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Help with Ludwig serial numbers

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A little help please.

When was my kit made? I can’t seem to figure it out.

They are 3-ply with maple interiors.

Thanks!

Posted on 1 year ago
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According to the badge, 1978 ish? …hmmm do not know.

Posted on 1 year ago
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I agree. 1977-78 probably…

Here is our source

https://www.vintagedrumguide.com/serial_numbers.html

Posted on 1 year ago
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Ok thanks!

I thought Ludwig had quit making 3-ply kits by that point, but I’m definitely no historian!

My best guess is 78-79 as well.

Posted on 1 year ago
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Just curious, if they’re 3 ply, do they have re- rings? I would think that’s kind of thin without them? Just guessing.

Posted on 1 year ago
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Yes, they are 3-ply with re-rings.

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Posted on 1 year ago
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That’s awesome. I found this on the Ludwig site.

https://www.ludwig-drums.com/en-us/ludwig/shell-guide

Posted on 1 year ago
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That just adds to the mystery. So mine may be a "combo" set but maybe ordered without the granitone and b/o badges? Who knows.

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I think the badges are correct for the year but I have this other chart that says different about them being 6 ply clear maple- poplar for that year. Yeah, who knows?

Posted on 1 year ago
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Found this on Ludwig site about numbers. It’s not helping me.. lol.

I think mr. jmcohen was spot on.

https://www.ludwig-drums.com/en-us/ludwig/serial-guide

Posted on 1 year ago
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