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The Ludwig Standard badge is pictured below. If you are trying to figure out the serial number with a Ludwig serial number dating guide, it will not work. The Standard drums do not fit the serial numbers.

1968 - 1982 lower level drums


1968 Ludwig Standard Catalog

Here are the actual finish swatches
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1968 Catalog


1971 Catalog


Introduced in the 1982 Catalog with the Blue and Olive Rounded Corner Badge

1982 Catalog Page


Ludwig Standard Drums


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