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Old 08-12-2019, 08:54 PM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

Slowly going through the Ludwig stuff I got at a school auction. What the heck kinda drum is this???
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

A few more pics....
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

A very poorly painted tenor drum, it seems. Definitely a project.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

looks like it was used in a marching band. has a sling hook on rim in pic 1
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

Does that bottom head say "Save A Soul Mission"?
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

We had 12" by 17" marching tenor drums when I was in high school (I am showing my age here). Most marching bands played them with soft headed tenor drum mallets with little leather thongs on the end for twirling. I think you can get 17 inch batter heads and maybe special order a snare side head if you want to convert it to a field snare drum. You might have to use gut or synthetic gut snare strands. I have seen folks who make them into floor toms and also "snomes" with both the added snare mechanism and floor tom legs. I have not tried that, but have seen them in a Nashville drum shop (Nelson's shop). Maybe it just needs more layers of paint...
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

I converted an old Leedy 12x16 tenor drum to be a great floor tom for my Leedy orphans bop set. Those drums are perfect for that use.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

Nice project! 12x17s are some of my faves. Makes a nice floor tom or small bass drum. Neat find. I've got a few but all of mine are center lug.

Mike
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

Beautiful Drum let's see.... get the school colors off and reveal that Blue sparkle ; )
btw 1 equal 10 MIJ - just as it stands now.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig guys, tenor drum, FT, small bass drum, none of the above??

12x17 tenor. I've got one too. I've considered making it into a floor tom and coupling it with a 12x15 converted tenor and a 12x13 "power" tom, also converted to floor toms for an odd sized floor tom trio. Another one of those projects currently on the back burner.

At least a couple folks have turned these into bass drums with good results. In at least one instance they had custom wood hoops made up. I've considered that as well but I also have a Slingerland Radio King era 12x18 tenor drum (complete with original wood hoops) so that will become the bass drum and centerpiece of another long delayed project rather than the 17.
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