Originally Posted by StaggerLee
Id return it just because of the badge. Now I LOVE ludwig, don't get me wrong, utterly love them. But I must say it seems like they are just expecting the sound of the drum to compensate for the slack job they made on it. I mean it's almost like they WANT to be slingerland, famous sound BECAUSE they weren't fully round and perfectly made. It's almost as if they believe there imperfections make there sound.
And this is just the thing that I was hoping wasn't true. You hear some horror stories about Ludwig, but you also hear them about some other companies, too. But this whole experience leaves me with no other conclusion than they have become like so many other American companies, producing shoddy crap but still boasting about how superior and proud they are.