Vintage 1983 Ludwig 14″ x 5″ 404 Acrolite Snare Drum
We’ve got another gem here! This Acrolite is damn tidy and damn original – sporting the original heads and wires no less! And one thing we always love to see is this level of originality. Not just from the vintage drum nerd perspective but because these old heads and wires tend to make these vintage tubs sound fantastic. And this LM404 is no exception. This drum sounds fantastic. Check out our Instagram page (adc_drums) to see and hear what we’re talking about – video uploaded shortly. This is a classic Luddy tub. Dry, with an equal mix of bite and mid-range warmth. The way we’ve got it tuned right now, it has a fairly tight sound. Great sensitivity and fullness of sound at low volume. However, if you wanted to unleash the vintage Ludwig tone – all’s it’d take would be some Ambassadors and a set of Canopus wires. Saying that, with these old skins and wires on, they certainly deliver. Basically, you’re good whichever way you go. Great condition. Brilliant, versatile drum.