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Forum: Drums 11-27-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Any Lud Experts see any reason to not jump on this?

No harm, no foul Larry!

Oh, you don't have to call me Mr. even though I'm more than likely a little older than you......

Take care my Ludwig Friend!!
LVDC
Forum: Drums 11-27-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Any Lud Experts see any reason to not jump on this?

For the record, before I crawl back into the hole from whence I came, I didn't advise to spin a head on a shell to check for an out-of-round condition, only to check, if possible, to see if a head...
Forum: Drums 11-25-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

I've re-conditioned dozens of snares, some from the 1930's and if I thought that the older ones were weak in any way I wouldn't have sold off my newer Acro's, including a Black Galaxy, and kept the...
Forum: Drums 11-25-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

Eric, your question about new vs old is straight up based on personal preferences so you may get differening opinions, all would be "right answers" since it all depends on what sound a person might...
Forum: Drums 11-25-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

I'm still kickin' latz, just been doing my drum talkin' face to face at a friend's shop.

For the record, I still love the smell of Flitz in the morning.......
Forum: Drums 11-25-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

Since I happened to be passing thru let's bump this one up and air it out a bit.....

LVDC
Forum: Drums 11-25-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,318
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Vintage (70's?) Ludwig Kit!

And he did!

Thanks all for the kind sentiments, they are greatly appreciated........

I made it to the coast and have been hangin' there ever since.
Actually I've been spending my time at a...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,764
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig Keystone badge clarification need some help

I guess you could look at the last Keystone Badges Ludwig used before they left Chicago as Chicago "Monroe" Keystones but since the Chicago, silkscreened (gold on gold) Keystones came first it could...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,176
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Can you buy Ludwig blue olive badges that are new?

Other than the source that Mendozart provided I know of no other place for "new" Ludwig Badges so that looks like your best bet. Ludwig has a policy, official or unofficial I don't know, that...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

Drew, to me there isn't much, if any, difference between the Black Galaxy or the earlier powder coated Acrolites, on the other hand, I do feel that there is a noticeable difference between any of the...
Forum: Drums 01-13-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,799
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

You're quite welcome! I'm glad to see that this thread is still serving it's purpose by providing the basics on such a sweet, versatile snare, which, as you mentioned, is indeed proving...
Forum: Drums 08-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig "Combo" 1965

Tony, once you get the Drums it's usually an easy matter to tell if the insides have been refinished or not, simply put your nose down by the vent hole and tap the head, older Ludwig's, especially...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2008, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig "Combo" 1965

Personally I think Drums should be used and unless it was something rare, I mean really rare, then play 'em if ya got 'em!

Bottom line, it's your investment, which should mean that you would use...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig "Combo" 1965

Harry, you may be correct when it comes to it being a Club Date, which was my first assumption but that odd serial number on the Floor Tom had me thinking that the Kit, if it is / was indeed a Combo,...
Forum: Drums 08-16-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig "Combo" 1965

Tony, the later Combo's were a line of Drums (very entry level) as opposed to a specific Kit and were an entirely different animal than the Outfit in the listing. You are spot on when you thought...
Forum: Drums 08-14-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,944
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Early 80s Ludwig bass & toms

To add a little to what Mike / Skitch said, Ludwig actually used to offer two types of Mahogany finishes, Natural Wood (L-701) & the Cortex (L-506.)

As shown below in the 1984 Catalog..............
Forum: Drums 08-05-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig Maple Super Classic

Ludwig started to use the Monroe Keystone's in 1988, which they still use today.
Gold for Maple Shells and, since 1998 or thereabouts, Silver Keystone's for Birch.............

LVDC
Forum: Drums 06-15-2008, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,700
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig butt plates

Greg, Ludwig increased the height (from the Shell) of both the Strainer Bracket & Butt Plate from 1/2" to 7/8" around 1977. Prior to this change, for some reason, to increase the height on the...
Forum: Drums 06-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,049
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: HELP!!! VINTAGE 70's LUDWIG PURCHASE!!!

That's Butcher Block Cortex, not the most popular finish Ludwig ever offered, it was available beggining in the early 70's. If it has re-rings (3-ply) it will date the Shell to 1976 or before, if not...
Forum: Drums 05-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Is this a Ludwig Black Beauty?

That is a Black Galaxy Acrolite, pretty much on the opposite end of the Ludwig Snare spectrum from a Black Beauty.

You can find out more about the Acrolite in this thread..............
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Forum: Drums 05-19-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,523
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Ludwig triple-bass outfit?!?!? (80s catalog?)

drumhedd, you were very close on the name, it was actually called the "Modular No Limit"
Shown below in the 1984 Catalog............
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Forum: Drums 05-08-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,771
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: 1980's Ludwig

Yes it was. The 1980 Ludwig Catalog / Brochure was pretty much devoted to the un-veiling of the new Modular System, which they referred to at the time as "The Set-Up."

LVDC
Forum: Drums 04-30-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,385
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Spending thousands for good maple drums??

Fer crying out loud. I just saw this and am simply blown away.

Let me re-phrase this, having dis-assembled well over 1,000, probably closer to 2,000 Ludwig "Pot metal" Lugs, thoroughly cleaned &...
Forum: Drums 04-29-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,385
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Spending thousands for good maple drums??

Les, I guess I should have been more specific, the only Lug failures I have seen have dealt with overtightening the Lugs when fastening them to the Shells. I have never seen any Ludwig Lugs fail due...
Forum: Drums 04-28-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,385
Posted By ludwigvondrumcrazy
Re: Spending thousands for good maple drums??

With all due respect Les, I have taken off and more than inspected well over 1,000 Ludwig Lugs of all types, Wood & Metal Shell Bowties, Imperials, Large & Mini-Classic in both chrome & nickle as...
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