Are these Ludwig Re-Rings?

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  1. ludwig402

    ludwig402 Very well Known Member

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    My experience is limited, and I've never seen anything like this before on Ludwig or Slingerland.

    Thanks

    aaarings (1).JPG aaarings (5).JPG
     
  2. mlayton

    mlayton Night Creature

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    Interesting!
     
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    drumaniac DFO Master

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    i have not seen any that look like that
     
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    fun2drum Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a first for me. Never seen those before on any of my Ludwigs or my old Slingerlands either. Maybe those have been re-re-ringed?
     
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    Marquisjohnson22 DFO Veteran

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    I have never seen that ring either. I also pondered if they were rings that had been tampered with or re-ringed.
     
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    idrum4fun DFO Veteran

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    I'm with all the above! Still, who knows what went on at the factory!

    -Mark
     
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    jccabinets Very well Known Member

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    They look a little like the rings on my Ludwig drums, 45 degrees on top and a round over profile on the bottom. Mine are painted white and are not as precise.
     
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    squidart Very well Known Member

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    Never seen those on Slingy or Ludwig. Looks like precision furniture maker work. And is it oak as well?
    What’s the outside and badge look like?
     
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    ludwig402 Very well Known Member

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    Sorry guys, should have given more info on the drum.

    It's a project drum missing the badge. Exterior was a blue silver duco which has been stripped (maple exterior ply); drilled for top and bottom mufflers, the top holes for which are quite large
    so I'm assuming baseball bats; drilled for a diamond plate mount. The interior was white, stripped down to the mahogany, and what I thought were maple rings, but I'm not too knowledgeable on wood grains.

    My first thought was replacement re-rings, but given jccabinets' reply, maybe there's hope?
     
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    andlours Well-Known Member

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    I have some old WFL drums that have the groove running parallel with the hoop like yours.
     
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    Bijan DFO Veteran

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    Nothing weird about them. They are maple as well.
     
  12. marko52

    marko52 Piper At the Gates of Dawn

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    I guess they could be maple, but the grain is kinda odd; looks a bit like ash.......marko
     
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