Question: How do I identify my Ludwig drums?

Serial Number/Badge Styles These are the gold standards for identifying a vintage Ludwig drum. The general rule of thumb is a “Keystone” badge indicates a drum from the 60s and a “Blue & Olive” badge indicates a drum from the 70s or early 80s.

What bands use Ludwig drums?

From Ringo to Rich: the power of Ludwig drumsBuddy Rich.Fleetwood Mac.Led Zeppelin.Questlove.Ringo Starr.The Beach Boys.The Beatles.The Eagles.More items •Apr 30, 2020

Are Ludwig drums made in China?

In 1909, brothers William and Theobald Ludwig launched their business with a concept for making a functional bass drum pedal. Ludwig also purchases products from manufacturing sites in China and Taiwan for its entry-level kits.

How do you date Slingerland Drums?

The drum badge is one of the easiest ways to accurately date a Slingerland drum. The shape of the badge is a great identifier. From 1928-1948, Slingerland used metal badges with a more floral shape. In 1949 they switched to round badges in solid metal colors.

How good are Ludwig drums?

Ludwig is what we would call one of the “best drum sets brands” as they create complete kits designed for musicians who demand pro-level sound and functionality. They create hardware, snare drums and some of the best sounding shells youre likely to play!

Where are Ludwig drums manufactured?

Monroe The drum kits finish — Black Oyster — is still the companys most popular option. Ludwigs offices and manufacturing are in Monroe, a few miles off U.S. 74.

How do I know what Slingerland drum I have?

Take a look at the badge on the drum. The drum badge is one of the easiest ways to accurately date a Slingerland drum. The shape of the badge is a great identifier. From 1928-1948, Slingerland used metal badges with a more floral shape.

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