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Old 04-14-2017, 05:29 AM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Ludwig standard bass drum head discolouration

My 60s ludwig bass drum has the original head. The standard label on the head has gone off colour to a brown tinge on the clear part of the badge. Are there any ways to improve this that people have tried. Interested in thoughts from those with experience.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:45 AM
CTMichaelV CTMichaelV is offline
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Default Re: Ludwig standard bass drum head discolouration

Mine has the same issue, have not seen any method for removing the yellow that would not also remove the logo paint.
My approach was to either remove the logo, remove the glue with Goo Gone and put the new logo on or source the same era head and add the new logo.
I took the second route to preserve the ”vintage head” if I ever sell the kit and someone wants it.

I did a post a while back on replacement logos for BD heads:
Logos for BD Heads - a great source

The seller is a VDF Member . . . Daddynowhere
He sells replacement BD Head logos on the Bay

Let us know if you find a way, I would recommend Clubdate64's peroxide and Oxy clean method, reach out to him to see if he tried it on logos.
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