Dating ludwig drums serial

The Vintage Drum Forum can be found by clicking here.I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum.Dating Ludwig Drum products can be rather easy or quite tedious.In reality, the early days of drum manufacturing held no regard for dating or serializing a product for chronological relevance.One day a box of drum badges could turn up or in many cases new serial number badges were put on top of older serial number badges making it difficult for us today to know exactly when the drum was made.

It is heavily concentrated on factors that were included on all cataloged trap kits, and wood drums of this era.

To see how the story unfolds, let’s go back in time to February 9, 1964.

It was the day the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

It is devoted to Ludwig Drums and Ludwig Drum History.

(This article appeared in the September 2002 issue of DRUM!

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