Dating ludwig drums by serial

Sellers says that he bought the drum new 4,5 years ago, but i never saw this type of tube-lugs ever on a Ludwig BB.BTW i thought the BB is available in 14"x6,5" or 14"x5" but seller is sure it is a 14"x5,5" snaredrum. The original is very expensive, so i would not wonder [IMG] Hi, would please somebody help me out?

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I mean, they havent really updated in almost four years, but now you are innudated with a massive ad when you go there. I use Atlas Stands because they are the best................. My discovery was the result of musical perception." Einstein on his theory of relativity.Ludwig stopped putting serial numbers on badges sometime in 2012-2013 and now use a barcoded sticker inside the drum. The regular WMP they use is a chip pattern that is true white. Are there any kind of date stamps in any of the drums? Sounds like the set was made within the last 5-8 years. On the drums that use a sticker on the inside, I don't think they put a date on the tag anywhere. The large keystone badge was used up until 2013 where they switched to the brass recycled trumpet badge as the main badge for classic maple. My 2012 drums are date stamped inside with an ink stamper.My 2012 classic maple set has sequential serial number B/O badges and the 14x14 I added in 2015 has the sticker inside. Sometimes there is a 3 digit date stamp in older classic maple sets. The large keystone badge was used up until 2013 where they switched to the brass recycled trumpet badge as the main badge for classic maple. When I recieved my drum it was May of 2015 and I used a pen and wrote a small 5/15 on the tag so it would always be there. The regular WMP they use is a chip pattern that is true white. Are there any kind of date stamps in any of the drums? Sounds like the set was made within the last 5-8 years. On the drums that use a sticker on the inside, I don't think they put a date on the tag anywhere.I havent even really used Guitardater since this thread went up. S#1: 311552845 S#2: 311560242 Also, if you can, give me a brief explanation on how to differentiate a legit epiphone standard from counterfeits. I recently purchased an Epi (I just like the axes for the price and quality), but guitar dater didnt find anything on the serial. There you go: Serial# 1104210476 From experience, I suppose it was manufactured in April 2011 (1104), am I correct? All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.' Johann Sebastian Bach " Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or a punching bag.It's not the thing itself; it's preparatory to the activity." Barney Kessel " After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Hoxley " There's a fine line between genius and insanity.