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stareSam 10-13-2017 05:26 PM

Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
I found a somewhat "ok" looking vintage supra on a pawn shop at my city, after investigating about it, i found out that you can check which year is it from by checking the serial number using these, but i can't seem to understand how to check the year or i might be doing it wrong, because the number on the snare is a bit higher than the ones that are on the table(?).

Anyway, i was wondering if anyone could tell me which year was this from or explain me how to check it, here's a picture of the badge:

https://i.imgur.com/5mLi6L0.png

Also, sorry for my bad english, i'm not a native speaker.

Purdie Shuffle 10-13-2017 06:28 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
Going by the number which isn't always reliable, your drum is from 1979/1980.

Welcome to the forum. And your English is fine...

John

stareSam 10-13-2017 09:03 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Purdie Shuffle (Post 419729)
Going by the number which isn't always reliable, your drum is from 1979/1980.

Welcome to the forum. And your English is fine...

John

Thanks for the reply!, i might keep coming here to get some info about the parts that i might need for it, any other tips?

K.O. 10-13-2017 10:56 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
This model has evolved a bit over the past almost 60 years but they didn't change dramatically from year to year...so what year it was made is of some interest but doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things as, for the most part, any supra will be pretty similar to one made five years earlier or one made five years later. The badge design would sometimes change and at some point (90's) they stopped installing internal mufflers but the basic recipe (ten lugs on a beaded seamless chrome plated aluminum shell) has stayed pretty much the same with just details here and there changing through time.

Purdie Shuffle 10-13-2017 11:23 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
any other tips?

K.O. gave it all to you. As for tips... tune the top head low and throw your wallet on it. FAT CITY back-beat! :D

Enjoy your Supra. One of the most popular, infinitely tune-able, work-horse, go-to snare drums in the world.

John

BosLover 10-14-2017 03:10 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Purdie Shuffle (Post 419742)
any other tips?

K.O. gave it all to you. As for tips... tune the top head low and throw your wallet on it. FAT CITY back-beat! :D

Enjoy your Supra. One of the most popular, infinitely tune-able, work-horse, go-to snare drums in the world.

John

Absolutely. I've been playing since the late 1950s and practically every one I've known over the years owns, or has owned, or has played on a Supra LM400 or LM402. Its an incredibly playable and easy to tune drum which is crisp and articulate.

stareSam 10-14-2017 05:27 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
I was also curious about what kind of heads should i put on it, i was thinking on something like a fiberskyn or a remo controlled sound head, any ideas?

Purdie Shuffle 10-14-2017 08:22 PM

Re: Quick question about a ludwig supraphonic snare
 
Just as a general rule: For Rock, 2-ply coated head, for everything else, single-ply coated will do the trick. REMO, Evans either or.

John


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