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    So my oldest starts middle school next year and we went to a "classroom orientation" thing tonight. Walk into the band room and I see 4 busted old snare drums on the floor on the other side of the room. Then I immediately notice that 2 of them are Ludwigs. An Acrolite and a Super Sensitive. I go check them out and the band director makes a joke about it being a snare drum graveyard. I ask if they re planning on getting them fixed and she says they dug them out of a closet to make some room and weren't really sure what to do with them since they are all broken in some way or another. I tell her that I will fix 3 of them up, new heads and replace missing/broken parts, if I can have the Super Sensitive and she agrees.

    It is an early 80's Monroe, NC keystone badge that was early enough to still get one of the "LudAloy" stickers on the inside of the shell that they used in the 70's and put in some early 80' drums after the move to Monroe, until they ran out. The Entire strainer mechanism only needs two $5.00 parts to make it fully functional.

    I'm looking at $75 and some change to get the other three drums in working order, so I basically snagged a fairly rare, 4-5 hundred dollar snare for less than 100 bucks and a couple hours of my time!

    Pics in this thread, coming soon.
    Drummer for Almondy Brown and Redeemer Church of Lakeland | Session Artist | Private Instructor

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    Ah the gear find warm and fuzzies.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats

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    Nice! I love it when that happens! Can't wait to see the pictures.

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    Nice, snare like that should be restored and played not sitting in some closet collecting dust...
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16
    Tama Starclassic B/W 22x16, 10x8, 12x9, 16x16
    Sabian HHX Legacy

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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