Originally Posted by Les Ismore
The best explaination for this discrepancy is that the shells (no doubt as a cost saving measure) are now ever so slightly slightly smaller.
... or maybe their molds have shrunk.
:) :) :)
The 3 ply Ludwig shells that were discontinued in the 70's were slighter larger in diameter.
The slightly smaller 6 ply shells that replaced them have remained the same over the years.