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Old 01-26-2014, 10:19 AM
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Default Can someone help me to find out the year of my snare

Hi, felas, Mi name is Sam, I'm from Mexico and I'm sorry for my bad english.

Well here is the deal.

I have a Ludwig Acrolite 14x5 (Not shure if its 5" or 5 1/2") so I was reading about this snares and I just want to know if my snare is a vintage snare or its just a normal snare with nothing in special. The serial number is 2058240, it has the blue/olive badge so you can have a little more description,

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Old 01-26-2014, 02:10 PM
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See this site, it will give you a timeline..looks like just after 1979.. very hard to find anything that sounds better at any price, though there are plenty around, it is a very special drum..

http://www.ludwig-drums.com/features...ialnumbers.php
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:56 PM
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Your drum is a Ludwig Acrolite model 404 5x14.The badge indicates it was made sometime after 1979.Although many thousands were made,and are still being made,it's a great drum,and has the same aluminum alloy shell as the famous Ludwig LM 400 supraphonic.Lots of pros use this model of snare drum like Kenny Aronoff,and Steve Jordan.

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:13 PM
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Thank you booth for your help, so its possible that this snare is a 79s snare or just a medium vintage snare? like 80s thru 90s maybe?
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:38 PM
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Thank you booth for your help, so its possible that this snare is a 79s snare or just a medium vintage snare? like 80s thru 90s maybe?
Ludwig was making around 20,000 drums a year back then.The last recorded serial number was 2013537.I'd safely say 81-82, is when your drum was built,and certainly,not after 84,which is when Ludwig,changed the finish on the acrolite.The finish is different from the one on your drum.

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:04 PM
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Ludwig was making around 20,000 drums a year back then.The last recorded serial number was 2013537.I'd safely say 81-82, is when your drum was built,and certainly,not after 84,which is when Ludwig,changed the finish on the acrolite.The finish is different from the one on your drum.

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Wow thank you very much, that's more helpful. Regards.

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:37 PM
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Te nada,mi amigo.:)

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Hey batakero, just curious, what state in Mexico are you from and what style of music do you play?
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:15 AM
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Hey batakero, just curious, what state in Mexico are you from and what style of music do you play?
I´m from Coahuila, I play many genres from Mexico like, cumbia grupera, cumbia, lagunera, norteņo, techno cumbia, pop/rock, etc.
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