I just received my new (to me) Ludwig Standard kit in blue strata. I've had some cool drums over the years, but these might be the coolest. They are in excellent shape, wrap is clean and tight for the most part (with one small area near the bottom of the bass drum where the wrap has a little cracking). They do have an updated tom mount and updated heavier bass drum spurs, and they are missing the bass drum hoop inlay strips. But they sound amazing. The only other kit I've had from this era was a 1966 Slingerland Krupa Deluxe kit, which was very cool and it sounded good, but I had to do a lot of work and finessing to get it dialed in. These Standards though... boy they just sing right out of the box. I barely had to tune them or work with them at all. Overall, I could not be happier. (note: snare pictured is a Gretsch Brooklyn chrome over steel snare).