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Old 10-20-2018, 05:03 PM
Rotarded Rotarded is offline
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Default 1947 Ludwig & Ludwig color test

Doing a little color testing using various colors of paper. Liking the antiqued white. The drum was originally lacquered white, and some idiot stripped it. My thoughts were returning it to a bright white wouldn't look right, especially with the art gold.
Thoughts?
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:26 AM
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Default Re: 1947 Ludwig & Ludwig color test

I think you're on the right track.
I have a couple of white lacquered snares from the forties, and owned a white lacquered WFL outfit for a while, and none of them are "White-white".
I'm a fan of not "over-restoring", but trying to achieve a balance between hardware and shell finish.
As in not polishing lugs and rims beyond the level of finish of the shells, and vice-versa....
For instance, I re-finished the shell and wood rims of this early 1900s Lyon & Healy snare far beyond the achievable level of the hardware, and the results look unbalanced to my eyes.
Just my two cents, here ....
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: 1947 Ludwig & Ludwig color test

I owned a WFL 50s white lacquer SD. The white lacquer had aged to a nice golden patina. It was a great looking drum !
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