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Old 06-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Slammintone Slammintone is offline
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Default Ordering new Ludwig tom for Bonham kit

I have the Ludwig Classic Maple Zep kit with the 12x14" rack tom. All of the toms and bass have mini Classic lugs. I'm going to order a 10x14" rack tom in matching green sparkle but for some reason I kinda want to order it with regular Classic lugs because the mini's don't look right to me on a 10x14", at all. I know it won't match the rest of the kit but neither did Ringos 8x12" with mini classic lugs whe the rest of the kit had larger classics. What do you think?

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Ordering new Ludwig tom for Bonham kit

The traditional Ludwig lug assignment was small lugs on 6-12" toms, and large lugs on 13" and up. While there really aren't any strict rules about what to do, the lug size did correspond somewhat to the drum size. Going small-to-large as the drums get bigger is a natural look, and using all small lugs is also acceptable. But large lugs on a small drum next to small lugs on the larger drums is going to look goofy. trust me, I can already picture it.

Further, when you go to sell that kit some day, the unconventional lug size will detract from the value (I suppose you can always sell the power tom with the kit instead.)

But it will still look odd. Don't do it.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Ordering new Ludwig tom for Bonham kit

Thanks Bermuda. I've been looking at Drummerworld forum member Adams kit with small lugs and even used one of the pics of his kit for my home page wallpaper just to admire it better and it's growing on me. You're right, I'm gonna stick with small lugs as it will be consistent. I'm going to also get the cymbal arm holder mount for the bass drum but will hold off on the rail and maybe not install it at all in case I want to switch it up and go with the power tom (which would look just WRONG on a rail mount IMO) for a change of pace. I'm hoping I can order this tom from Ludwig with the same badge I have on my kit instead of the newer smaller, thicker keystone Monroe badge too just to keep it all looking like a factory kit. And this kit aint never gonna get sold again BTW!!

Hey, I have a question. Has anyone ever added the Ludwig tone control mufflers to their Ludwig drums? Not so much for the rack toms but for my floor toms I'd like a tad of muffling and don't mind drilling out the drums if there is a template or guide on how to do it to factory specs. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Ordering new Ludwig tom for Bonham kit

They've been doing the "cast" badges for about 18 months now, but it's worth seeing if you can get the former badge.

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