Start Dating yahama drums

Dating yahama drums

This is especially the case when import drums started flooding the market with a lower priced alternative set of drums.

I know the PDF has a similar thread, but not all of you are members there. I used to work at Yamaha, so naturally, I had purchased some really great drums over the years: maple custom absolute toms and snares, birch custom absolute bass drum, stage custom, recording custom.

But I thought it'd be good to have a Yamaha specific thread on DFO. The only thing I really have remaining is one 20" BCA bass drum, a MCA snare (which I'm selling) and hardware.

The problem was that the stamp was created with an ink that easily wiped off during routine cleanings!

Even if a serial number badge does exist on a drum anomalies do occur and that is because the badges did not have an inventory control system.

Click Here historian Rob Cook also a personal friend has an excellent book about ludwig drums you can find by visiting his web site.

Here is the dating guide for 60's and 70's Ludwig Drums.

A more historical perspective and history of this practice was documented by Vintage Drum Center and can be read here.

It is also common knowledge that finishes that were discontinued were kept in inventory and people would order them, so production would use the finish. This happened with hardware and badges and these companies were competing in an ever aggressive market and had to do what needed to be done to remain profitable.

Earlier catalog examples do exist, but are rare and expensive to acquire.

In most cases they also included a host of other band instruments and items related to the music business.

The Ludwig Book is invaluable to me as a collector and I strongly suggest you consider buying all of Rob's Books!