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Hey,ive got a yamaha drum kit but i have no idea when they were made or what series they belong to.
i do however see that the badges have a model and serial number, can i use these to figure out which series they are and when they were made?
The ever important serial number which some companies keep detailed records of unfortunately does not exist in the history of drums.
We also have to state that much of the record keeping was archaic at best and in some cases history was destroyed in plant fires or just tossed in the garbage! With that said many drum companies never even used serial numbers early on.
Below you will find information for dating the serial numbers on Ludwig Drums.
Here are some references you can use to date by serial number.
I only put them in one location to make it easier for people to get the information.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.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.
As collectors and historians we have to settle for a date range or a specific year at best.