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Old 11-17-2009, 04:36 AM
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I just took a few pics the other day of my new Classic Ludwigs I ordered back in August.

They've been over at the rehearsal space, and I decided to gig with the RMV Concept kit
and the Paiste 2002 set-up - great sound and light weight (saves the old man's back :) ).
So I set-up the Ludwigs at the house with the Dimensions...


Here are pics of both kits...(I posted pics the RMVs ages ago, but here are some more pics.)

Ludwig Classic Maple Drums

Natural Gloss Finish w/ 100th Anniversary Badges

-Tom 12" x 9" (w/ Vibra-Band)

-Floor Tom 14" x 14"

-Floor Tom 16" x 14"

-Bass Drum 24" x 18"

- 6.5 x 14 Ahead Brass & Pearl ES Signature Maple Snares

-Tama Road Pro Hardware and IC Pedals





(Yes, I know I took the picture without the foot pedal cowbell. lol)




Not a great view of it, but the '100th Anniversary' badges are beautiful.




Paiste Dimensions Cymbals

11" 'Dimensions' Power Splash

14" 'Dimensions' Power Hi-hat w/ '2002' SE Bottom [x-hat]

15" 'Dimensions' Power Hi-hat

17" 'Dimensions' Power Crash

18” 'Dimensions' Med. Heavy Crash

19” 'Dimensions' Med. Heavy Crash

19" 'Dimensions' Power Crash

20" 'Dimensions' Power Crash (not pictured)

20” ‘Dimensions’ Power Ride

18” ‘Dimensions’ Power China



RMV Concept Studio Shell Drums

Granite Sparkle Finish w/ Black Hardware

-Tom 8" x 7"

-Tom 10" x 8"

-Tom 12" x 9"

-Floor Tom 14" x 13"

-Floor Tom 16" x 15"

-Bass Drum 24" x 18"

-Gong Bass 20" x 18"

- 6.5 x14 Ahead Brass & Pearl ES Signature Maple Snares

-Tama Road Pro Hardware and IC Pedals













Paiste 2002 Cymbals (Gig Set-up - not shown)

10" '2002' Rock Splash

15” ''2002' Sound Edge Hi-hat

18" '2002' Medium

19" '2002' Power Crash

20" '2002' Ride

20" '2002' China
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:47 AM
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Both sweet kits mate........but I REALLY like those classic maples!! What is it about Ludwig that causes me to drool?? One day I'll 'live the dream' and have a set of my own....red sparkle I think....or white marine pearl....or natural maple....or......

Enjoy 'em man.
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Is that a second bass drum mounted as a Gong? Most gongs I have seen have an extra large head. One that extends past the shell by an inch or so.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:01 AM
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Both sweet kits mate........but I REALLY like those classic maples!! What is it about Ludwig that causes me to drool?? One day I'll 'live the dream' and have a set of my own....red sparkle I think....or white marine pearl....or natural maple....or......

Enjoy 'em man.

Thanks. I toyed with getting White Marine Pearl for the Ludwigs.

Maybe next time. : )
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:04 AM
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Is that a second bass drum mounted as a Gong? Most gongs I have seen have an extra large head. One that extends past the shell by an inch or so.


Yes. An 18 x 20 kick mounted on stands. I wanted it double headed like
Sucherman, Castronovo, Peart, etc... Prefer the tone of double headed
over a standard gong drum.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:33 AM
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I just love the look of black on grey, maybe it's my outlook on things but i just really like it. I love the way it has the matte sort of hardware but hopefully it stays on a bit better than on my snare.
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I just love the look of black on grey, maybe it's my outlook on things but i just really like it. I love the way it has the matte sort of hardware but hopefully it stays on a bit better than on my snare.

Thanks...

Actually, it's not powder coated. No chipping or flaking. And the black lugs
are made from a carbon fibre composite which makes the shells extremely
light weight and very resonant. That's why I decided to gig with them. Like
I said, "saves the old man's back". : )
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:46 PM
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Another pic of the LUDWIGS...



I wish I had a better digital camera, the grain in the shells is just beautiful.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:32 PM
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Beautiful Classic Maple Ludwig Kit!!
I'll take them :^)
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Love the Ludwig's!... plus, I'm especially particular to natural maple finishes. :-)

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Thanks for the kind words, gents. : )
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:50 AM
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I pulled out the old 2002's case and took a quick pic
(not the best, but you get the idea).



