Ludwig snare drum serial #

Hello folks,

I have an old Ludwig snare drum I tried looking the serial # up for, but the Ludwig site was really no help. It's a metal snare. 14x5, blue and olive badge.
The serial # is 1686372. It has the internal muffler as well. I acquired this snare back in '94 and used the heck out of it.

Thanks for the help in advance.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
The number suggests '77-78. Is the badge pointy, or with rounded corners? If rounded, it's probably '78 or maybe '79.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
I'll guess 1978 at the earliest. A b/o badge drum is always a nice find!

Bermuda
 

KamaK

Platinum Member
That's a 77/78 LM400 that someone took a can of black spray paint to.
Basically, it's a "Black-Ugly".

You can strip it down to the bare aluminum, polish it, and seal it. Re-chroming it will be a PITA because you're going to have to do copper first.
 
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