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Old 08-10-2017, 11:08 PM
Whatarethese123 Whatarethese123 is offline
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Default Finding Ludwig Bass Drum Heads

Hey everyone!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a 20'' bass drum head, that has the classic Ludwig logo on it?

Much appreciated.

Also does anyone know a good way to polish nickel? I've tried my usual tactics, but it just remains cloudy.

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Finding Ludwig Bass Drum Heads

Ludwig was making a bass drum logo head that had the 60's script logo. They have now outsourced their heads to Remo, other than the snare drum heads. So, not sure if a new one is still available. There are some 60's originals on Ebay, but will be pricey. You can always buy the logo itself from Ebay and put it on a head of choice.

Cape Cod polishing cloths work well on nickel. Ace hardware carries those usually.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Finding Ludwig Bass Drum Heads

Thanks Mike! The drums came with a Ludwig script logo calf skin head. And I can't decide whether to try to get a regular new head and put the Ludwig logo on it, get a Remo Fiberskyn or Evans Calftone for that look, or just keep the original bass drum head right now. I'm leaning towards the first two, because I'm thinking about hanging the old head up on a wall somewhere.

I'll definitely check out those polishing clothes.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Finding Ludwig Bass Drum Heads

I think Jack Lawton has them!
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Finding Ludwig Bass Drum Heads

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Hey everyone!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a 20'' bass drum head, that has the classic Ludwig logo on it?

Much appreciated.

Also does anyone know a good way to polish nickel? I've tried my usual tactics, but it just remains cloudy.
Hi!

I might have a brand new Ludwig 20" head with logo. You are not looking for the SCRIPT logo, correct?

-Mark
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