Here's the set-up again:

Paiste 2002 Cymbals (Gig Set-up)

10" '2002' Rock Splash

15” ''2002' Sound Edge Hi-hat

18" '2002' Medium

19" '2002' Power Crash

20" '2002' Ride

20" '2002' China
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:45 AM
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Couldn't help myself...I took a few more pics when I got
home this evening. lol

I pulled the Dimensions Medium Heavies out of the set-up
so now it's all 'Power' models. (See new driver's seat pic.)

Plus a nice close up of the cannon - 18 x 24 kick.






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Old 11-23-2009, 05:27 AM
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gorgeous kits. I love your cymbal collections too it shows an amazing attention to detail. I just can't help but think the artists that made those cymbals would be proud to see your collection.
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gorgeous kits. I love your cymbal collections too it shows an amazing attention to detail. I just can't help but think the artists that made those cymbals would be proud to see your collection.

Thank you so much. Very kind of you.
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Beautiful indeed.

How well are the RMV's made?
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I absolutely love both of your setups!!!

great idea for the gong bass drum, i may end up copying you.

but are you sure the bass drum is 24"x18" and not 24"x20"?
it looks too deep to be an 18" to me......

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Another pic of the LUDWIGS...



I wish I had a better digital camera, the grain in the shells is just beautiful.
Wow that finish is amazing, i like the room its in too!
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Beautiful indeed.

How well are the RMV's made?
Thanks.

Very well made. Extremely durable. I purchased the pro line Studio Shell Concepts.
Some people have expressed concern over the lugs since they are a carbon fibre
composite. I've had zero issues and no nobody I know has. (I have a few friends who
also bought them when the were available Stateside - no problems whatsoever in 5 years.)

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but are you sure the bass drum is 24"x18" and not 24"x20"?
it looks too deep to be an 18" to me......

-Jonathan

LOL :D Trust me, both kicks on each kit are 18" deep, I ordered both as 18's.
(I think the Ludwigs may look deeper due to the blend with the hoops, you know ?)


And thank you both Karl & Zephead...
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Another pic of the LUDS and a better view of the
AHEAD 'Black On Brass' snare.
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Beautiful looking sets! Particularly the Ludwig.
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Beautiful looking sets! Particularly the Ludwig.
Thank you...

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I absolutely love both of your setups!!!

great idea for the gong bass drum, i may end up copying you.

but are you sure the bass drum is 24"x18" and not 24"x20"?
it looks too deep to be an 18" to me......

-Jonathan

I have the same question! , by the way, I'm drooling right now . I loveee Ludwig's!

so 18" or 20"?
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Beauty Luds man! I prefer a shallower kick for the classics, but yours is stunning nonetheless!
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Thanks again...appreciate that.
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Very, VERY nice kits, man! I love classic maples and also ordered one around the same time, last year. I had so many problems w/ the bass drum hoops, I had to eventually return the kit.

Have you noticed any issues w/ the hoops being undersized and not fitting properly? Mine would ride on the edge of the head instead of sitting all the way down on the flesh hoop of the head. I couldn't get that thing to tune up.
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Very, VERY nice kits, man! I love classic maples and also ordered one around the same time, last year.
Thanks for the kind words.


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I had so many problems w/ the bass drum hoops, I had to eventually return the kit.Have you noticed any issues w/ the hoops being undersized and not fitting properly? Mine would ride on the edge of the head instead of sitting all the way down on the flesh hoop of the head. I couldn't get that thing to tune up.
Zero problems on this end whatsoever.

Wow. Wasn't it just a hoop issue ? Couldn't you have the hoops replaced instead of a complete kit return ?
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Wow. Wasn't it just a hoop issue ? Couldn't you have the hoops replaced instead of a complete kit return ?
Ahh well, the plot thickened during the course of a couple of months. It might have also been the shell itself, in addition to the undersized, out-of-round, and untrue hoops. They eventually sent replacement hoops which were done incorrectly (very sloppy, stupid oversight on Ludwig's part) and it was at that point that I got fed up and sent the whole thing back. I needed drums I could play everyday so I just quickly replaced them.

But...I'm giving them another chance. ;)
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Ahh well, the plot thickened during the course of a couple of months. It might have also been the shell itself, in addition to the undersized, out-of-round, and untrue hoops. They eventually sent replacement hoops which were done incorrectly (very sloppy, stupid oversight on Ludwig's part) and it was at that point that I got fed up and sent the whole thing back. I needed drums I could play everyday so I just quickly replaced them.

But...I'm giving them another chance. ;)

There you go. Sounds good. :)
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