bronze drums.

I saw one recently at my local Music Go Round for $150. I've heard they sound quite good for the money but have never owned one myself, although the $150 one was tempting.

Not sure of the years these were being produced.

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Old 01-25-2017, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

Early 2000s LM306, import shell. Prices are all over the map when you can find them on ebay and reverb. They are not "rare" but more "scarce", especially in good condition. It's a great drum and if you are selling it, i would be interested. I've been looking for one for a little while.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

Thanks for the reply are you sure it's from early 2000's?
Unfortunately am I the buyer, not the seller.. or was the buyer. The seller advertised this drum to be from 1980, out of production and had a value of double the amount he wanted for it.. and suggested that I could sell it for more in the future if i wished.

I didn't really know anything about the Ludwig badges, so I kinda overlooked it.. and belived it was an "professional" from the 1980.. and paid 370$ + 17$ in transportation. But after researching some more and looking up the badges, I found out that the drum actually is a "beginners" from 1984/90s, and realised that I may have been ripped of.. so I asked for a refound on the same day.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

Yes, it is a newer drum, but no longer in production. It appears that these did become more sought after once Ludwig discontinued them. Don't see too many for sale at any given time. I've followed them for a couple years now. Some of these have sold in the range that you mentioned. So, if you like it and it sounds good, then all good I'd say. That's what really matters.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

Link to a Pdf of the 2009 catalog, see pages 21-22:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...GCYmjTidUKsjxQ
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

It is a very good sounding snare, IMO.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

Very underrated.
This "belittled" snare can sound very very good
One of my first teachers - a serious drummer- made some beautiful recording with this baby.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:46 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

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Thanks for the reply are you sure it's from early 2000's?
Unfortunately am I the buyer, not the seller.. or was the buyer. The seller advertised this drum to be from 1980, out of production and had a value of double the amount he wanted for it.. and suggested that I could sell it for more in the future if i wished.

I didn't really know anything about the Ludwig badges, so I kinda overlooked it.. and belived it was an "professional" from the 1980.. and paid 370$ + 17$ in transportation. But after researching some more and looking up the badges, I found out that the drum actually is a "beginners" from 1984/90s, and realised that I may have been ripped of.. so I asked for a refound on the same day.
Ludwig's professional series bronze drums did come out in the early 80's. And in 1984 just prior to leaving Chicago they did use bowtie lugs in place of the more typical imperial design on some snare drums...so perhaps the seller was confused (or practicing wishful thinking) as to what he had. The badge is the giveaway on this but you kind of have to be a drum geek to know that.

I'm not sure what the going rate for these might be. As I mentioned I saw one for $150 at Music Go Round but that doesn't really mean much as their prices are often way off one way or the other. In this case I think they were at least a bit low which is why I was tempted to buy it...but I already had a B/O badged bronze snare in that size so another would be kind of pointless (not that that usually stops me).

While it is an imported drum it is probably about the highest end model from that group. Also consider what the upper range bronze drums sell for, new and used. I'm not sure I'd have paid $375 for one of these but typically you'd have to shell out quite a bit more for one of the American made bronze drums. I don't have any experience as far as how different (or the same) they sound but they seem to have a good reputation.
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