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Old 06-18-2008, 10:35 PM
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the Ludwig club that is :]

so after purchasing my first two sets I had decided that I would not buy another set,unless it was a ludwig.
I was content in waiting and saving up the 2 grand to have one to call my own.

this weekend i saw this set on craiglist, and after some careful convincing of my parents they took me to look at it,
and i ended up taking it home.




sorry about the pictures.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:39 PM
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Looks pretty sweet man, those toms look DEEEEP, but if thats what your goin for awesome score!

I got a ludwig set off Craigslist for 1000$ and im no officially in the club for a long time to come so welcome!
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:44 PM
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That was the kit down in Long Beach (?), if my recollection recollects. Good score. Sizes?
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You're right handed. Those pictures are reversed as evidenced by the backwards "evans" on the reso head, the Mac logo in the first photo and the computer screen in the second photo. Am I right? Just curious.

As for the drums. Very cool. I am sucker for a natural finish and those look veeeeeery cool. Nice snag.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:25 AM
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What cymbals you gonna put with those nice looking drums?
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:30 AM
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Do i see two holes in the side of the rack tom?
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:54 PM
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That's where the muffler was attached.

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Old 06-19-2008, 06:20 PM
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Sweet buy! Sizes/year/specs? Bet they sound great, congratulations on the find. And why the backwards pictures?
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You're right handed. Those pictures are reversed as evidenced by the backwards "evans" on the reso head, the Mac logo in the first photo and the computer screen in the second photo. Am I right? Just curious.

As for the drums. Very cool. I am sucker for a natural finish and those look veeeeeery cool. Nice snag.
Same two things I noticed, also, the Ludwig parallelogram is sliding the other way.

That kit looks great, you'll have a ball on it. What were the other two kits?
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:16 PM
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Nice kit I don't. know if I were too go after the Black-n-White badges through.with a little good tuning i'm sure they will sound great.

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Old 06-19-2008, 08:06 PM
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ok this is alot of question.
so ill try and answer them all.
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That was the kit down in Long Beach (?), if my recollection recollects. Good score. Sizes?
the kit was down by santa monica/west la.
idk if thats the one you were thinking of.
the sizes are 13x12 16x16, and 22x16

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You're right handed. Those pictures are reversed as evidenced by the backwards "evans" on the reso head, the Mac logo in the first photo and the computer screen in the second photo. Am I right? Just curious.
As for the drums. Very cool. I am sucker for a natural finish and those look veeeeeery cool. Nice snag.
spot on man,
my sister had the camera so i had to imrpovise with my dads laptop.
and the natural finish was one of the reason i went after this kit.

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What cymbals you gonna put with those nice looking drums?
well this buy was kinda impulsive,
so it took a little bit out of my cymbal fund,
so right now id rather not say what cymbals i have.
i looking into buying some versatile hihats,
and was thinking zildjian new beats or K's. any suggestions.

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That's where the muffler was attached.
i was wondering about that too.
are you sure about that.

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Sweet buy! Sizes/year/specs? Bet they sound great, congratulations on the find. And why the backwards pictures?
the sizes i said before, the guy i bought them from said they were from the 80s.
they have black and white badges if thats anything?

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Same two things I noticed, also, the Ludwig parallelogram is sliding the other way.

That kit looks great, you'll have a ball on it. What were the other two kits?
my first kit a pearl forum series,
and a gretsch catalina club jazz.
im trying to sell the forum and keep the club jazz for smaller gigs.

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Nice kit I don't. know if I were too go after the Black-n-White badges through.with a little good tuning i'm sure they will sound great.

Bonzolead
what do the black and white badges mean?
and this kit sounds huge.
it came to me with Coated diplomat on the rack,
coated ambassador on the floor.
and ambassadors on the resos.(actually the rack reso says remo cs controlled sound, but i dont see any dots?)
all are pretty new.
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what do the black and white badges mean?
Black/white badge ID's the kit as a standard model, not a Classic Maple. You probably have 8 lugs, not 10, on the kick. And standard lugs, not Super Classic, or Super Classic mini lugs. Ludwig sometimes used the same shell in their standard line, sometimes a different shell. Basically, your kit is the for-father to the Accent line.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:39 PM
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Black/white badge ID's the kit as a standard model, not a Classic Maple. You probably have 8 lugs, not 10, on the kick. And standard lugs, not Super Classic, or Super Classic mini lugs. Ludwig sometimes used the same shell in their standard line, sometimes a different shell. Basically, your kit is the for-father to the Accent line.

so what is it made out of?
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:47 AM
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so what is it made out of?
Post better pics... include the lugs, bearing edge, interiors, etc..

Don't despair, I've seen a classic kit with black & white badges before..

Better pics = better deciphering
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:55 PM
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Post better pics... include the lugs, bearing edge, interiors, etc..

Don't despair, I've seen a classic kit with black & white badges before..

Better pics = better deciphering

ok ill try to upload some pics as soon as possible.
this time i have a camera, just no way to upload them at the moment.

till then ill just keep practicing away on them.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:44 PM
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Those holes are either the muffler knob or from a tom mount. I'm leaning away from the muffler because typically those were typically mounted over the Ludwig badge and the distance from those holes to the head is too much for the muffler to reach the head.

