Dating premier drum badges
The wing-bolt screws into the threaded hole of the tension bar and draws the bar tight against the top bar holding it in position. Here are the details:1964 Kit9”x13 - Tom (Keystone badge # 33649 / No stamp date found)16”x16” - Floor Tom (Keystone badge # 33571 / No stamp date found)14”x22” - Bass Drum (Keystone badge # 89896 / No stamp date found) Unique oyster black pearl swirl pattern Keystone badges (16"x16" floor tom has the Keystone badge positioned in the center of the drum)3-ply mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells with white painted interiors Baseball bat tone controllers with red or white felt tone control pads (Ludwig changed from red to white early in ’64)Threaded mount casing with wing-bolt (P-1672) 16.5” floor tom legs with knurled stems Fold out bass drum spurs with knurled stems (P-1305)Rogers Swiv-o-matic tom mount assembly Chrome over brass (COB) tom rims Andy Babiuk’s book, Beatles Gear, states that Ringo was given this set by Ludwig Drum Company and that Ringo received this kit on May 31, 1964 at the Prince of Wales Theater in London.
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