Question about old Weather Master heads


Senior Member
I have three vintage Ludwig snare drums with the original Weather Master Orchestra batter heads. They are all in great shape for their age. Two are '67s and one is a '66. Is there anything I need to do to keep them usable as long as possible? They sound great to my ears and nothing else quite matches them. Thanks in advance for the help.

Phil A.

Junior Member
I don't have any first-hand experience with this, but Sounds Like a Drum recommends not doing any drastic tuning changes (i.e. playing at JAW and then table-top tight). Also, don't let non-drummers wail on them!