Ludwig black and white badge dating
Notice that none of the three holes from the original Ludwig mount were plugged.
Hardware The hardware used on both kits 3 and 4 are the same: Spurlock Direct Pull hi hat stand (Model 1123)Buck Rogers snare stand (Model 1358)Speed King bass drum pedal (Model 201)Bass drum anchor (Model - 1304) Walberg & Auge) Two cymbal stands (Model 1400) The number of Ludwig cymbal stands purchased for all four Ludwig kits isn’t really known.
Here are the details:1964 Kit9”x13 - Tom (Keystone badge # 33649 / No stamp date found)16”x16” - Floor Tom (Keystone badge # 33571 / No stamp date found)14”x22” - Bass Drum (Keystone badge # 89896 / No stamp date found) Unique oyster black pearl swirl pattern Keystone badges (16"x16" floor tom has the Keystone badge positioned in the center of the drum)3-ply mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells with white painted interiors Baseball bat tone controllers with red or white felt tone control pads (Ludwig changed from red to white early in ’64)Threaded mount casing with wing-bolt (P-1672) 16.5” floor tom legs with knurled stems Fold out bass drum spurs with knurled stems (P-1305)Rogers Swiv-o-matic tom mount assembly Chrome over brass (COB) tom rims Andy Babiuk’s book, Beatles Gear, states that Ringo was given this set by Ludwig Drum Company and that Ringo received this kit on May 31, 1964 at the Prince of Wales Theater in London.
This kit became the studio work horse until the maple kit.
There were other companies that used the keystone in advertising and logos. "Around 1971-‘72 Ludwig also used B & O Badges without Serial Numbers (LVDC)"This web site is not affiliated with the Ludwig Drum Company.
The Keystone is the strongest stone in an arch and the middle point between the left and right side. It is an informational web site for the documentation of the Acrolite Snare Drum. We have a large collection of literature, articles and photos of this model snare drum.
These shells were not only stronger but less expensive to make. Super Classic: 4-ply for all sizes; lighter in weight, billed as having “clean, resonant sound”.
One uses a wing-bolt that screws directly into the topside of the second post to adjust the height of the top post.
The other variation uses a small angled tension bar with a hole at one end and a threaded hole at the other. It has always been assumed that Mal Evans installed the Rogers tom mounting brackets on Ringo's drum kits.
Ludwig Rockers heads can go on any drum set, so you need to look at the badges and the lugs.
If your drums have the Black and White Ludwig Badges then they are the early Rockers or the S/L series drums.