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stickers 09-21-2006 03:53 AM

My 67' Ludwig
The Story: I'm 29. I just starting to learn drums. My dad got this kit in the mid eighties at a yard sale for $150.00. I never really took to playing drums then. Instead I leanred to play bass. But know I am interested in drums. So I took the drums out of storage,put new heads on em', and tuned'em up ( I can tune drums since I am audio engineer by trade and its imperitive to know how to tune drums). They sound great. My kick pedal is a yamaha professional model which seems fine. For cymbals, I had a nice zildjian avedis 20" ride from 60s but had no crash and had crappy scimitars hihats. So I bought a pair of Zildjian Avedis Hihats from the 60s, they seem thin but they sound very sweet not clangy like heavier newer hats. I found a crash in the storage room where I do live sound and the manager let me have it since no one claimed it she didnt even know it was there. The crash is 16" A.Zildjian & CEI vintage. Although, I wish someone had left an 18" Zildjian Avedis Thin form 60's cuz thats what I had been looking for on ebay. I also needed hardware so bought some 6000 hardware. K, I'm done. Now I just got to get a teacher.



Ozzy Biz 09-21-2006 04:01 AM

Re: My 67' Ludwig
Looks great, I can imagine it sounds better. What sizes are the drums?


boomboomda 09-21-2006 04:07 AM

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Beautiful drums, those are a keeper, dude.

stickers 09-21-2006 04:07 AM

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kick 14x20 | snare 5x14 |
rack tom 8x12 | floor tom 14x14

I'll never sell this kit or get another kit. That goes for the hi hats and the ride. I'll eventually switch out the 16" crash for a 1960s 18" zildjian avedis thin or medium/thin crash.

I may get a some sort of metal snare, something comparable to a black beauty for a diiferent flavor/sound or feel when needed.

somedrummer 09-21-2006 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by stickers
I'll never sell this kit or get another kit.

You sure? How much would i hve to give you?

Really, though. This is an incredible kit. It looks awesome, sounds awesome (I'm sure, I've heard the type) and is just too cool all around.

I assume those are ambassadors on the toms? What's the head configuration, tops and bottoms, all the way around?

stickers 09-21-2006 07:34 AM

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Toms: Emperors on the batter, ambassador clear on the resonant side.
Snare: Aquarian satin coated on batter, evans hazel 300 on bottom.

Im gonna switch to ambassador on the snare. I don't care for the aquarian. I had an ambassador on there before and liked the sound more. oh well. I may try ambassadors coated on toms batterside to get a more open sound, too Although i've got pretty darn good tone and sustain with the emperors. I'm just nervous ambassadors coated may be a little too bright or ringy.

somedrummer 09-21-2006 07:40 AM

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Ok, Cool.

But you still didn't answer my first question...;)

Edit... Wow... I didn't know I could make smileys!

stickers 09-21-2006 07:49 AM

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I can ballpark an actual estimate value. But since I dont want to sell them, I would say a price that no one would want to pay. $10,000.

harryconway 09-21-2006 08:38 AM

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Really, really sweet kit. Champaigne sparkle/Bermuda Sand jazz sizes. Way cool.

defunkt 09-21-2006 11:01 AM

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Wow $150 was a sweet deal for those drums. Were they in bad condition when they were bought or something?

Simbe 09-21-2006 02:11 PM

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Your kit is perfect. Perfect!

YAMAHA DRUMMER 09-21-2006 03:54 PM

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Great looking drum set , Vintage Ludwig 67 !!!!!! amazing .
take good care of her .

stickers 09-21-2006 03:57 PM

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The kit was in very good shape when my dad got it. The snare needed a new throw and the fl.tom needed a bottom hoop. Some tension rods are a little rusty. I'm sure there are a couple little things here and there but over all its in very good shape. Bearing edges seem fine.

Disco Stu 09-21-2006 05:14 PM

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Your dad made a great purchase, and how cool that you got it for free! Very nice kit...and especially nice for a first kit. To me, that kick drum is begging for a white reso head though. Oh, I also really like the rug it's on. I don't know if you got it specifically for the kit, but those circles really match the drums nicely.

stickers 09-21-2006 05:29 PM

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Disco Stu you are the second person to say that I should get a white reso head on the kick. I thought it looked pretty bad ass. When it needed to be replaced in a year or so, i'll get white.

Class A Drummer 09-21-2006 10:23 PM

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Cool sparkle. How do you like ur bass pedal? it looks pretty good. is it also vintage?

