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bobacwrd 12-20-2013 03:36 AM

Ludwig Stainless Steel
 
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This is my Ludwig Stainless Steel set. The sizes are as follows:

8 x 10 mounted tom
8 x 12 mounted tom
14 x 14 floor tom
16 x 16 floor tom
14 x 22 bass drum
6/12 x 14 Bronze Supraphonic Snare

The 14 x 22 bass, 8 x 12 mounted tom and the 16 x 16 floor tom are original 1977 Ludwig's. The 8 x 10 mounted tom and the 14 x 14 floor tom are made by Ronn Dunnett. They are the only of their kind as Ludwig did not produce an 8 x 10 mounted tom or 14 x 14 floor tom. They sound very warm and focused...Not what you would expect from a stainless steel set....I have a 9 x 12 coming to replace the 8 x 12 very soon as it is also being made as we speak by Ronn Dunnett. He is a true craftsman and puts out a fabulous product.

jornthedrummer 12-20-2013 06:16 AM

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Thats what I call dedication to get the kit that you want!
Very nice indeed!

hx

jorn

Bo Eder 12-20-2013 06:43 AM

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Very nice! Ludwig, to me, is becoming the epitome of "timeless" kits. As much as they 've tried to change things over the years, they still retain this sameness of vibe, don't you agree? You could look at a 70s era kit, and look at my brand new 2013 kit, and they appear identical. Gretsch has pretty much done the same thing as well.

sonnygrabber 12-20-2013 07:39 AM

Re: Ludwig Stainless Steel
 
I've always wanted to play one of those suckers.

You mention that it is focused. I would imagine it would be with the mute-rings you have on the toms. Have you tried them wide open? Ambo's with no mutes?

Pocket-full-of-gold 12-20-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sonnygrabber (Post 1209852)
I've always wanted to play one of those suckers.

+1. Which is funny as I've never managed to warm to a steel snare.

Very nice looking kit Bob. Ron's done a great job with the add ons. If you hadn't have said as much, I would have thought they walked out of the Chicago factory the same day as the rest of the kit.

bobacwrd 12-21-2013 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by sonnygrabber (Post 1209852)
I've always wanted to play one of those suckers.

You mention that it is focused. I would imagine it would be with the mute-rings you have on the toms. Have you tried them wide open? Ambo's with no mutes?

Yes, I have played them "Wide Open" and they still sound pretty focused. I use the mute rings on all my sets, not just the stainless steel...

lsits 12-21-2013 11:45 PM

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There was a reissued one at Guitar Center a couple of months ago. I didn't try them out though. Just by lifting the floor tom I could tell that I wouldn't want to gig with them. It weighed a freakin' ton (technical term).

sethlowden 12-22-2013 12:01 AM

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That is cool! I have a similar set, and was wondering where the 10 inch tom came from until I read through your post. My set is still in cases ready to clean up this winter, but seeing yours makes me want to get going on it!

bobacwrd 12-22-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by sethlowden (Post 1210439)
That is cool! I have a similar set, and was wondering where the 10 inch tom came from until I read through your post. My set is still in cases ready to clean up this winter, but seeing yours makes me want to get going on it!

The 14" floor tom is also a "one of a kind".

IDDrummer 12-22-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by lsits (Post 1210427)
There was a reissued one at Guitar Center a couple of months ago. I didn't try them out though. Just by lifting the floor tom I could tell that I wouldn't want to gig with them. It weighed a freakin' ton (technical term).

Haha, in my circle we use the metric system - "that thing weighs a metric $h!t-ton!"

That is an awesome kit, though. Timeless and flashy at the same time.

sethlowden 12-26-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bobacwrd (Post 1210669)
The 14" floor tom is also a "one of a kind".

Pretty cool! Does it sound like the 16 inch tom?

poika 12-27-2013 10:48 AM

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That set brings back some memories.
My first set was a Ludwig stainless steel, 24, 13, 18.
Unfortunately, in my troubled teenage years, after I gave up playing, I managed to leave them storaged in the wrong place for years and not pay rent, so when I went back to get them they were gone.

I'm still kicking myself for that. How stupid can you be, not taking care of your stuff?

Your set looks great, may you enjoy that sonic thunder they produce!

G-2 12-27-2013 02:01 PM

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Great kit! My first pro kit was a silver sparkle double bass Luddy Super Classic and those drums rocked!!!

bonzolead 12-27-2013 08:00 PM

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I asked Santa for these but didnt get get them..not shocked I was a bad boy this year....lmao


Bonzolead

bobacwrd 12-30-2013 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by sethlowden (Post 1212262)
Pretty cool! Does it sound like the 16 inch tom?

No, surprisingly, it sound holds true to a 14" floor tom.

KarlCrafton 12-30-2013 08:05 PM

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Wow, very cool!
I always loved the SS kits.
Cheers!


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