I can barely get a rhythm going on my Stage Customs and yet I find myself lusting after a 402. Is this wrong? Do I need to seek help?
I didn't know you were jolly ol' England, mate. I've heard that Luddy prices are pretty close to the stratosphere over there.Thanks for the replies guys. Over here in Blighty even used examples seem to sell for inflated prices compared to what I've seen of USA listings on eBay.
Having looked at Ludwig's web site, is the "bog standard" LM402 the one to have, or the hammered or tube lug version?
My only advice:I can barely get a rhythm going on my Stage Customs and yet I find myself lusting after a 402. Is this wrong? Do I need to seek help?
Not likely. Used LM402's can be had in that $350-$500 range depending on condition and when it was built. My 1978 B/O badge still cost me $475 in awesome condition. I'm sure you can get down in the upper-$200 range but usually those drums are pitted and abused. Buyer beware.A used LM402 should ultimately cost you ~$250 + whatever the international shipping is.
US Ebay is a good place to get cheap Supras. I had a 79/80 400 for £92. Came to about £150 after shipping and import but it's mint.Hi,
I have bought both an 79 Acrolite and a 68 LM400 supra in great nick via eBay.
I use shipito as an American address, who then send it to me. This allows you to buy ones that won't ship overseas.
Just keep your eyes peeled for drums on eBay that aren't under the obvious heading. My acrolite was labelled as a Ludwig weathermaster drum, and the Supra was labelled as a Ludwig vintage 60's snare drum.
The bargains are out there.