What's this snare?

Discussion in 'Vintage Venue' started by ayryq, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. ayryq

    ayryq Well-Known Member

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    Shopgoodwill.com has this drum up for auction, starting at $8.99. Pickup only, but it's near me. Wondering about the snare pictured. Acrolite?

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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Ludwig "Blackrolite" (Acrolite with Ludwig's Black Galaxy finish).
     
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    ThomFloor Well-Known Member

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    Yep, great drum...but auction for this will likely close near $200.
     
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  4. ayryq

    ayryq Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll bid $10 and maybe I'll get lucky. Don't tell anyone :)
     
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  5. GemQ

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    I was looking at one of these today at my local drum shop, (in UK) and its just over £200, along with a Slingerland version (140), at about the same price.. I REALLY want one now.. either of them!! Although that blacrolite would fir my black sparkle kit very well..
     
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    DrumR69 Very well Known Member

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    Wow you think they are going for that much now?
    Wayne
     
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    dtk DFO Master

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    Remember that the Ludwing Standards used the same shell...if you can find one it might be cheaper. I have a Standard and a Slingy aluminum and they don't sound much like each other.
     
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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    The Standard has no bead, though.
     
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    ah...good point...still great drums and...aluminum (well, the aluminum ones)
     
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    EvEnStEvEn ~Lounge Lizard~

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    Took about 3 weeks to sell my pristine Blacro on here for 100 and it was equipped with factory Imperial lugs.
    This was a few years ago and I guess folks will pay more now, but they're still just hunnurd-dollar drums to me.
     
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    ayryq Well-Known Member

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    Good score, GREAT price
     
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    Nice! you did well. I had read lots of people are on to Goodwill auctions but you escaped that. Nothing like an Acro and its in nice shape.
     
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    ayryq Well-Known Member

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    Well, I was trying not to count my Acro before it hatched, and I picked it up this afternoon. The drum is in great condition; the heads look original and nearly unplayed, the snares are like new, and everything works and sounds great.

    The other two drums, as far as I can tell, are the bass and floor tom from a PDP by DW Player 5-Piece Junior Drum Set. The "floor tom" is an unbranded 12x10 shell with tiny FT legs. Five lugs. But the bass drum might be worth using: it's a 18x14, missing a couple parts (wing screws for the tom mounts, spurs), and in need of a new batter head. Dusty but I'll try to clean it up. It just might replace the "Rockwood by Hohner" 22" bass (with no reso head or hoop) I'm currently using in my practice set.

    Thanks DFO for helping me recognize the "Blackrolite" from the picture.

    Eric
     

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