Yes ..... it's a factory wrap. '78/'79 were the only two years of the split lugs on the 9000 series. In 1980, they got the long high tension lug and became the Recording Custom. There's a 16x16 out there, right now, but I really want a 14x14. So I play the waiting game.Do you know if they ever came from the factory that way? Or someone maybe did a chrome wrap.
On your way to a nice set there if you can find a floor tom.
X-mas is a definite maybe for me.
So, they WON'T put a "regular" Monroe badge on anymore, is that correct?In case there's any other Ludwig geeks out there who care, here's the difference between the badge on mine and what's currently available. While the changes are subtle, they are still there. Also, Ludwig will not put on a retro badge with a serial number that matches my series. I sent this pic to a Ludwig dealer, hence the question attached.
I'm not too worried about it. I plan to get one made from the Monroe plant, and I'll just live with the updated badge. I guess I could either find an old badge and put it on there, but I'd also considered updating the old badges with new if I feel so inclined. At this point, I'm more worried about the sound than the look. If played alone, the rack tom sounds great, but it seems to lack the "mmmph" a 12" 7-ply maple Ludwig whenever everyone in the band kicks in.So, they WON'T put a "regular" Monroe badge on anymore, is that correct?
I'm in the same boat as you are then if I want to add anything.