Help Dating my snare via serial number

skinnyme

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I want to know how to date my Ludwig snare via the serial number.
I bought this Ludwig Snare on the side of the road for $50.00

WHOOT!!

Ludwig 5x14 Supra Phonic Black Sparkle Metal Snare - with hard shell case

Thanks,
Skinnyme

40 years and counting playing and loving DRUMS

Current Kit:

Pearl Rythym Traveler kit
Pearl 5x13 mahogany snare, black finnish
Ludwig 5x14 Supra Phonic Black Sparkle Metal Snare (SOB is LOUD)
Ziljian, Paiste, and Sabians
Vic Firth SD-1
 

zen_drummer

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skinnyme":29zolrjj said:
I want to know how to date my Ludwig snare via the serial number.
I bought this Ludwig Snare on the side of the road for $50.00

WHOOT!!

Ludwig 5x14 Supra Phonic Black Sparkle Metal Snare - with hard shell case
Are you certain it's a supraphonic?

Question: Is it 8 or 10 lugs?

Ludwig made Black Galaxy finish drums from the early 90's right up to the current year. Supraphonics are relatively rare in that finish and if it's a supraphonic, it will have 10 lugs.

The Acrolite is far more common, and I HAVE seen Black Galaxy acrolites pretty frequently. The Acrolite will have 8 Lugs.

In either case, 50 bucks is a great deal!

 
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