But why would the previous owner remove the mount and put another one on the other side?
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:13 AM
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I finally procured a real camera.
So tomorrow, hopefully, will take my drums outside and take some pictures.
Apart from the usual, any requests for specific things i should take a close up of, that would help identify my set?
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:42 AM
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I finally procured a real camera.
So tomorrow, hopefully, will take my drums outside and take some pictures.
Apart from the usual, any requests for specific things i should take a close up of, that would help identify my set?
Lugs, bearing edges, interiors, badges, ....

It's all in the details....
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Lugs, bearing edges, interiors, badges, ....

It's all in the details....
ok.
will do.
hopefully i will have the time tomorrow.
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i dont know if this will help, but these are the bass drum legs. one has a ludwig screw to tighten it, and the other has a generic kind of circle screw.

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Those holes are either the muffler knob or from a tom mount. I'm leaning away from the muffler because typically those were typically mounted over the Ludwig badge and the distance from those holes to the head is too much for the muffler to reach the head.

But why would the previous owner remove the mount and put another one on the other side?
if the old mount was on the other side, then the badge would be facing the drummer.
im no expert but that doesnt seem like that is where they would want it to be.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:31 AM
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Looks like 6 ply shells and Classic lugs. Now, why the standard badge, I don't know. And the spurs. I don't know how far back Ludwig made a Classic Birch kit. Perhaps that's what the sum of all these parts is.
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Looks like 6 ply shells and Classic lugs. Now, why the standard badge, I don't know. And the spurs. I don't know how far back Ludwig made a Classic Birch kit. Perhaps that's what the sum of all these parts is.
Sorry Harry, this is not a standard badge. It was used for the Rocker series for most of its existence. The standard badge is an upside-down triangle with the bottom point rounded off in a circular fashion. They do look like 6-ply shells. The spurs are also the Rocker type, not the new elite that are more common on the birch series.

Are there any extra holes in the bass drum?

I think we need more pics...

1)Clear pics of the kick & toms showing the grain in the finish.

2)A clear interior pic of the Kick.

What happened to the original pics?

Don't worry, silent, we'll figure this out....
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:34 PM
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Ludwig didn't put much thought into where the badge was located. See picture. Those are my Ludwig Big Beats.

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if the old mount was on the other side, then the badge would be facing the drummer.
im no expert but that doesnt seem like that is where they would want it to be.
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Agreed. They look exactly like my shells.

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Sorry Harry, this is not a standard badge. It was used for the Rocker series for most of its existence.
No, don't be sorry. My bad. I tend to call all the lower-level Luddies "standard". Kinda like the car may have a badge on it saying it's a Pontiac Astre, but to me, it's a Vega.
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ok third times the charm

i hope all these pictures are satisfactory.
there was alot of glare, but i tried to tone it down.

first heres the grain, as best as I could take pictures of it.






heres the bass inside of the bass durm and its bearing edge.




and heres the whole set
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I think the lugs are the mini lugs Ludwig still has as an option on the classic series. The black/white badges indicates that it's a rocker series. Correct me if i'm wrong.

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ya.
i dont really know much about the kit.
and im just trying to learn as much about it as possible.
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Well, IMHO, the toms are 6-ply maple, Classic series.

The bass drum, however, has me puzzled. How many plies is the bass? It is hard to tell from you blurry pics. What is the size? It only has 8 lugs per side as opposed to 10 which was common on the Classic 6-ply drums. The spurs appear to be original as there are no extra holes. The t-rods are from the Rocker series. Which is no big deal. The hoops do not appear to be original, unless they were stripped. The hoops are not a close match to the kick either. It almost looks as if the kick is a Rocker series dressed up as a Classic. They would have had to pull a wrap off of the kick as the Rocker series did not come in a natural finish. The Rocker/Standard lugs used the same hole pattern as the large Classic lugs, so it is easy to swap them out. How is the finish on the Kick? Smooth and glossy like the toms or not?

One thing to keep in mind is that almost anything was possible from Ludwig. And as LudwigVonDrumCrazy says, "It is what it is..........."

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Well, IMHO, the toms are 6-ply maple, Classic series.

The bass drum, however, has me puzzled. How many plies is the bass? It is hard to tell from you blurry pics. What is the size? It only has 8 lugs per side as opposed to 10 which was common on the Classic 6-ply drums. The spurs appear to be original as there are no extra holes. The t-rods are from the Rocker series. Which is no big deal. The hoops do not appear to be original, unless they were stripped. The hoops are not a close match to the kick either. It almost looks as if the kick is a Rocker series dressed up as a Classic. They would have had to pull a wrap off of the kick as the Rocker series did not come in a natural finish. The Rocker/Standard lugs used the same hole pattern as the large Classic lugs, so it is easy to swap them out. How is the finish on the Kick? Smooth and glossy like the toms or not?

One thing to keep in mind is that almost anything was possible from Ludwig. And as LudwigVonDrumCrazy says, "It is what it is..........."

Hope this helps...

first of all thanks for all your help latz and everyone else whos helped me decipher the mystery that is my ludwig.

here is another try at the bass drum pic.


the finish on all the drums feel about the same.
any suggestions on how to bring back some shine to these things?
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first of all thanks for all your help latz and everyone else whos helped me decipher the mystery that is my ludwig.

here is another try at the bass drum pic.


the finish on all the drums feel about the same.
any suggestions on how to bring back some shine to these things?
Is that 4 -plies????????

I've found that when taking pics with a digital camera, it is best to stand back and zoom in on the part I want in focus. When I get real close-up, the camera seems confused on what to focus on.... but I am sure I don't know what I am doing either.....

BTW, you're welcome...
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