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The new regulation would later make it easier to date and catalog Ludwig drums, but it came with a price of extensive time and effort. Several functions may not work.
Please log in to reply. The interior of the shell was clear inand by all shells were white up until Mid saw the rise of a second generation Ludwig script logo bracket.
The boom in production, along with new government regulations, prompted Ludwig to begin issuing serial numbers on badges of their drums. The discrepancy between date stamps and serial number on badges exists because the stamp was put on the shell during the first half of the production process.
This time headed by William Ludwig II. We also have to state that much of the record keeping was archaic at best and in some cases history was destroyed in plant fires or just tossed in the garbage!.
It was continuously used in to the 70's on most catalogued outfits.
Ludwig Drum Dating
From the inception of date-stamping in throughLudwig solely used red ink. Black Magic Four models to satisfy any playing situation. Ludwig bass drums that complimented a double tom post was fixed onto the PD bass casting.
By then, the shell mold changed from using a mix of mahogany and poplar to using maple and poplar in the same style 3-ply mold. ByLudwig introduced the round muffler pad installed directly adjacent to the badge on a drum.
Drum shells were formed and then stored in stock until pulled for final assembly. Date stamps for drums produced in were strictly red ink, while date stamps from were red or black.