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Old 10-19-2017, 05:16 PM
yesman yesman is offline
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Default Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

Hi!

I borrowed a Ludwig Super Sensitive 14" x 6,5" from a friend. Thinking about buying it.
I noticed it doesn't have a Ludwig badge. The throw off says ludwig and everything seems original. Sounds great as well!

What´s up with this?
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:56 PM
K.O. K.O. is offline
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

Sounds like someone pulled the badge off. Surely it had one originally. A lot of SS were used in school programs where badges can be the first thing to get ripped off. Post a picture and someone can probably pinpoint the era with reasonable accuracy.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

You can tell the 'era' (not the year) by the Super-Sensitive mechanism itself specifically the snare guards... it's simple:

If it has an angled 'wire cage' that connects to the strainer it is from 1969/70 on...

If the strainer mechanism is protected by a wide flange that is a part of the hoop it is from 1969 or before.

First photo is 60's w/flange, second photo is 70's and later with wire housing.

Note: The 60's and earlier version of the mechanism is -smaller- than the 70's unit which is larger and bulkier.

John
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

Not all Super Sensitives had badges, or snare guards. A photo will tell the story.....
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

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Not all Super Sensitives had badges, or snare guards. A photo will tell the story.....
Of course you are correct sir. I was picturing a Ludwig (post 1955) SS drum but if it's an older Ludwig and Ludwig then yup, it might have never had either.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super sensitive without badge. Help needed!

Here are some pictures.

First picture is where the badge is supposed to be.
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