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Old 07-23-2018, 05:14 AM
merseymale merseymale is offline
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Default Can anyone identify this please?

Can any Drummers out there recognize
this Ludwig Snare, please?

I want to try out an Aluminium Snare & need to do it cheaply. Someone online is offering this one... Iím unsure, a little: does the dull gray body mean it MUST be aluminium beneath?

Itís supposed to be an aluminum Acrolite but do any other drums from 1973 by Ludwig have that grayish shell color but I actually steal or wood?

Many thanks in advance
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

That is the real deal.. it is an aluminum shell just like the supraphonic shell is. Fantastic snare drum.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Hard to tell from your pictures, but the serial number appears to be six digits and start with 9, and if you look at Ludwig's Serial Number Guide you can see that it looks to be from the 1973 time frame. Those drums sound amazing, so you can't go wrong with that purchase.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Agree with the above and it looks like it is in great shape with original wires to boot.

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

That’s realllygood news THNKS everyone!

I’m spending a month in the states from the UK half in Vegas half in Michigan and Drums in general and (Ludwig’s in particular - especially vintage)are hard to find at a good price it seems back in the UK so I feel I have to take a shot of that one and if it’s aluminium then it shouldn’t be a problem weight wise taking back home on the plane!

I’ve kind of settled on 2 drum kits do for all me however I do find that I chop and change my snare is a bit (and to a lesser extent my symbals) and I just don’t have an aluminium drum at all so I started asking around

So I thought I’d go for something that seems in much plentiful supply in the states than in the UK and is different enough and light enough that’d be silly not to, you know? Because normally I wouldn’t buy something without hearing it first

This site is a great resource and I hope to even add to it in future ...

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Old 07-23-2018, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Original resonant head and wires. Looks to be a nice one!

I love mine!
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Thanks everyone ��

Here’s another one I’m gonna pass on BUT Could not identify despite the weird offside lugs:
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:59 AM
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Default Odd snare?

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Off set lug snare additional pix
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this please?

The snare with the offset lugs is more than likely a Japanese stencil brand. The strainer and the fact that it has 6 lugs suggests that as well. It may sound decent, but inexpensively built. 6 lug snares don't offer the tuning sensitivity that you'll get with an 8 or 10 lug instrument. The Acrolite is the better deal between the two of them - it will certainly sound better and will hold its value. It's a beauty for a 1973 - thumbs up.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:42 PM
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Yeah the Acrolite is (in my opinion) the best sounding snare drum there is. It's the Supraphonic's lugly, little brother! Plus, Acrolites can take the abuse of regular gigging just fine. I love mine and mine is nothing special at all. It's just a workhorse.

RE that second snare with the offset lugs...junk....to anyone other than a collector of such drums.
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