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Old 12-13-2012, 10:16 AM
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You do know that the kick is backwards, right? The best thing about those big ol' 4 spurs is that they made the bass drum reversible....
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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Bob, did you add those two cymbal mounts to the bass drum?
Yes I added them. The kit came with the rail mount and I decided to go full vintage by adding cymbal mounts. I really like those mounts. The modern versions are much better than the ones off the past. They don't slip. I have memory locks on them too.
I think that one plays differently on a kit with bass drum mounted toms and cymbals. It's a Zen thing. The cymbal holders flex slightly and the ride cymbal sound different because of it. The mounted ride also balances the weight of the tom.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:59 AM
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Well, since I got this beauty in april, I'm definitely a total Ludwig fan. LB417:

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:51 PM
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You do know that the kick is backwards, right? The best thing about those big ol' 4 spurs is that they made the bass drum reversible....



Yes I do know. That is because I like the tom close and low.
Actually on the brown set has another 8x12 mounted tom . The red set has another 16x22 bass, 9x10 and 11x12 toms.
I like the Bonham set up (as they call it) because I learned from those who played this set up back in the 50's on.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:47 AM
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I bought these in 1991 after saving up quite a bit of hard earned money. Long Lug Maple Classic Ludwigs in Blue Shadow. They are beautiful and sound amazing.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:28 AM
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:34 PM
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My Ludwig Legacy Classic 22x14, 13x9 and 16x16


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Old 01-08-2013, 10:47 PM
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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This is my "new" Ludwig Walnut Cortex kit 9x13, 16x16, 14x22
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:02 PM
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2011 Classic Maple - Sky Blue Pearl
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:04 AM
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I suppose I am now a fan (although I've owned three other Ludwig kits over the years. Here's the rundown:

16x26, 9x13, 16x16, 16x18, 6.5 Supra. Blond maples from 1978-ish. Lovely.

Here it is in its new 'small configuration':
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:48 PM
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My kit last Saturday night. I only brought one floor tom, just lazy. Another drummer played them a bit. They sound amazing!! 3ply maple early 70's, The toms dont have ludwig lugs, I restored these recently and didnt want to keep buying 8 lugs at a time off ebay. 14x24 inch bass, 10x14 tom, 16x16 floor
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:13 PM
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Just came Fedex. 6.5x14 supralite. Thanks to Drum Center of Portsmouth. Bought it yesterday in the afternoon and it arrived today.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:06 PM
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Just came Fedex. 6.5x14 supralite. Thanks to Drum Center of Portsmouth. Bought it yesterday in the afternoon and it arrived today.
Looks great........how does it sound?
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:58 PM
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So my buddy Todd called me and said "Hey, do you want a drum kit?" and I figured "Why not?". I drove out to his ranch in Temecula and he gave me a 1961 Ludwig Super Classic in Blue Oyster Pearl - along with a 1961 Ludwig Supraphonic and a set of '61 Zildjian 14" Hi hats. The shells and hardware need to be cleaned up a bit but the kit appears to be in very good condition. It's been in storage for years - I started cleaning up the snare as soon as I got home. The kit has a strange relationship with me - I played guitar for years and three different drummers in various bands used that very kit. The kit came to us through the original owner (who purchased it in 1961) - who sold it to one of the guys in my band for a hundred bucks. The kit got passed around (for ridiculously low sums of money because none of the guys who had it knew what it really was) for 15 years until it ended up with me. I got it for free - I just happen to buy and restore vintage drums. I'm pretty good at what I do - when I saw these, I was astonished. They really just need a good cleaning and new heads. This is an amazing gift - I almost felt guilty taking it home. The only condition was that I never get rid of them - and I won't! I'll post more pics when I'm finished restoring them. No pics of the floor tom cause my camera battery died. Also, my camera sucks.
The first pic is the date stamp inside the bass shell - 'APR 13 1961'
The 2nd pic is the inside of the bass shell (I forgot to take pics of the outside! I will soon.)
The 3rd pic is the badge on the snare.
The 4th pic is another view of the snare.
The 5th pic is of the tom.
Sizes - 22X14, 16X16, 13X9, 14X5

So my question is: What heads should I use for an 'authentic' vintage sound?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:40 PM
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:01 PM
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Here's before and after pics of a 1961 Supraphonic that my buddy Todd gave me!

