Ludwig serial nr.?

Hello from Vienna! Could anybody help me to get some informations about following "Classic Maple" - Kit? 3446374 ... 3446614 ... 3446368 ... 3446378 ... K.r. Max
 

Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
Hi Max!

I'm assuming these numbers are on large Monroe NC Keystone badges?

If so, there is no correlation between serial number and any other build details. If you're looking for when they were made, Ludwig often stamped a date inside the shell, though they're not always present or easily read. Any other details are pretty much defined by the physical features of the drum itself; finish, large or small lug, etc...

What information are you looking for? Pictures will be super helpful in answering whatever questions you may have.
 
Thank you! I’d like to know how old it is and if it’s a classic maple for sure. Max ... The upload file is too large :(. It’s a keystone badge ( new)
 
Finish is dark-green sparkle. Sizes: 24,12,16,18... Most important for me is if it is a Ludwig Classic Maple or something else. Thank you!
 

Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
They are Classic Maple for sure. Are there no ink stamps inside any of the drums? Those bass drum claws and tom mounting bracket rule out the earlier Classic/Super Classic drums from the mid-80s to mid-90s. Beyond that I'd guess they were made somewhere between 2000 and 2012.
It can be a little tough to pin down exact dates because Ludwig has pretty much always offered any hardware they have as an option, so you could rule out dates before they introduced a piece of hardware, but not so easily rule out one afterward.
 
They are Classic Maple for sure. Are there no ink stamps inside any of the drums? Those bass drum claws and tom mounting bracket rule out the earlier Classic/Super Classic drums from the mid-80s to mid-90s. Beyond that I'd guess they were made somewhere between 2000 and 2012.
It can be a little tough to pin down exact dates because Ludwig has pretty much always offered any hardware they have as an option, so you could rule out dates before they introduced a piece of hardware, but not so easily rule out one afterward.
Thank you very much!!! Max
 
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