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Old 09-26-2018, 08:22 PM
Sav2319 Sav2319 is offline
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Default 10x14 Ludwig marcher advice needed

Hi all, I recently picked up a early-mid 70s 3-ply ludwig marching snare. It's a 10x14 with small classic lugs. Unfortunately it has a few extra holes and the 10in depth is a bit too much for me. I'm thinking about either cutting it down to a 6.5 "symphonic" copy, cutting it down to a "Jazz festival" copy, or filling the holes and making it a 10x14 rack tom. Thoughts and suggestions appreciated!
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: 10x14 Ludwig marcher advice needed

It's your drum, feel free to do whatever you like.

You could also use it as a shallow floor tom with legs too. If you put the brackets as far down as possible on the shell (without interfering with the hoop/head) and use those Pearl Air Suspension Tips on the legs you should be able to get enough height and adjustability.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:00 AM
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Default Re: 10x14 Ludwig marcher advice needed

With the mini lugs, everyone will know it was originally marcher if you make it a tom.
The 6.5x14 school festival/symphonic is a great addition to any snare collection. It really depends on what you already have for snares.
If you don't have a jazz festival and don't want to spend a fortune that would be your best bet.

I have a 5 ply 10x14 concert tom from a set of marching trios that is possibly headed the same way.
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