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Old 12-06-2016, 01:25 PM
jrolandadams jrolandadams is offline
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Default 1920's Ludwig Snare Identification?

Hi, I recently aquired an antique Ludwig snare drum and would appreciate any help in positive identification and value.
I believe it is either a 1923 or 1927 "Professional" model. I believe it is nickel over brass. It is missing its badge and adjustment screw on the snare strainer (no.338). It has a flanged counter hoop and the original gut strings.
Any additional information would be awesome.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:47 PM
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That's the good stuff there. Those did not come with a badge. That hole is simply an air hole. The "badge" is the Ludwig name that it shown on the shell itself.

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Old 12-06-2016, 03:01 PM
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Sweet! Thanks Mike. Any idea of value? Should I try to clean it up myself ? Would you know where I could get the missing adjustment screw?
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:18 PM
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Nickel should clean well with Cape Cod Cloths. I would not over-clean it. Nice that the hoop clips are in good shape.

I just picked up a similar one today. Mine is a bit more "seasoned."
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:25 PM
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It is a nickle plated shell, it cannot be cleaned like chrome. If you plan to sell it, don't touch it! Sell it as is!
If you plan to keep it, clean carefully with 100% cotton cloths and Flitz. It can be found in Ace Hardware.
The strainer looks to be broken, or at least needing repair.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:14 PM
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The strainer is missing a section from what I see. These strainers can be hard to find and pricey.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the info. everyone, it's appreciated. The strainer is missing the adjustment screw and possibly another part. If anyone has information on where I could find the parts that would be great. Am I correct on assuming this is either a 1923 or 27 professional? Anybody know what it should sell for?
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:13 AM
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Are you seeking a value on the drum because you are planning on selling it? I ask because I would be potentially interested in it.

Needless to say any value I might suggest could be a conflict of interest. There are sellers who put unrealisticly high prices on these drums. Condition, completeness and originality will factor in. The standard "check eBay sold listings" is a good starting point for valuation.

It's hard to tell, but this looks like a two piece shell. If you put it up for sale you'll want to confirm this and include that information. You can tell by looking at the seam on the interior of the bead.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:13 PM
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Hey Dan, I appreciate your honesty. Obviously as a buyer you want to get it for as little as possible and as a seller I would like to get as much as possible. I just want someone who will be fair and honest with me. I will try to provide as much information as possible to be accurate with the condition and what exactly I have. I can't seem to nail down the age 100%, as there are a few things that seem out of the norm. For instance the engraving says "Ludwig, Trade Mark" as opposed to Ludwig, Chicago".
I can't find this anywhere on my searches.
I am interested in selling it and don't expect to get a high retail value, I would be happy to give a buyer a good deal as I value a "bird in the hand". Please let me know what you think a fair price would be.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:29 PM
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That's a nice 5x14 Standard. 8 lugs make it desirable. The stamped logo looks correct for that drum. The missing part of the strainer holds it back, but there are options to get it playable.
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