I know this topic has been covered previously, but just wanted to share a few images of a Ludwig Standard snare I picked up this week. I'd been looking for a Champagne Sparkle Jazz Festival to match my kit, and this seemed close enough from the photos for a lot less money. When I picked it up, I initially thought it was a re-wrap as the champagne colour was pretty uniform and the wrap was tight and in good shape. After taking off the first lug, though, it was immediately obvious that it was a Silver Mist (and not Gold Mist as the ad had stated) that had mellowed to a darker champagne over the past four decades. I love the colour, but it's also clear that it's not really that close to the 1960s Ludwig Champagne Sparkle when you compare them closely. Still a nice find - it always feels good to pick up a good-sounding vintage drum at a reasonable price.