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20th May 2008
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black galaxy acrolite

I have a lead on a local black galaxy acrolite for cheap. The seller mentions it has a black/white badge, which would date it anywhere from '84 to the early '90s. The only other thing I could dig up about the black galaxy model is that it's the same as other acrolites, except with a black powder coating applied.

Are the black galaxy acro's a good buy, or am I better off waiting for an older model to show up locally?

He's only asking $60.
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I have a lead on a local black galaxy acrolite for cheap. The seller mentions it has a black/white badge, which would date it anywhere from '84 to the early '90s. The only other thing I could dig up about the black galaxy model is that it's the same as other acrolites, except with a black powder coating applied.

Are the black galaxy acro's a good buy, or am I better off waiting for an older model to show up locally?

He's only asking $60.
$60 is a great deal if its in reasonable shape.
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Grab it... bonus points if the snare wires are still good and the heads aren't destroyed.
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I would have bought it, but never heard back from the seller.
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Hey folks

Just picked up a what seems to be a Black Galaxy snare. Serial number 6216033 which, according to various websites, puts it as a 1968 drum. But its a black and white badge, so that doesn't quite seem to add up.

Thoughts?
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Is this thing any good?
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Hey folks

Just picked up a what seems to be a Black Galaxy snare. Serial number 6216033 which, according to various websites, puts it as a 1968 drum. But its a black and white badge, so that doesn't quite seem to add up.

Thoughts?
Clues?
Is this thing any good?
Black Galaxy's came out in the early nineties I think. No way its a 60's model. Its just the current incarnation of the acrolite series. If you like acrolites, you will like that drum
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My guess is the original badge got lost and replaced with a black and white badge. Only reason to do that is if they didn't think it would sell without the Ludwig name on it.
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Did they make B+W badges in the 60's though?
How would they get one with a serial number form 1968?
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My guess is the original badge got lost and replaced with a black and white badge. Only reason to do that is if they didn't think it would sell without the Ludwig name on it.
The Black Galaxies are modern drums and have always come with the B/W badge
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Did they make B+W badges in the 60's though?
How would they get one with a serial number form 1968?
If its a black Galaxy, its not a 60's drum.
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I've attached two pics. I know they're dark (they were the seller's pics).
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Indeed.
Thanks!
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Confusing about the serial number dating to '68...
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Ah, I'm an idiot. I figured it out.

The serial number starts with a 6, so I looked it up and saw late '60's for the corresponding range. Didn't realize that mine is a 7-digit number and those are all 6-digit.

Everything makes sense now. Silly.
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