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Old 12-06-2018, 10:20 PM
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Hey guys, looking to identify a snare drum I inherited. It's not really my style so I'm looking to sell it to get something more suited to what I play but I'm no gearhead and I'm worried about misidentifying it and selling it for less than I should.

From what I've found its a brass Ludwig Supraphonic with the blue and olive badge(maybe an lb 552 or 556?). What's proving difficult for me is that the serial number doesn't seem to correspond with the dates of the badge style so I'm just kind of lost.

Everything I've found says that the Blue and Olive badges should stop at serial #2013537 but mine is 2207702.

I'm also having trouble uploading my pics of it because they're 4x the size allowable on this site. Any help with that would be great, too. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:35 PM
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re-save your pics to a smaller size in any photo viewer and save to your desktop, then upload as attachment from there.
Ludwig numbers can be complicated, Blue Olive mean older than 1979-80 for sure but exact year hard to pin down by number alone. Pics will help the experts.
Sounds like a nice drum.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:58 PM
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re-save your pics to a smaller size in any photo viewer and save to your desktop, then upload as attachment from there.
Ludwig numbers can be complicated, Blue Olive mean older than 1979-80 for sure but exact year hard to pin down by number alone. Pics will help the experts.
Sounds like a nice drum.
*COPY* pics to a different directory and then resize *those* - otherwise, your originals will not be at the higher resolution they once were! (If you took the pics yourself, and they're in your phone/camera, and you can take more, then disregard.)
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:53 PM
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thanks for the info! hopefully this helps!
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:18 PM
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Looks like an LB419T - brass shell Super Sensitive (dead giveaway with the snare assembly) in 6.5x14 dimension. Nice inheritance!
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:22 PM
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Damn, i'm a bit jealous... that's on my want list:) BTW.. whats with the bar that goes across the inside? anyone?
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:42 PM
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I'm pretty sure those bent metal rods coming out by the strainer and butt are supposed to be facing down.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:44 PM
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Damn, i'm a bit jealous... that's on my want list:) BTW.. whats with the bar that goes across the inside? anyone?
The bar that goes across the inside is part of the parallel-action snare mechanism.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:50 PM
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Nice drum. The SS throwoff kills it for me, not a fan. Personally, I'd convert the throwoff to a P-86. But since you're selling it, a lot of people do like that SS tone. Plus you can get more for it with a SS throw.

B/O badges with the rounded corners started showing up in 77. Anything new after 1976 was supposed to be rounded badges, but Ludwig doesn't waste stuff so they did use up what old pointy badges they had left.

Which blurs the lines when it comes to dating their vintage drums..
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:09 PM
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I'm pretty sure those bent metal rods coming out by the strainer and butt are supposed to be facing down.
haha yea i think you're right! I'm a bit of a noob on drums. I know this may get me in a lot of trouble here but I'm actually a guitar player! lol
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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I appreciate all of the feedback, guys! Awesome community you have, here. Any idea what you might price this at after a little TLC??
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