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Old 11-01-2012, 06:16 AM
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Default Ludwig Salesman Kit

These are amazing! I guess back in the day these are what the Ludwig Sales People traveled with to show off the different color options. Black Keys drummer Pat Carney is playing one, and Ludwig is re-introducing the finish. Very Cool!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:40 AM
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Fun to see, but I wouldn't want to own a set with that finish.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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I do love the look of a classic Ludwig kit, & I completely get the original purpose of the finish, but "just because you can, doesn't mean that you should".
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:12 PM
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at first sight i thought "wow that's disgusting" then i stared at it for 5 seconds and fell in love with it. definitely would buy that, if i had the money.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:18 PM
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Its a nice conversation piece but I couldn't see myself using a kit with that finish.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:20 PM
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Well, look at it this way----------it will match anything you wear at the gig. John
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:22 PM
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at first sight i thought "wow that's disgusting" then i stared at it for 5 seconds and fell in love with it. definitely would buy that, if i had the money.
+1 Exactly what I thought.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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I learned something new about Ludwig. Thanks. Hm. Interesting finish, but I would go with their Bicentennial red white & blue patriotic kit first from the early 1970s. If I had the money.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM
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Well, look at it this way----------it will match anything you wear at the gig. John
It would certainly suit our keyboard player's lime green mankini & angel wings ;)
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM
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at first sight i thought "wow that's disgusting" then i stared at it for 5 seconds and fell in love with it. definitely would buy that, if i had the money.
Totally. I want one.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:54 PM
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I don't think I would BUY ONE, but if I was touring, and a Salesman Kit was the one used for the night, or a TV appearance, I'd totally dig it.

I WOULD buy one of the Red, Silver, Blue kits though. That's pretty rad, but I have 4 kits now that I'm not parting with.... Gotta stop somewhere!

One of my friends re-built a Ludwig kit to be R,S,B, and had it at the Chicago show before Ludwig made a few of them this past summer.
They obviously thought it was pretty cool....and it IS!

The craziest wrap job I ever saw was one of Rikki Rockett's kits in 2011 when we played a Poison show.
It had so many colors, and was swirls and thin lines, I thought it was a sparkle lacquer job, but it was all wrap!! It was insane, and NO GAPS!
I can't imagine the time it had to take.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:17 PM
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Hey, would anyone like a Life Saver ? :p)

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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Hmmm...kinds looks like the gay flag. Couldn't rock that. No way. Perhaps if I was of the persuasion?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:23 PM
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I wonder how they sound.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:34 PM
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I would rock that till the spurs fell off.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:58 PM
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Looks like a kit for very special occasions. I think it would look MUCH better with a white background as opposed to black.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:37 AM
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I am an absolute Ludwig junkie and I dig the history behind this finish, BUT, there is no way I would buy it. I thought maybe it would grow on me, but I just can't get into it. Now the red, silver, and blue, that's another story. I really like that. Karl, you're right about the kit that Billy did for Chicago. That kit was killer and I personally saw some of the Ludwig guys gawking at it on several occassions that weekend. Billy does nice work. I've got a Rogers kit I'm sending his way soon.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:24 AM
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Beautiful kit. I love that you could tell stories of its origins and dream of the places it traveled...the miles and stories that kit saw and heard. Plus it's a Keystone badged kit...probably 3-ply mahog/poplar/mahog - it's like getting kicked in the face with tone.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:42 AM
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That's one for a float in Sydney's Mardigras.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:06 AM
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Carney played a set in that finish on SNL a couple years ago.

Those finishes may look "out there," but sometimes it's the crazy stuff that looks really good on stage, under lights.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:30 AM
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always LOVE that setup.The colours aren't my cup o' tea. I prefer only the lime green sparkle stripe. How about a kit in lime green sparkle (not the Bonham green sparkle, but lime green)
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 PM
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A rare kit that will increase in value. I love it!

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:55 AM
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If those are really covered with individual strips of different wraps, I'd go crazy when it all starts coming up at the seams.

I thought I read the old sets had individual wrap strips, but I could be wrong. If that's true, I wonder if they do that on this new kit?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:28 AM
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at first sight i thought "wow that's disgusting" then i stared at it for 5 seconds and fell in love with it. definitely would buy that, if i had the money.
Same here, that finish just takes me back to my childhood, no idea why !!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:45 PM
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Beautiful kit. I love that you could tell stories of its origins and dream of the places it traveled...the miles and stories that kit saw and heard. Plus it's a Keystone badged kit...probably 3-ply mahog/poplar/mahog - it's like getting kicked in the face with tone.
No, brand new kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Ludwig-C...item4609814e19 costs $3299.00 + $150 shipping. 7 ply maple.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:10 PM
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Oh jeez. Here I thought the above photo was the vintage salesman kit. Now I wonder (a) if the story is true, and if so (b) if a kit still exists, and then (c) would it be more valuable than a ridiculous $3,299 for the new kit?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:47 PM
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I just saw that this kit is the Patrick Carney signature kit.

I like the snare.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:23 PM
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I like why this finish came about.

That's a very 'happy' wrap.

Hard to play the blues, death metal, goth, weepy ballads on this one.

Any happier though and it's a "My Little Pony" set.


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Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 AM
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I love it.

Very expressive...
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I just saw one of these yesterday in my local proper drum shop.
I'd get one if I had the cash. You'd never be overlooked at any gig again!
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