Mid 30s Ludwig & Ludwig 'Pioneer' 14x6.5" Nickel over Brass (8-lug)

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Mid 30s Ludwig & Ludwig 'Pioneer' 14x6.5" Nickel over Brass (8-lug)

750.00

Mid 30's Ludwig & Ludwig 'Pioneer' 14x6.5" Nickel over Brass (8-lug)

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Mid 30's Ludwig & Ludwig 'Pioneer' 14x6.5" Nickel over Brass (8-lug)

Nickel over brass shell and hardware with original strainer and butt. This drum is a looker! 

Freshly stripped, cleaned and polished in my workshop, and fitted with brand new Remo Vintage A and Ambassador heads with Puresound custom pro steel 20 strand wires. 

I personally have one of these drums and I can't recommend them enough. Everybody loves a black beauty but I can't help but appreciate the 8 lug more over the 10. I just think they have more crunch to them, and who doesn't love a crunchy back beat?!

There is scratches on the shell, to be expected for its age. If you look very closely you might also be able to tell where someone looks to have cleaned the drum with the hardware on - there a slight scratches but are barely visible. She shines now. There is slight hairline cracks in the fold over bearing edges but I don't see this affecting the drum, they are clear of the bearing edge. See pics. 

It really does sound beautiful. She's beautifully controlled and warm without being honky like a lot of brass snares have a tendency of. 

Catalog scan is from 1933. 

You can watch the wonderful Carter McLean playing one of these drums here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5-nnBTTi0M

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