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Old 12-20-2014, 05:07 PM
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Default 1971 Ludwig COB Super Sensitive

I was fortunate to come across a 1971 Ludwig chrome over brass super sensitive a few months ago. I've read a few threads about these drums, and wanted to share some photos and a bit of information I found online.

I originally thought it was your standard Ludalloy SS, and was just happy to find one without any pitting or flaking. It wasn't until I got it home that I noticed the B stamped behind the muffler knob, the cut-down B/O badge, etc. and realized it was actually a brass shell (I'm fairly new to vintage drum collecting and didn't really know what to look for right off the bat). Someone had also flaked a small piece of chrome off inside the shell at some point to show the brass beneath.

The label inside indicates a manufacture date of November 16, 1971. I've come across a couple of other COBs online that were also made in November / December of '71. The label reads Model No. 416, which I understand is the same number used to designate Black Beauty snares.

A few people have said that some of these COB drums were made specifically for Hollywood Pro Drums. I visited their Facebook page, and came across a photo (attached) and the following caption:

“Behind Maurie are the famous Brass Ludwig chrome snare drums that Bob made Bill Ludwig make us after *****ing about not making the brass shells since 64’…only 100 made in 5 and 6.5 x 14 ..they have a “B” under the tone control with the blue and olive badges…still see a few every now and then….. circa 1972”

In any case, I know questions about early 70s COBs come up from time to time - thought this might be of interest.
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:28 PM
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SWEEEET! Fabulous drum, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:36 PM
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great looking snare drum thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig COB Super Sensitive

Congrats on a great drum. Thanks for showing it, it's a keeper

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Old 12-20-2014, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig COB Super Sensitive

that's a wonderful find. I don't recall seeing one in the super sensitive setup before. i'd hang on to that one!

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Old 12-21-2014, 01:44 AM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig COB Super Sensitive

Nice buy! Congrats...

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Old 12-21-2014, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig COB Super Sensitive

wow thats awesome man!
what a score!
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:00 PM
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I'm very happy for Ya....
I'm in Georgetown,Ont....
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM
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Heck of a find, congrats!

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Old 12-22-2014, 08:37 PM
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Super!! Hey, I've got a similar vintage ss, but in the alloy. Anybody know where I might get the snare guards for the super sensitive mechanism? Never had them on mine.
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