Dating 1970s ludwig drums

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Hayman drums were introduced in the late 1960s, being made by an English manufacturer.

The idea was to come up with a drum series to compete with the success of the large American companies of the time.

Sizes are 12x8, 13x9, 16x16, 22x14, shells are 3 ply maple/poplar/maple with reinforcement rings. View full product details → Slingerland 4 piece kit in mirror chrome finish, in good condition. The chrome is in great shape, with some minor wear and scratches.

Shells are 3 ply maple/poplar/mahogany with reinforcement rings. View full product details → Ludwig & Ludwig 1940s Universal model 6.5x14 snare drum in good condition, with solid mahogany shell.

Likely with Gretsch fittings, Rogers Swiv-O-Matics tom holders.

Included metal plates inside and custom “iron cross” metal plates on the exteriors of the bass drums for added strength.

Hayman made the drum kits in 3 brushed metallic finishes; gold, silver and midnight blue.

They also had a 'Natural Pine' veneer finish that looked like cedar." "They were the brainchild of Ivor Arbiter who besides being the first to actually bring guitars into Britain in quantity was also the first to import Ludwig and Gretsch drums during the `beat boom'.

This first production version is commonly reffered to as a "protoype" but considering it was a Student Snare and offered in a Snare Kit the possibility exists that there are quite a few of these 404's with the "orange peel" anodized finish still kicking around.

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