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Old 11-13-2020, 02:20 PM
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Default 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

Hello folks,

I just picked up this drum for short money. Based on a quick look through the old catalogs it appears to be a 1928 or 1929 Ludwig Juvenile snare drum.

I grabbed it thinking it might be a decent shell for a modernization project. It's nickel over (some kind of metal). I was thinking about drilling for single point, double ended lugs and possibly trying to find steel or brass hoops for it.

Searching around the web it seems that there are not many of these around. Does anyone know anything about these? Are they collectible? Should I leave it as is or is it no big thing to drill away and modernize it?

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Old 11-13-2020, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

They are basically collectible toys.. The shells are constructed very similar to the way old coffee cans were put together with a folded and pressed seam.

Perfect ones will sell for $100 on a GREAT day....most go for ~$50 depending on condition. Yours appears to be a 12" shell and thus is missing a tension screw (should have 6) Also, your snare strings and calfskins are gone. These drums are essentially cool decorations for a drummer's man cave (or she shed).

Don't alter it is my advice. The thin shell will not accommodate lug tension . The shell would distort for sure. Just enjoy it for its historical and/or decorative value.

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Old 11-13-2020, 02:45 PM
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Cool Re: 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

My vote is to leave it as is...No drilling!!

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

Roger that.
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:10 PM
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Cool Re: 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

Here are pics for future reference for when the links die...

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: 1928 Ludwig Juvenile Drum

Thanks very much
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