Ludwig Blue Sparkle Marching/Parade Snare 14 X 10 Blue Olive Badg

Thanks for stopping by. Up for purchase is a Ludwig Blue/Olive-badged, blue sparkle marching snare drum. It is 14 inches in diameter and about 10-11 inches deep. Serial number is 2083271. It includes Ludwig features such as a serial number blue olive badge, P-85 strainer and butt plate with modern Ludwig logo, complete internal tone control, bow-tie lugs, medium weight rims and the undeniable sound of Ludwig. Typical of a junior high marching snare, it has its signs of use. I think I got rid of most of the hormones. The wrap is very decent with a nice deep blue sheen. There are a few hardly noticeable dings, but most evident is that the wrap at the seam is riveted to the shell. A bit unorthodox and unsightly, there are no signs the wrap is coming loose anytime soon. I did not bother to even touch it. It has a made-in-Taiwan Pearl harness clip bracket added and there are two holes where a leg rest mount was once located. The bow-tie lugs have the usual wear due to putting the drum down on its side over many years. When this drum came into my possession, it was quite grimy and had no heads and no snares but otherwise, not too bad just requiring some TLC. I put on new generic (but really nice) heads and generic snares with new Ludwig nylon cord to hold the snares. I gave it a complete clean up and detailing. The drum was stripped down to its individual components. See pictures. All chromes were soaked in Evaporust (although there was surprisingly little rust). All chromes were polished with NOXON #7 metal polish. The bottom rim is a bit out of round. I'd guess a couple of good whacks with a rubber mallet would fix that up. I did not take the time to do that. The interior of the shell is coated with Ludwig "Granitone" and looks in wonderful shape. (Ludwig began using granitone paint for shell interiors in 1970). At any rate, it was cleaned with a commercial wood cleaner. The wrap had a thorough cleaning with isopropyl alcohol and then was coated with several passes of a non-wax, high quality automotive polish. All friction points have been lubricated with either light machine oil or petroleum jelly. If the pictures don’t say it all, email me. I don’t charge for packing or packaging material. I’m just happy to see a fellow drummer get the gear he or she needs at, what I hope you'll agree, a reasonable cost. Don't like my price? Make a solid and fair offer. I recently mailed a nearly identical drum to a fellow drummer in central Kansas from southeastern PA. It was $49 US Mail cheapest rate. .

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Listing created Aug 28, 2020

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