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Old 11-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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OK

Some of you have expressed disdain that I put my thermagloss maple Ludwig kit up on eBay. In the meantime while I waited for it to sell, I've been getting cozy with a Rogers kit from 1976.

Well, the bad news is the Ludwigs did eventually sell. My condolences to everyone.

The good news, I wasn't kidding about replacing it with something better. One of my dilemmas was trying to figure out if I wanted red or green sparkle on a Ludwig kit, and when I discovered that it would be impossible to cover my existing bass drum (the wrap would make it too thick), that's when I decided to just go the easy route and get another set. But I spent alot of time looking at the new Ludwig finishes from the latest catalog, and I began to think that I didn't want a woody finish, but I didn't exactly want a finish that everybody already has - which would make me appear fanboy-ish.

I always thought white marine pearl was cool (even had a wmp kit back in the day) but it would be cooler if there was some color to it. I even had a black oyster Ringo kit, and there's alot of those drums out there, and it's a little too black for my tastes.
Psychedelic red or citrus mod is just too much for everything I'd be taking the kit around for and would really only look good in certain situations.

Then I remembered that monster Ludwig kit at NAMM back in January. I thought it looked great, it was subtle and wild at the same time. They called it blue/olive oyster (I even saw a version of this at Pro Drum but it was red/black oyster) and both looked very cool. New finishes that nobody has. My wife even liked it.

Besides, my 1978 blue/olive Supraphonic was lonely. So I pulled the trigger on a brand new set of Ludwigs in blue/olive oyster. 9x13, 16x16, and a 14x24 bass drum (I decided to go down one size in the bass drum department, it would be better for me physically, and still gives me the extra thump over a 22). Everything about it is 70s classic - the lugs are the regular size big ones, the floor tom brackets are the classic ones. Blue/olive badges. I do like that Atlas stuff, but for me, it'd really be just adding weight and a non-classic look I don't need. Classic half-inch curved spurs round it out. It comes with an old script logo head so I'll replace that with a 70s logo head when I have time (not sure why they went with that logo head for this kit).

Here's what it looks like. Nice, isn't it?
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:20 PM
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WOW, "nice" isn't going to cut it, that thing is amazing! So classy Bo, I love it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:42 PM
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Bo you're at it again. Sweet. I think these are what Bermuda affectionately called the "birthday cake wrap" earlier this year? These are Legacies if I'm correct? 3 ply?

Anyway, I was just about to suggest the new Ludwig Keystone ruby strata kit. I played one in my local store which had it on sale for really affordable $1299 snare included.

Congrats.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:51 PM
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Nice, and nice sizes. Enjoy the 1970's.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:42 PM
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Bo you're at it again. Sweet. I think these are what Bermuda affectionately called the "birthday cake wrap" earlier this year? These are Legacies if I'm correct? 3 ply?

Anyway, I was just about to suggest the new Ludwig Keystone ruby strata kit. I played one in my local store which had it on sale for really affordable $1299 snare included.

Congrats.
Nah, these are classic maples, straight 6 or 7 ply with no re-rings. I thought the red strata looked cool, but can't get with that keystone look. Legacys are a lot of a good thing ;)
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Well, if YOU like them, that's all that counts! lol Sorry, I think that finish is hideous. It is, however, unique!

Glad you figured out what you want. For a while, anyway.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:59 PM
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Bo you always surprise. Great looking wrap! I love the 24" bass drum tone.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:15 AM
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Sweet looking kit, Bo!

Enjoy it.

I get first shot at it when you sell it in a few months...
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:22 AM
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I got 50 bucks that says his next kit will be Mapex. Some kind of wrapped finish.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:26 AM
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Bo, you're nuttier than bass player trying to read music in the G clef. :0
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:32 AM
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Wow, absolutely gorgeous kit! Congrats!
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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Bo, you're nuttier than bass player trying to read music in the G clef. :0
Wait a minute, I work with guys who can actually do that!
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:39 AM
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I got 50 bucks that says his next kit will be Mapex. Some kind of wrapped finish.
I had considered that. For about 3 seconds ;)
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:43 AM
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Well, if YOU like them, that's all that counts! lol Sorry, I think that finish is hideous. It is, however, unique!

Glad you figured out what you want. For a while, anyway.
I'm pretty sure this is the "Birthday Cake" finish Bermuda was referring to. And although the photo is a close representation, it does look stunning in person. Well, the Ludwig catalog does sorta do it justice if you have one to look at, too. But yeah, I've always liked an oyster finish, but black oyster could be too dark sometimes, and white oyster doesn't have enough color. So I think these two, the blue/olive and red/black olive finishes are a nice compromise.

I'll do better pictures of them after I play them in a bit.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:02 AM
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Love it and look forward to hearing. I am sure it will force me to spend weeks chasing your tones. :)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:27 AM
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The finish suits you perfectly Bo - it's confusing ;)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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Congrats! The finish is not my cup of tea but it's pretty cool different. Probably the first time a finish is invented to match the badge!
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:37 AM
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The finish suits you perfectly Bo - it's confusing ;)
Thanks. It's a good thing I don't play that way ;)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:38 AM
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Love it and look forward to hearing. I am sure it will force me to spend weeks chasing your tones. :)
Two words: black dots ;)
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:09 AM
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The finish suits you perfectly Bo - it's confusing ;)
Haha! To me it looks like some weird-a$$ camo. I don't like camo. Heh heh.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:10 AM
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That's a very Rinbo type of kit, you gonna be a Starr playing this kit Mo :)
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:40 AM
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That is a stunning set of drums. Two huge thumbs up from me, Bo!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:00 AM
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Bo,

Thats a stunner. Classic, but yet new. I bet they sound great too.

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Old 11-21-2013, 03:43 AM
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That camouflage finish doesn't work - I can still see the drums.



And they look great.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:03 AM
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Because of the uniqueness, I'm really diggin' this finish. The only problem is that if it's popular, and alot people get into it, it'll be like Ringo all over again. But I don't see that happening. I have this feeling, and maybe Bermuda can confirm, that these are all the same drums Ludwig made for that monster kit they had on display at NAMM, and dealers bought certain ones to sell and almost a year later, they're starting to? That wold be interesting to find out if that's true. I mean, that monster kit must've had forty or so drums on display in that finish. That's at least 10 different sets floating around with that color.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:16 PM
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Because of the uniqueness, I'm really diggin' this finish. The only problem is that if it's popular, and alot people get into it, it'll be like Ringo all over again. But I don't see that happening. I have this feeling, and maybe Bermuda can confirm, that these are all the same drums Ludwig made for that monster kit they had on display at NAMM, and dealers bought certain ones to sell and almost a year later, they're starting to? That wold be interesting to find out if that's true. I mean, that monster kit must've had forty or so drums on display in that finish. That's at least 10 different sets floating around with that color.


Don't let the ribbing of buying another set get to you Matt. I now own more than 20 sets, 50 snare drums, 15 double pedal sets and too many cymbals, stands and assorted hardware to list and I still want more...
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:09 AM
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Don't let the ribbing of buying another set get to you Matt. I now own more than 20 sets, 50 snare drums, 15 double pedal sets and too many cymbals, stands and assorted hardware to list and I still want more...
I'm good with the ribbing. Not everyone here gets a new set whenever they want, you know ;)
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