In all fairness,that was the drumshop/internet vendor that created that situation,and substituted a B stock drum for an A stock ,hoping the customer wouldn't notice.None of that business was Ludwigs fault,who clearly put a cut B/O badge on that drum,that had only a slight cosmetic issue.Thats why there is now a long wait for A stock Black Beautys,because Ludwig will no longer sell cosmeticly defective drums to the public.Between this thread and this one:
I would steer clear of all things Ludwig until they get their act together.
In a time when people are hurting for jobs, why can't Ludwig hire a few to help their back log. It doesn't take much skill to screw on some lugs and put on heads.
The reason Ludwig dosen't hire more personel is that they don't control their yearly buget....their parent company Selmer does.
FYI..Pearl also sells B stock drums.