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Old 03-18-2010, 08:17 AM
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Default My NEW Ludwig Gold Glass Glitter Classic Maples

Hello,

After seeing the Ludwig booth from NAMM, I KNEW that I needed my own GOLD GLASS GLITTER LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE kit.

My wife was gracious enough to allow me to purchase the kit. I bought the kit from Shane Kinney at Drum Center of NH. What a GREAT guy. I cannot recommend him enough. He took VERY good care of me. Thanks again Shane.

I was hoping I would get away with using stock heads, but that just isn't going to work. I am going to have to buy new heads all around the kit. I do not understand WHY you buy a really nice kit, Ludwig puts POS heads on them. That is a bit frustrating.

Here are the specs of the drums I purchased.

16 x 26 bass drum
18 x 24 bass drum (for when I want a small kick)
16 x 18 floor tom
16 x 16 floor tom
10 x 14 rack tom
8 x 12 rack tom
6.5 x 14 Black Beauty Snare
6.5 x 14 LM402 Snare (Thanks Vinnie! - Not shown in pics as it is on a UPS truck)

All drums minus the black beauty have the 100 Anniversary Badge!

It took about 10 weeks for the kit to be built.

I have inspected all drums except for the 24 BD and the 16 FT. All bearing edges and hardware are CLEAN!!!! All drums I have checked are 'in round' except the 26 bass drum is a bit less than a 16th of an inch off. Very minor.

I will inspect the 24 and 16 tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:20 AM
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hey there mike, can you ask your wife if it would be ok for you to buy me one too? ;)
damn that colour looks awesome..
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:59 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous!
Slap some coated Ambassadors on them and they'll sing in that fabulous Ludwig sound.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:08 PM
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I love the kit it looks great, the gold finish looks awesome. I got a good laugh in the specs, 18x24 kick for a small kick, cheers thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:16 PM
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this is the first time i've seen a glitter wrap on a Ludwig that has made me want that finish reeeeeeeeeeally badly! stunning set up! enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:57 PM
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Thanks everyone.

I forgot to thank Mr. Karl Crafton who intially recommended the gold sparkle, turned me on to Ludwig to begin with AND has helped me achieve a GREAT sound out of my MONSTER kick.

Karl, I am back in the family!

Thanks for your support!

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:58 PM
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Wow! They are some BEAUTIFUL Drums!!!
Love em' - real nice!!! Congrats!
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:10 PM
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18 x 24 bass drum (for when I want a small kick)
haha never thought I'd hear anyone say that!

really nice kit btw :)
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:26 PM
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18 x 24 bass drum (for when I want a small kick)
I was going to say the same, that's awesome haha. I thought my 20x22 was a monster, I suddenly feel small...

Great kit, how do you like your large bass drums? (tuning and muffling), just interested.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:34 PM
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Looks like a double tom holder is needed to put those two toms in between the two bass drums. Very nice looking Mike.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:46 PM
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I love that finish, and the kit as a whole. Congratulations!
I skipped straight to the pictures and didn't realise the sheer size of the drums, then almost fell off my chair when a saw the specs!
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:08 PM
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Perfection! Great kit.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:09 PM
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Absolutely FANTASTIC.
I knew the GGG sample looked really good, but on the drum it's really a beauty.

I would NOT ever get tired of that finish (I'm thinking my Silver Sparkles are getting a little dull now haha!).

Total BALLS and classy for anything you'd want to do.
I was on the fence between the GGG and trad Gold Sparkle--you made the right choice, no doubt about it.
Thanks for the nice words, and it's never a problem buddy!
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:20 PM
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What more can I say Mikey, other than they're far more stunning than I thought they'd be. The pics from NAMM are amazing but this takes the cake. What a finish! I'm glad they were all round and properly made, too. ;)

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Old 03-21-2010, 03:36 AM
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Looks like a double tom holder is needed to put those two toms in between the two bass drums. Very nice looking Mike.
Very nice Ludwig kit!

Heh Gruntdaddy, maybe he doesn't want two mounted toms together.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:30 PM
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Then I guess he wouldn't need a double tom holder would he?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:50 PM
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Then I guess he wouldn't need a double tom holder would he?
You are amazing Gruntdaddy!.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:17 PM
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Sweet kit! Did you get rid of the Battlefield kit to get this one?
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:13 PM
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For the past couple days, every time I've logged on here, I look at these sweet, sweet pics.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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Beautiful drums. If they were mine I'd put the two "rack" toms on RIMs mounts and hang them from, say, a DW double-tom stand, right between the two bass drums.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:41 AM
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Mike,

It is time for you to redo your signature block photo--you are wearing DW gear in the picture!! You are now a Ludwig man!!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:46 AM
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Mike's gold glass glitter does look nice. I think Ludwig's Indigo Sparkle also looks pretty stunning:

http://www.drumcityguitarland.com/dr...P1778C200.aspx

Never thought I would like that color finish, but it does look nice.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:25 PM
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Sweet kit! Did you get rid of the Battlefield kit to get this one?
The Battlefield is on sale. I love the kit and will miss it.

But, I love the Luds more
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:25 PM
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Mike,

It is time for you to redo your signature block photo--you are wearing DW gear in the picture!! You are now a Ludwig man!!!
Yes, you are correct. Will change it SOON!!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:38 PM
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Congrats! Amazing kit you own.