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I'm going to re-skin it and put Supraphonic snares on it.
Any suggestions about what type of heads I should use for an authetic vintage sound?
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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Here's before and after pics of a 1961 Supraphonic that my buddy Todd gave me]

I'm going to re-skin it and put Supraphonic snares on it.
Any suggestions about what type of heads I should use for an authetic vintage sound?
Hey dbf,

I think you've got yourself a COB "Super" there. Pre-serial badge, and crimped snare beds. These are very desirable snares. Personally, I would use a Ludwig snare-side head and a Remo Ambassador for the batter. Enjoy!
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:39 PM
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I knew it was COB, but a "Super"? Cool. Thanks for the info and advice!
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I think you've got yourself a COB "Super" there. Pre-serial badge, and crimped snare beds. These are very desirable snares. Personally, I would use a Ludwig snare-side head and a Remo Ambassador for the batter. Enjoy!
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:10 AM
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Here is my 1994 Ludwig Super Classic in Blue Marble finish. I had it set up as 12, 16,16, 22. I am using my 1969 Supra. Cymbal include 14" Zildjian A Custom and the rest are Paiste 2002's - 24, 18, 20 and vintage 15" Sound Edge hihats.

I also have a 13" tom and hanging 18" with large classic lugs not set up with this kit. I would love to find matching 10 and 14" toms.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:27 AM
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Here's before and after pics of a 1961 Supraphonic that my buddy Todd gave me!

Before: decades of crud.
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I'm going to re-skin it and put Supraphonic snares on it.
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Wow nice kit nice score,lucky man!
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:14 AM
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I just joined the Ludwig fan club as well. Here's my Liverpool 4 before a show :)


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Old 06-22-2013, 02:59 PM
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Some of my Ludwig snares.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:00 PM
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One more- I included the Bronze supra.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:58 PM
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Here's the 1961 Super Classic shells I've been posting about, all cleaned up and ready for re-assembly. I used Windex to clean the shells, #0000 stell wool soaked in PB Blaster (a rust remover) for the hardware. When everything was cleaned up and put back together, I polished everything with Meguiar's Cleaning Wax. The wraps were faded and gross - now they are gorgeous. The hardware was covered with rust and marine-air deposits (stored near the ocean for a long time). I think the difference is amazing. Scroll down a little in this thread to see the before and after of the snare drum. I used the wax on the Supraphonic shell as well - made it shine like the top of the Chrysler Building!

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:13 PM
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:51 PM
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:57 PM
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My 197x Vistalites, with new suspension mounts, before spinning them to show badges in front :o

Another view. I love these drums and I hope to still have them to hand down to my son when it's time...
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:21 PM
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Here's my 1961 Super Classic restored, re-skinned and ready to play! The snare drum is a '61 Super Ludwig. I played this kit yesterday and it sounds awesome! Big, deep bass - snare cuts like a hot knife through butter - the toms are warm and brown. Awesome score, given to me by my friend Todd! Thanks Todd!Name:  photo (1).JPG
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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My Ludwig Kits:

1965 Ludwig Super Classic Silver Sparkle: 24x14 - 13x9 - 16x16 - 18x16

1967 Ludwig Super Classic Blue Oyster: 20x14 - 13x9 - 16x16
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:15 PM
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And my Ludwig snares:

14x8 Ludwig Coliseum (12lugs/side)
14x6,5 Ludwig Black Beauty
14x6,5 Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic

+ Some of my other snares:
14x3,5 Mapex Maple Deluxe Piccolo
13x6,5 Yamaha Steve Jordan Sig. w/ WoodHoops
14x7 Yamaha Elvin Jones Sig. w/ WoodHopps
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:18 AM
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1966 Ludwigs that I bought in 1967 just before I got married. Included the Ludwig Standard Paiste Cymbals:



My 1999 Ludwig Maple Classics that I bought just after I retired:



My latest find a 2002 Ludwig Maple Classic in Champagne Sparkle. Just cleaned them up and ready to set up in my family room.



Some of my Ludwig Snares to the left including my 1980's Black Beauty with supersensitive strainer:

For u eheheh one of my latest toys
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:19 PM
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Ludwig Element Birch Sunburst gigging set
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