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Old 05-03-2013, 07:54 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is online now
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Default Re: Just Bought a late 60's Luddy Kit

Just beautiful Bob.They look to me to be all original and the badge grommets are unmolested and aged brass.If they were forged,then the forger did a masterfull job.

To be sure,just pop the heads off and check to see if the wrap is tucked into the plys of the drum at the scarf joint.Ludwig used to actually wrap a flat 3 ply piece of mahohany/poplar /mahogany...and THEN form it into a drum shell.

That's why a rewrap is next to impossible to hide.I've never seen a sucessful job removing the last piece of the wrap from the plys.

Best of luck.Throw some coated ambassadors on them and listen for the magic.:)

Steve B

Last edited by tamadrm; 05-03-2013 at 10:39 PM.
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