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Old 04-13-2013, 08:43 AM
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Hi Luddy fanns. I picked up this 10(w) by 8 tom and a 14 w floor tom ( not pictured) of the same "vintage" cheap

Only trouble is that I dont know much about Luddies so I dont know what "vintage" it is other than its claimed to be Birch by its old owner.

Its laquer rather than wrap.

Can anyone help me identify it ? It needs a new set of skins but loathe to spend much until I know what I have got for my 20 bucks Aus ( for the 2 toms !!)

Heres the 10 x 8
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:06 AM
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Late 90's, is (I believe) when Ludwig started their birch line. http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/ludw...ets_1998-1.htm
You got a good deal, if you scored the rack and the floor for $20.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:40 PM
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Thanks HarryConway for the help

I bought them off a guy who was moving house (I was buying a hard case for my "pies" from him)..... he had them with the intention of building a "jungle" kit, that never happened.

Neither toms have "badges" or seriel numbers I can find...... and I can only take his word that they are birch...for 20 bucks I wasnt going to quibble.

Thanks again !!
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:55 PM
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Two things.....those are either refinished or the're not Ludwig.The grommet is definately NOT Ludwig and all Ludwig classic drums come with badges held on by a grommet.

The hardware is Ludwig for sure,but that dosen't rule out someone building the toms with say Keller shells and mounting Ludwig hardware on them.

If the drum is birch which it appears to be,it should be a classic birch line and have a Monroe N.C. keystone badge with a silver tint.The classic maple line had keystone badges with a gold tint.

The after market finished shells,or the refinished Ludwig shells account for the low price.For the money you paid,if they are Ludwig,you stole them.

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:48 AM
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Its a Ludwig Accent tom. The Accents are a made in China budget line. They really aren't bad drums for what they are, but they don't compete with USA Ludwigs. $20 for both is a good price and they should be ok with decent heads.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM
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Thank you all for your advice / input.

I have done some comparing of my toms with the suggestions you have all made. From the pictures I have looked at it seems most likely to be a Ludwig Accent tom (as suggested by BGH)

Im not sure exactly why it was stripped down and the grommets / badges removed, unless of course it is indeed a Keller shell with Luddy hardware on it.

Anyway thanks again all of you for your help !!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:33 AM
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Look at the interior shell grain. If the wood grain runs vertically, its an Accent. If the grain runs horizontally, its probably something else. But,I seriously doubt that someone would take the hardware from an Accent tom, and put it on a keller or some other shell. The hardware is Accent for sure.
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