Ludwig acrolite dating

ludwig acrolite dating

Do people still use the Acrolite?

My first drum was a gift and it was a 1970s Ludwig Acrolite. I still use it along with the maple snare that came with my Mapex Pro-M. Since this thread is still generating comments from time to time (on the side) through this and other sites I thought I would give it a bump. People do indeed use the search function.........

What is the best way to date a Ludwig drum?

Date Stamp Date stamps are simultaneously the best and worst means to properly date a Ludwig drum from the 60s (use of the date stamp was discontinued ca. 1970 with the introduction of the “Blue & Olive” badge).

How do I identify a Ludwig?

In this article, we’ll be looking at the three best ways to identify a Ludwig: date stamp, serial number/badge style and shell construction. Forenote:The first two means of indication, date stamp and serial number/badge style, are the two most accurate for identifying the correct year of production.

When did the Acrolite go from 12 holes to 2?

Below is the Acrolite in the 1974-75 Catalog. Note that the P-85 had twelve holes for the Snare Cord, which it did from 1969 until right around 1978 when it went to two holes……………

When did the Acrolite go from 12 holes to 2?

Below is the Acrolite in the 1974-75 Catalog. Note that the P-85 had twelve holes for the Snare Cord, which it did from 1969 until right around 1978 when it went to two holes……………

What are the characteristics of Acrolite Aircraft?

The aircraft in the series all feature one or two seats, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The Acrolite fuselages are all made from welded 4130 steel tubing, with wooden structure wings covered in hot laminated plywood and control surfaces made from aluminum sheet.

Where are Acrolite planes made?

The Acrolite is a family of Canadian amateur-built aircraft, designed by Ron Wilson and produced by Acrolite Aircraft of Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, in the form of plans for amateur construction. The aircraft in the series all feature one or two seats, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

How old is my Acrolite P-85?

If trying to determine the age of an Acrolite, or Supra Phonic, by its P-85, Ludwig did add a small rubber Grommet to the threaded part of the Tension Knob in the very early 80’s and switched to the “Chrome Face” P-85 around 1984.

What is the difference between the original Acrolite and classic?

What distinguished the original Acrolite was the seamless, centre-beaded 14x5 aluminium Acrolite shell and eight double-ended Classic lugs. From around 1993/4 Ludwig added a 14x61⁄2 Acrolite, but with 10 Classic lugs, plus a sparkling Black Galaxy finish option, sometimes called the Black-Rolite.

When did the Acrolite snare drum come out?

Originally introduced in 1964, the Acrolite snare drum was developed as a student-level Aluminum snare drum. It has gained prominence over 50+ years for its professional-level build standards.

What happened to the Acrolite finish?

Ludwigs Kevin Packard says, The Acrolite was changed from the standard/original brushed aluminum to the Black Galaxy powdercoat back in the 1990s to increase durability for students. It was reintroduced in the brushed finish last year to bring back an old favourite.

Where is Acrolite made?

Ludwig is proud to re-introduce Acrolite in its original splendor; with a seamless, beaded, brushed-aluminum shell. Made in Monroe, North Carolina, USA.

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