Old 12-29-2015, 05:18 PM
drumfool6 drumfool6 is offline
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Default 1955-1959 WFL Snare (ID help)
Hi All,

I'm home for the holidays and doing a bit of cleaning up/reorganizing. I have this 50's WFL snare, but am not sure how to narrow it down any further than I've already done using the WFL badge. There is no date on the inside of the shell.

Thanks for any and all help.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:31 PM
vintagemore2000 vintagemore2000 is offline
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Default Re: 1955-1959 WFL Snare (ID help)
Your drum has been recovered not original and the strainer is a slingerland rapid strainer.
Your drummers not much good is he!? What you need is someone that's as good as me. ! John Henry Bonham !!

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Old 12-29-2015, 05:52 PM
ElMoonlightDrummer ElMoonlightDrummer is offline
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Default Re: 1955-1959 WFL Snare (ID help)
I concur with VM2K. Looks like a Slingerland sticksaver bottom hoop, too. Cool drum, though. Is it 6 lug? If so, then it would be a Pioneer.
Old 12-29-2015, 06:59 PM
mlayton mlayton is offline
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Default Re: 1955-1959 WFL Snare (ID help)
55-57 badge. That particular model is shown in the '57 catalog as a 5 1/2 x14 Supreme Concert Model. Ludwig start calling them Pioneers just a short time later.

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