Ludwig Snare


New member
Can anyone tell me if this is a geuine Ludwig Snare. A couple of things don't seem right. First of all no badge. Second the lugs don't look like what I see in other pics. Third the stamping of the name Ludwig. I no nothing about the origin of the drum.



Platinum Member
The lugs are certainly not Ludwig, but the throw off is. Could someone have swapped generic lugs onto a Vistalite shell? It's possible, but weird.


Senior Member
If it was a Vistalite shell, it should have markings where the badge used to be.

You can also study the seam of the acrylic to determine if it is a Vistalite or not. There's plenty of documentation online that details the acrylic seams.