Any guesses how high this will go?

Lennytoons

Senior Member
Looks like a 1966 Ludwig Jazz Festival in near mint condition with original heads and case. I'd love to have it but I have a feeling it's going to go for a lot of $. My guess.....$490.00. "To the moon Alice!"
 

Rotarded

Senior Member
I was thinking it'll top out just over $400, maybe $425. I've seen too many crazy high numbers on inferior condition drums though....
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
The problem with goodwill is that they don't ship (at least they didn't whenever I checked). The highest bidder is going to have to get someone local to pick it up.
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
Just saw a new one at Starving for $799.
So who knows?
 

Lennytoons

Senior Member
It's up to $351.00 with nine hours to go! If I had a Ludwig shell pack in red sparkle I'd probably snag it. Jazz Festivals from the 60's in that condition are pretty rare. Anyway, I'm out.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Folks are brave bidding that much on a used, old, un-inspectable drum. $451 to deal with this potential issue, no thanks:
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opentune

Platinum Member
I'd like to hear a 'snare shootout' of the coveted Jazz Festival with other $450 drums.
I wonder as an iconic drum, if it appears on less studio recordings than an Acro.
 

Thin Shell

Well-known member
That drum is pristine. It still has the original heads on it and has been in its case for decades. I wouldn't have hesitated to bid on it if it was something I actually needed. If there had been any moisture problems they would have shown in the condition of the badge and the lugs. If the rims are steel they would have shown issues as well.

They are still out there. Just waiting to be found.
 

Iristone

Well-known member
Folks are brave bidding that much on a used, old, un-inspectable drum. $451 to deal with this potential issue, no thanks:
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Case in point, but with Ludwigs anything could happen. I've a Ludwig tom with even worse bearing edges (nicks and dents like these are everywhere all along) but the funny thing is, it sounds just fine. I'm in no doubt that a new bearibg edge (or a new Legacy shell) would sound much better, though.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Case in point, but with Ludwigs anything could happen. I've a Ludwig tom with even worse bearing edges (nicks and dents like these are everywhere all along) but the funny thing is, it sounds just fine. I'm in no doubt that a new bearibg edge (or a new Legacy shell) would sound much better, though.
It may sound fine. I'm just not the guy who spends good money on something used without inspecting it first. Especially when the photo looks to potentially have some damage. The rering at 1 o'clock looks separated. There is a definite buldge.

As for original heads, we have no way of knowing if they ever came off, or if these are in fact the original heads. Old heads can be found and replaced.
 
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