Dating 1970s ludwig drums
It became the backbeat to Rock n’ Roll alongside the metal shell ‘Supraphonic 400’ and sold in huge quantity in the 1960s due to a certain drummer named Ringo.
(Note: Ringo’s drum was a mid-60’s drum but with a 5.5” depth shell – read more here).
I have never seen a Radio King thus equipped but it was possible.
Tone flanges were made from solid brass with holes, solid aluminum with holes and solid aluminum without holes.
Here’s a video of some of the Ludwig Jazz Festival snares we have in stock…
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The Speedy Sure Hold snare strainer (known to collectors as the three point strainer) was used on all snare drums except for the lower line models.
The Black Beauty Artist models were introduced in 1928 and were discontinued around 1935.
We have a selection of these wonderful drums in the shop, in a variety of colours and with different features according to age – with and without internal tone control muffler, nickel and chrome hardware options.
and Tone Flange models, along with bass drums in various and pearl and sparkle finishes.
The tone flange assembly consisted of a thin metal ring that was placed on flat wood screws in the top bearing edge.
Introduced around 1960, this 3-ply 8 lug snare drum evolved from a snare drum that Ludwig were producing in the 1950’s.
Ludwig produced the ‘New Swingster Dance Model’ snare which was 14 x 5.5”, later renaming it the ‘Barret Deems Model’ (1956).