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Old 08-15-2022, 05:51 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default 1920-25 6.5x14 8 LUG LUDWIG & LUDWIG DeLUXE FANCY SCROLL STANDARD MODEL

Sorry again, I don't know why my photos are reversed, they are fine in my phone?...Help from Mark requested...

Hi,
I got this drum from John Aldridge about 20 years ago. John is the one who got me interested in DeLuxes (Black Beauties) and this drum proudly resides in the “John Aldridge Wing” of the Curotto Collection. I call this a “Monday Morning at the Office” drum as you will see. This drum is featured on pages 78-79 in my book: VINTAGE SNARE DRUMS THE CUROTTO COLLECTION

1920-25 6.5x14 8 LUG LUDWIG & LUDWIG DeLUXE FANCY SCROLL STANDARD MODEL

THE SHELL:
The shell came to me in great shape with no dings or dents. This is a fancy scroll pattern vs. the more sparce scroll pattern that was also available during this era. I remember John saying that there were three main engravers at the L & L factory but I’m not sure if the fancy vs sparce scroll pattern was an option or just a different engraver that day. Speaking of engravers…you will notice that the “Ludwig Chicago” engraving is in the lower part of the panel as compared to the standard procedure of engraving “Ludwig Chicago” in the top of the panel. It is safe to say that William F. Ludwig Sr. was not one to waste materials so the “Monday at the Office” drum was probably assembled and eventually sold…or was it a special order?

THE HARDWARE:
The hardware is all there and in good shape. This was before I started to restore DeLuxe hardware drums so the hardware remains in the original condition. There is a Leedy of-the-era heater element two panels to the left of the strainer. Heater elements are fine with me as they show that the drum was probably gigged on. I do cringe though when there’s a heater element/light bulb attachment drilled right through the bead of the shell. The gut snares look original to me as you can see in the photo. The of-the-era calf heads also look original to the drum.

What do you think, “Monday Morning at the Office” or special order?

And finally, a family portrait: 4 x14, 5 x 14, 6.5 14 8 lug DeLuxes.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:10 PM
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Here ya go....
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: 1920-25 6.5x14 8 LUG LUDWIG & LUDWIG DeLUXE FANCY SCROLL STANDARD MODEL

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Here ya go....
Thank you! Would you mind a quick tutorial on how to do this? On the other drum forum it's not a problem.

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Old 08-15-2022, 06:55 PM
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Sure, once the picture is on your phone, just edit and use the crop button, rotate each picture and save it.
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:07 PM
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"It's very pretty Andy"
Beautiful
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:08 PM
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Sure, once the picture is on your phone, just edit and use the crop button, rotate each picture and save it.
The photos in my phone are all positioned correctly...on another drum forum the photos come out fine when I upload them...?

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Old 08-18-2022, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: 1920-25 6.5x14 8 LUG LUDWIG & LUDWIG DeLUXE FANCY SCROLL STANDARD MODEL

You know that lovable old toaster that you grew up with -your mom and dad got it as a wedding present back in 1950? It worked fine...most of the time, but you just had to know where to hit it to make the toast pop up....yep...that one....

....but man, it made great toast, didn't it? *I like to think of the picture loading ability here as similar to that lovable old toaster...

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Old 09-03-2022, 10:06 AM
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LOL. Looks like he probably inadvertently started a scroll pattern where the Ludwig logo should've gone. Probably realized very it very quickly, but still, too late. "Ah, no one will know", he said to himself...
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Old 09-06-2022, 03:16 PM
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Cool Re: 1920-25 6.5x14 8 LUG LUDWIG & LUDWIG DeLUXE FANCY SCROLL STANDARD MODEL

This snare is one of my favorites in your book...Thanks for sharing all these beautiful instruments with us!!

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Old 09-21-2022, 06:25 PM
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I bought one of these awhile ago..has the obligatory heater hole..
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Mine has Earthtone head and plays very well.
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