Old 01-20-2023, 09:22 PM
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jmcohen jmcohen is offline
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Default Gray Acrolite
I bought this Ludwig Acrolite with the Club Date set I just acquired. It does not have the brushed metal finish mostly associated with Acrolites. Rather, it is painted a solid gray. The paint is inside and out, and appears to me to be original. The serial number places the drum in the early 80’s (3100691).

Does anyone know if this is still an Acrolite, and if this model with this paint treatment has a different or special name?

Thanks!
Josh
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Old 01-21-2023, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Gray Acrolite
Hi, yes it’s still an acrolite.
I’ve found this also.

https://www.vintagedrumguide.com/ima...IG_SNARES5.jpg
Old 01-21-2023, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: Gray Acrolite
They were that color grey at that time before the blackros came out. I believe it is powder coated like the blackros are. There were actually a couple of shades of grey in that finish. The badge doesn't look like a Ludwig badge however. Can you post a close up picture of the badge?

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Old 01-21-2023, 11:05 AM
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Thin Shell, what makes you suspicious of the badge authenticity? It does have some scratches on it but appears to be fastened on with an original grommet.

Josh
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Old 01-21-2023, 11:07 AM
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Olimpass, thank you for that info!

Josh
Old 01-21-2023, 02:52 PM
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Badge looked too big in the small picture but looks legit in the close up. It all looks original.
 

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