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Old 05-28-2010, 12:46 AM
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today i got my hands on what appears to be a ludwig acrolite shell..> (given to me for taking it off of someones hands)

anyone know of how i can find out how old it is? the numbers suggest the 1960"s but the badge suggests the 1970"s any suggestions? (pics when i get her going again)
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:51 AM
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any suggestions?
Not without those pics mate.

This site may help though:http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:03 PM
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Same site, however this portion speaks specifically to Ludwig's badges. There was a window of time where Blue Olive badge drums were released in the late 60's.

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/serial_numbers.html
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:26 AM
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You may also want to inspect the inside of the shell. My acrolite still has its stamp date inside.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:38 AM
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I received this Acrolite - 404 - (eBay purchase) yesterday - case, stand, practice pad & JOJO(?) 2B sticks. From what I've been able to find - it's a 1978-79 drum. The seven digit serial numbers started about 71-72. Ludwig started powder coating Acrolite shells in the mid 80's (Rob Cook's The Ludwig Book) & in 93 Acrolites finish was changed to the Black Sparkly finish (Galaxy Finish).
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
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Kona, a pic of the badge will be of a better help ;-)
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Kona, a pic of the badge will be of a better help ;-)
Updated on my post. It looks like someone deliberately scratched the SN. It's still there and in not bad condition - 7 digit = started that 71-72. The B/O badges stayed pointed on the corners until Ludwig Rounded them (like mine) around 79. I don't know if mine is Powder Coated or not? If it is then it's at least a mid-80's drum, not late 70's like it was advertised. No matter to me........it's one very nice sounding drum. I played it last night with my 58 Gretsch kit and I'm very happy with it as is. I tuned the heads high and almost the same pitch on both - maybe a little tighter on the reso, tightened the snares then backed them off to get a nice fat sound = beauty!
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:42 AM
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thanks for the pics Kona. looking very similar to mine. Got to get some tension rods, head, snare rods and top hoop ... probably have to sit for a month till the funds are available
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