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The two toms used with the dual mount would have been the 8"x12" from kit #2 (Sullivan) and 9"x13" from this 1964 kit #3.
The 9"x13" tom from the 1965 kit #4 could have also been used.
Designers and companies alike began to understand the science of shell makeup and mold.
Various woods and molds determined sonic qualities and characteristics unfamiliar to drummers.
Made them well into the '80s, and still offer them for their 14" marching snares. I pulled the old beat down and scarred wrap off the drums and found a rather nice looking wood grain underneath.
Ludwig showed them as an add-on for a drum set in 1 catalog that I know of; it was in 1978, I think. They had Black and white badges and the seller said they were from the mid eighties.
As always, we are learning and researching and adding new items to this web site, like our rare and never seen Ludwig Factory Videos from 1964! Since we can't list it all here, our Vintage Drum Guide houses all the research and history on Ludwig Drums and that is the place to do more research!
The Modular bracket, another 70’s era innovation, took on more recognition in the 1980’s.
Upon inspecting the 9"x13" tom, a drum head was removed and I discovered the business card shown below.