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Old 04-05-2020, 04:32 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default 1930-35 ludwig & ludwig streaked opal family

Hi,
First off I hope all of you are doing well during this Corona craziness. Although I am home...the hobby continues.

Here is a family of Streaked Opal Pearl Ludwig snare drums in various models. I got these a while ago so it’s time for an article and photos.

1930-35 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 STREAKED OPAL PEARL SUPER-SENSITIVE MODEL

1930 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 STREAKED OPAL PEARL NEW ERA-SENSITIVE MODEL

1930-35 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 STREAKED OPAL STANDARD MODEL

1930-35 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 6.5 x 14 STREAKED OPAL STANDARD MODEL



SOME NOTES:

1. Ludwig & Ludwig Streaked Opal Pearl was introduced in 1930 and lasted until 1935.

2. I used 1930 as a start date on my drums because that was the data I found in Rob Cook’s Drum Colors The Rebeats Color Swatch Book.

3. I used 1930 only for the New Era-Sensitive for two reasons: 1. New Era-Sensitive Models were introduced in 1929 with the engraved “New Era-Sensitive” on the top rim whereas it is generally considered that the stamped “New Era-Sensitive” is 1930. 2.This model was only around from 1929-30.

4. Streaked Opal Pearl on any 5 x 14 Standard Model is a pretty rare finish as it is but on a New Era-Sensitive, a Super-Sensitive and a 6.5 x 14 Standard I put it as extremely rare.

Now excuse me while I go wash my hands...again.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:40 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: 1930-35 ludwig & ludwig streaked opal family

Mike,

I just wanted to give you a BIG thank you for sharing your collection with us!! Every snare you post reminds us of the craftsmanship and dedication that each worker had when creating these masterpieces...I tip my hat to you and them!!

Cheers
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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 04-05-2020, 05:31 PM
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Mike,

I just wanted to give you a BIG thank you for sharing your collection with us!! Every snare you post reminds us of the craftsmanship and dedication that each worker had when creating these masterpieces...I tip my hat to you and them!!

Cheers
Thanks for the nice words grantro. This is a fun hobby to share with friends and fellow collectors.

Mike Curotto
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: 1930-35 ludwig & ludwig streaked opal family

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Thanks for the nice words grantro. This is a fun hobby to share with friends and fellow collectors.

Mike Curotto
I promise you, most of us look at every one of your posts, you have the finest snare collection I ever seen, I may not say much but I can stare at your snare collection forever.
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: 1930-35 ludwig & ludwig streaked opal family

I love it, Awesome snare drum Mike !!
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: 1930-35 ludwig & ludwig streaked opal family

Mike,

Keep 'em coming. Every snare you post is a gem.


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