Ludwig Vintage Drums 1960s White Mother of Pearl WMP 22 12 13 15 16 Please Read
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These are a “collection” of Vintage 1960’s Ludwig Drums in WMP White Mother of Pearl Finish. We can also be more specific about any individual drum, if needed. The general details are listed below. Feel free to ask any questions before bidding or buying.
All have minor restoration issues. All drums were taken apart (lugs and hardware not removed), gently cleaned (not a deep cleaning).
There is minor Patina, or Aging on all of the lugs and hardware. There is no pitting or rust, except on one lug of the bass drum.
All of the drums have Minor Yellowing or aging, for their vintage, except the 16” Floor Tom. There is discoloration on that wrap.
All toms have Red BaseBall Bat mufflers.
All four toms have new/newer Aquarian Vintage style heads. The three smaller toms have new/newer clear bottom heads, but the 16” floor tom has an Original Ludwig White head on the bottom side (fair condition). The bass drum has an Aquarian Vintage style head on the back, and a Ludwig head on the front with a hole cut in it.
All of the drums are in Very Good to Excellent used condition for their age, except as noted ( especially the wrap on the 16” Floor Tom).
1) The bass drum appears to be a 1960 model with no white interior paint. There is the number 22 in chalk on the wood interior finish. It has older style gull wing leg/spurs.
Both of the bass drum hoops are in very good condition, except there is minor shrinkage on the wrap inside the hoops (normal occurrence). The badge has No Serial Number. It has a WFL Wm F. Ludwig External Red Felt Muffler that clips onto the bass drum hoop.
2) The 12”x8” Tom is: Serial on Keystone Badge 67276 which dates it to around 1964. It has a Red Baseball Bat Muffler with good wrap, slight discoloration, no issues. It does not have a Tom Bracket Holder, just bolts and nuts to cover the holes (no additional holes or mounts have been on the drum. This drum was played by putting it on a snare stand. It takes an L rod arm bracket, and the bracket is not there. The two holes for the tom bracket look like 1 3/4” hole spacing. There is no real pitting, just normal patina from over time and aging. White paint interior with very minor loss of paint due to aging, if any. Brand new Aquarian Vintage Medium top head and Brand New Remo Clear Ambassador bottom head. Heads are a bit tight to the shell.
3) 13” x9” Tom with No Serial Number on the Keystone Badge Red Baseball Bat Muffler Good wrap, slight discoloration, no issues . Minimal yellowing of the wrap when you take the heads off and see the edges of the wrap. It has a Clip On style tom mount on the shell, original. There is no real pitting, just normal patina from over time and aging, and the rims are good. White paint interior with some fading of the paint due to aging. Brand new Aquarian Modern Vintage II top head and Brand New Remo Clear Ambassador bottom head.
4) 15”x 12” Floor Tom with No Serial Number on the Keystone Badge. The date on the inside in Red Ink is July 29th 1963 (it’s a little blurry on the ’63 part). It has a Red Baseball Bat Muffler, Good wrap, slight discoloration, no issues . Minimal yellowing of the wrap when you take the heads off and see the edges of the wrap. There is no real pitting, just normal patina from over time and aging and the rims are good. White paint interior with some loss of paint due to aging. Brand new Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium top head and an almost New Remo Clear Ambassador bottom head.
16”x16” Floor Tom Serial Number is 104821 which dates it to around 1964. It has a Red Baseball Bat Muffler. The wrap is tight, but there is discoloration. There are a couple of sections running from top to bottom that have “textured” and become darker in areas. It looks like it was in the sun, or by a window and has become “withered”. There is no real pitting in the lugs, just normal patina from over time and aging. White paint interior with very little loss of paint due to aging. Brand new Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium top head and an Original Ludwig White coated head on the bottom which can be used as a bottom or top head, if needed (fair condition, still barely useable). The top hoop chrome is fine. The top tension rods are all the same and look to be original.There is one patch of pitting/minor rust on the bottom hoop. The bottom tension rods have two that are longer and 6 that are shorter, so my guess is that the bottom hoop and tension rods are not original.
They are being sold “As-Is”. If there is something needed that you don’t see, or if you feel something is not quite listed correctly, please feel free to ask any questions before buying. Thank you.