Exportdrummer 09-21-2006 10:32 PM

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How is the 6000's series stands work. Is the hi-hat nice?

jazzsnob 09-21-2006 11:38 PM

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I'm extremely jealous.

thumper 09-22-2006 12:08 AM

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Awesome kit and history bro! (hell of a deal too, what with Retro kits making a comeback, at least you have the real thing..)
Makes me wish I kept my first "real" kit: 1960's 4 pc Ludwig with "Oyster Pearl" finish...the hihat stand and bass pedal were original, with leather straps instead of chain or cam drives. It also had the bass drum cymbal stand mount. I'm sure it'd be worth a lot more today than the $175 my dad paid for it back then. (It was a present for my 12th birthday)

Jusstickinaround 09-22-2006 12:55 AM

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That is one sweet kit, love Ludwigs, and the flat based stands are cool. I recently converted all my stands to flat base with the DW tilter, they are much lighter and easier to position around the kit.

d.c.drummer 09-22-2006 01:28 AM

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Someone sold that beuty for 150? Thats like a Texaco station selling gas for a dollar (everyone with a car can pick the humor on that one). Any way, that is a very nice kit with a very calssy and retro look. A wish of good fortune to your drumming.

kickit100 09-22-2006 02:56 AM

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Thats a great kit man. looks really slick too.

kickit100 09-22-2006 02:57 AM

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Thats a great kit man. looks really slick too.

stickers 09-22-2006 03:09 AM

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Thanks for all the comments.

The DW 6000 hat stand works fine. I have idea how old the foot pedal is. Although i did have to saw down the length of the rod on the beater so I could set the beater center on the drum and not have the extra length not hit the beater head on the rebound. Otherwise, the beater would have to be set higher on the head. Daddio don't play that, dig it.

zachg 09-22-2006 03:55 AM

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BEAUTIFUL! i would kill for that kit dude. I LOVE it!

zachg 09-22-2006 03:56 AM

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Beautiful! I love it man! I would kill for that.

I love those vintage ludwigs and that sparkle finnish is killer!

Jusstickinaround 09-22-2006 04:33 AM

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You said you had coated Emporers, I'm using coated Ambassadors on my 70's Ludwig kit. I have 8x12 and 9x13 mounted toms, but the 12 seems to sound a bit boxy especially on recordings. How do you tune yours, and do you think the Emporers give them a fuller sound?

stickers 09-22-2006 04:58 AM

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I try to get a low tuning but with a clear tone and long sustain. I could go lower but the the pitch wouldnt be as definted. At i higher pitch the sustain wouldnt be as long.

I like the emporers a lot. I'd only try a different head out of curiosity cuz perfeectly happy with the emperors.

adorno 09-22-2006 09:51 AM

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I love vintage kits and it's so nice to see such a simple set-up.

What kind of music are you intending to use it for?


Originally Posted by Stickers
I try to get a low tuning but with a clear tone and long sustain. I could go lower but the the pitch wouldnt be as definted. At i higher pitch the sustain wouldnt be as long.

You said you didn't care much for the Aquarian head on the snare but for this kind of tom sound I would definitely recommend Aquarian Performance II.

ludwigvondrumcrazy 09-22-2006 12:42 PM

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Sweet Downbeat, I'm just starting a re-condition job on one only in red sparkle with the only difference being - other than the color - the fact that the one I'm working on has a matching Downbeat Snare (4 x 14) as opposed to your Jazz Festival................

Here's the info. from the Ludwig 67-1 catalogue, which, contrary to the number designation came out in 1966....................




Drummer Karl 09-22-2006 03:49 PM

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they look very vintage...they are vintage! :-)
and I love those old sparkle drums, reminds me of great Jazz players and I guess I would automatically play Jazz more creative on such a set!

Take care about it... ;-)


Stu_Strib 09-23-2006 11:59 PM

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Wow, I'm extremely impressed! I also like the Airport base station in the bookshelf...so where are the macs?


ellenvannin105 09-24-2006 07:36 AM

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Like Karl says,looking at this kit definately takes you back,so you can play Jazz Karl,and I'll play Wipe Out.Seeing this kit makes me want to join a garage band and crank out cool 2-chord songs about how your girlfriend's unreliable and your parents don't understand all set in a patina of fuzz,distortion,and energy.When I was growing up my friend had a Downbeat Kit so I know exactly how good they can sound.150 Dollars,you say? I feel cheated...

stickers 01-18-2007 06:39 AM

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shameless bump......

h3r3tic 01-18-2007 07:14 PM

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Now that's something you won't be seeing everyday :P

thecraponline 01-18-2007 09:58 PM

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What a cool kit. I love vintage drums, they have such an amazing sound and look.

deadbirdsoup 01-29-2007 09:01 PM

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truley stunning kit man! NIICCCEEE!!!!

MyNameIsRyan 01-29-2007 09:16 PM

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Wow I wish that was my first kit! I love that gold sparkle and those vintage cymbals.
Great kit dude.

byebyepanda 04-25-2007 10:25 AM

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digibird 04-26-2007 12:02 PM

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Beautiful kit, but that black front BD head has got to become a large frisbee. Get a white head for the front of the bass drum. With the small, vintage Ludwig logo. have fun.

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