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    Ludwig Classic Maple - lack of selection?

    Ludwig probably has the most component sizes available in their high-end lines out of any major manufacturer, save for maybe DW and Gretsch. Check the "component specs" tab here: Any Ludwig dealer should be able to order...
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    I see what you did there.... ;)😆
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    ....orrrrr "digital" representing "data expressed as 0s and 1s", which is how the vast majority of music has been recorded and released for the past 40 years, regardless of quantization.
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    Ludwig Black Beauty - New 8-Lug vs. Classic 10-Lug

    Ludwig reissued exactly this for their 110th anniversary last year, in 6.5 and 5" depths.
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    People with 26" bass drums: WTF do you drive?

    I semi-regularly gig a 14/18/26" kit (26" in a hard case, large hardware hard case, 24" hard cymbal case, and soft bags for everything else) and I drive Hyundai Elantra Touring. It's a compact wagon, has over 65 cubic feet with the second row seats folded - more than a Mazda CX-5 and similar...
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    Winter namm 2020

    Ton of great Ludwig stuff! Speed King reissue, Speed Flyer pedal New Outfitter tool with bearing edge options for Classic Maple! Pewter over Copper snares Carpathian Elm Snare Keystone X -> Classic Oak Expanded Jazz Fest Reissue finishes New finishes on most lines...
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    Winter namm 2020

    8-lug black beauties!
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    Did Ludwig ever make an 8x14 super-sensitive BB?

    The Super Sensitive option for Ludwig metal snares was pretty much special order only by 2013-2014, and was discontinued by 2016. The 8x14" option didn't exist before 2017. So they've never been even available concurrently.
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    DW's $4000 True Cast Bell Bronze snare!

    I mean, for $4k+ you might as well just hold out for an original Tama Mastercraft or Sonor HLD-590.
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    DW's $4000 True Cast Bell Bronze snare!

    There are so many boutique options for cast bronze snares these days (some even using the same OEM as DW) and most street at a third or less of the price of this thing. I'll stick with my Gretsch USA Bell Brass.
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    Which LM402?

    This is not a '66 - you cannot date the large keystone badge drums using the vintage serial number guide. The badge on this drum was first used in 1984, but those read "Chicago" - so this is a post-1984 drum.
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    New Ludwig 8x14" Black Beauty/Copperphonic!

    Haven't seen these anywhere else- looks like DCP put a couple listings up on Reverb a bit early!
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    Freshly Cleaned Paistes... there anything more satisfying?! Jeez it's been a while since I've posted here... anyways, went on a bit of a cleaning spree today, inspired by a couple of "new to me" purchases that were looking a little tired. Decided to hit all of my non-vintage Paistes, as some of them were starting...
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    Calling all Gretsch experts!

    Right-o. I've got a chance to buy a lovely 80's (I think) Gretsch kit in a deep red lacquer, which I believe might be Rosewood. 8, 10, 12 power toms, 14x14 and 16x16 floors, 20x16 kick and a 14x6.5 snare. I borrowed the kit for a recording session and fell in love. She's got stop sign badges...
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    Converting FT to kick... with 9.5mm brackets

    Hey folks! I've got an old Ludwig 16x16 that I'd like to convert to a kick for bop gigs. I'd rather not drop an obscene amount of cash on something ridiculously over-engineered like the DW tom cradle. Been doing some poking around on the web, and the problem is I can't find any conversion kits...