What's this snare?

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  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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  2. cutaway79

    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Ludwig "Blackrolite" (Acrolite with Ludwig's Black Galaxy finish).
     
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  3. ThomFloor

    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..
     
  6. DrumR69

    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)
     
  10. EvEnStEvEn

    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.
     
  11. ayryq

    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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