I can imagine Bellson and Bonham looking down smiling with approval.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:32 PM
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That kit is AMAZING. Great purchase!
I've also dealt with Shane at the Drum Center of Portsmouth, NH. There is nobody better to deal with (especially for high end gear) anywhere.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:25 PM
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That kit is AMAZING. Great purchase!
I've also dealt with Shane at the Drum Center of Portsmouth, NH. There is nobody better to deal with (especially for high end gear) anywhere.
Yes, Shane was amazing.

Great attitude, great pricing, great customer service.

What more can you ask for.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:25 PM
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That is one sweet looking kit! I'm normally not a big fan of glitter, but this set gets away with it. Beautiful!
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:14 PM
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I'm just curious, what did you use to check the bearing edges with to see if they were out?
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:17 PM
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Man, beautiful purchase. I'll bet that 24" kick brings the thunder!
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:18 AM
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Excellent, Mike. Enjoy them.

I grabbed my new Ludwigs over the summer.
Natural maple with the 100th anniversary badges too.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:20 AM
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Excellent, Mike. Enjoy them.

I grabbed my new Ludwigs over the summer.
Natural maple with the 100th anniversary badges too.
I saw them on Pearl's Forum. I love them! Ludwig is making a GREAT comeback.

My drums are for the most part flawless! The rest of my drum heads come in tomorrow!!!!

I refuse to play them wih the stock Luddies!

I cannot wait to get the beast up and running!!!!

Aren't the 100 ann badge great? I just bought a 100 ann LM402 Supra last week.

I am a very lucky guy!!!
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Hey Mike,
Congrats on the kit! Beautiful color and nice sizes too.
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Hello,

After seeing the Ludwig booth from NAMM, I KNEW that I needed my own GOLD GLASS GLITTER LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE kit.

My wife was gracious enough to allow me to purchase the kit. I bought the kit from Shane Kinney at Drum Center of NH. What a GREAT guy. I cannot recommend him enough. He took VERY good care of me. Thanks again Shane.

I was hoping I would get away with using stock heads, but that just isn't going to work. I am going to have to buy new heads all around the kit. I do not understand WHY you buy a really nice kit, Ludwig puts POS heads on them. That is a bit frustrating.

Here are the specs of the drums I purchased.

16 x 26 bass drum
18 x 24 bass drum (for when I want a small kick)
16 x 18 floor tom
16 x 16 floor tom
10 x 14 rack tom
8 x 12 rack tom
6.5 x 14 Black Beauty Snare
6.5 x 14 LM402 Snare (Thanks Vinnie! - Not shown in pics as it is on a UPS truck)

All drums minus the black beauty have the 100 Anniversary Badge!

It took about 10 weeks for the kit to be built.

I have inspected all drums except for the 24 BD and the 16 FT. All bearing edges and hardware are CLEAN!!!! All drums I have checked are 'in round' except the 26 bass drum is a bit less than a 16th of an inch off. Very minor.

I will inspect the 24 and 16 tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!
Damn Mikei,
you're running a close second behind Karl Crafton for the nicest Luddies on DW.

Very nice & impressive,
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:06 PM
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Damn Mikei,
you're running a close second behind Karl Crafton for the nicest Luddies on DW.

Very nice & impressive,
Bonzolead
Thank you so much!!! You made my day!

I take that as a HUGE compliment as there are so many NICE Luds on this site.

I will be the first to admit that Mr. Crafton has THE best Ludwig kit(s) I have ever seen.

Karl has been kind enough to take me under his wing and show me the ropes.

Karl is the YODA of Ludwig drums. All knowing, all powerful!

Karl actually recommended the Gold to me. So, he should get SOME credit!
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:37 AM
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WOW BAD AZZ KIT.They are stunning................
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Thank you so much!!! You made my day!

I take that as a HUGE compliment as there are so many NICE Luds on this site.

I will be the first to admit that Mr. Crafton has THE best Ludwig kit(s) I have ever seen.

Karl has been kind enough to take me under his wing and show me the ropes.

Karl is the YODA of Ludwig drums. All knowing, all powerful!

Karl actually recommended the Gold to me. So, he should get SOME credit!
all right,all right Karl you Rule.

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:52 PM
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Beautiful kits in this thread! Gold glass, silver glass, champaign sparkle - man, makes my jaw drop! My CMs were made in June 2006 just as the Mod Orange reissue run was terminating. I had to have a set of the Mods. My previous set was a 1969 Hollywood in Black Oyster (a gift from my parents in 1969), so I've tended to go with the oyster style patterns all these years. The only sparkle drums I had were a Jap kit in 1967 and a Ludwig marching snare, both in red sparkle. But the first kit I ever saw in a music store as a kid in the '60's was gold sparkle and I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. If I ever get another kit, or tire of the Mod Orange and decide to re-wrap, it will still be Ludwig and it will be Gold Glass Glitter.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:40 AM
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Very nice kit, I love the finish. It almost looks orange, but has the class of gold sparkle. Very cool. Congrats and have a blast playing those bad boys!!
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:30 AM
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F me, that is the BEST....I love gold glass glitter.....your wife is a princess.
Lucky you.
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