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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-29-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By zash
Re: Acrolite Original Wires

I did eventually find some ludwig pages that verified the Agrolite in 1980 came with 20 strand wires.
thanks guys.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By zash
Re: Ludwig-dude please read.

Im trying to get the drum back to 100% original out of the box correct since the shell and hardward is virtually mint condition.
After that i can keep the OEM heads and wires, stand and case to the...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-25-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,323
Posted By zash
Re: What's the trick to get your hats to chick?!

I have the top hat loose. The gap about 1/2 inch or less. Any more gap and I tend to throw sticks cause the tip will sometimes get caught at the edge. The bottom hat tilted about 1/4 inch but the...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-25-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,006
Posted By zash
Re: Camber from Canada...

I owned Camber II's back when I was getting started about year 1980 back then they suck'd very badly. They were very very durable to abuse tho
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,548
Posted By zash
Re: WTB Ludwig coated snare head with pre Rockers Logo

Researched what you said and I believe you are correct. I began drumming around 1980. But didn't know much good information of drums till late 1980's. Back then never concerned myself with Ludwig...
Forum: Trade 07-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By zash
Re: Zildjian Azuka for Sabian AA Crash

Never seen an 18 Azuka. Mine is a 15" I believe. Had it for about 12 years now...love to have an 18 beside it.
I dont think I have anything to trade tho.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-24-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By zash
WTB 20 strand wires with plastic ends

Need the 20 stranded Ludwig wires with plastic ends to help complete a mint Acrolite from 1980-1982.
Currently it has the 12 strand wires but OEM was 20.
also in need of top and bottom head with...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-24-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,548
Posted By zash
WTB Ludwig coated snare head with pre Rockers Logo

Need Coated medium head with Ludwig logo from early 80's pre-Rockers Logo. I have a mint Acrolite 1980-1982 but it has the Rockers logo coated head which I believe is about (1984?-ish).
mine also...
Forum: For Sale 07-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By zash
Re: FOR SALE: Vintage 1978/1979 Ludwig 5x14 Acrolite Snare

Dang I needed that coated head with that style logo to make mine completely original mint!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-23-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By zash
Re: Ludwig-dude please read.

You are the man! Awesome! Thanks man! This gonna be such a great looking Acrolite to shelf and pass down...the ole man that blessed me with it now says he thinks he also has the original case and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By zash
Re: Ludwig-dude please read.

Some how have my post isnt showing....

anyways my serial number is 211xxxx which should bring it back I think to 1980-1982 which is about when I had my first experience with the Acrolite and loved...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-22-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By zash
Ludwig-dude please read.

I seen a page I can't find now that you may have uploaded some catolog scans of Ludwig snare catologs of many years. I see the page from 1980 and it looks like a page that would have original part...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-22-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,143
Posted By zash
Re: Acrolite Original Wires

I found a web site that contained Ludwig snare drum catologs from over the years and each time ludwig stated the Acrolite comes with 20 strand wires even as far back into the 1960's. All the catolog...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-22-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,343
Posted By zash
Re: Nylon washers for tension lugs

If you've never used nylon washers on the tension rods then add some. You will not regret it. Its been a good working idea for decades now. I've never had real issues using them. I have one tension...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,407
Posted By zash
Re: Will an Acrolite sound better with new/different snare wires?

One thing is for sure. Nothing else really imitates the Acrolite sound. It definitely has a sound all its own.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,407
Posted By zash
Re: Will an Acrolite sound better with new/different snare wires?

Me too..of course I'd love to have 1963 keystone model in mint condition but the early 80's model is what I was first introduced to and a sound I fell in love with. My guess would be the acro's of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-21-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,143
Posted By zash
Re: Acrolite Original Wires

Thanks guys. I will try to find an old set of plastic capped 20 strands to keep with it too for the future. I just found out today that the old man that blessed me with this awesome snare also has...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,143
Posted By zash
Re: Acrolite Original Wires

Is there any documentation to be found to verify OEM part number or at least description for the original wires? Thanks for a speedy reply to the post.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-17-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,407
Posted By zash
Re: Will an Acrolite sound better with new/different snare wires?

I would think 222XXXX BLUE/OLIVE BADGE would be shortly after 1982 but before 1984....maybe.
FOR ME I am searching for documented OEM part number for the wires on an Acrolite from 1980-1982 so I can...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,143
Posted By zash
Acrolite Original Wires

Looking for any info verifiable on
Original factory Acrolite wires.
I have an Acrolite in mint condition from
1980-1982 or so but not sure if the wires thats on it now are the OEM part or model....
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