Show us your personal drum set history - with pics

toddmc

Gold Member
god I love threads like this!!!

and LOVE all of the huge kit love!!! You can tell the avg age of the people here

my first set; used from 1974 till now: dads 1955 Ludwig. I still use it today in my jazz and rockabilly band.

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and my 2nd set ever. Bought new. 1994 Pearl Master Custom Maple. Also still in use in my rock and metal bands

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I have only owned 2 lits, but I also have my own marimba, marching snare and quads, and a bunch of aux percussion stuff.

I "collect" cymbals though
I'm amazed you've only had 2 x kits after all this time!

Also, have you ever considered one of those offset double bass pedals to put the bass drum in the centre?
 

Rotarded

Senior Member
1st Kit:
1976 (bought new by Mom and Dad) Ludwig Pro Beat. (13,14,16,18,24,Supra)
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2nd, 3rd, and 4th kits, in order:
1990s Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage (8,10,12,14, 22)
1964 Ludwig (12,13,14,16,20)
2014 PDP Concept Maple (8,10,12,14,16)
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5th Kit:
2018 DW Performance (8,10,12,14,16,22)
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6th Kit:
1970's Ludwig Stainless Steel BOP (12,14,18)
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7th Kit:
1998 Ray Era Ayotte ( 10,12,14,16,22)
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Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
I'm amazed you've only had 2 x kits after all this time!

Also, have you ever considered one of those offset double bass pedals to put the bass drum in the centre?

yep...being poor, and not having a lot of space to store stuff kept me from buying, or needing more than 2. I always wanted more, but could never justify doing it. That is what my cymbals were for...got my many sounds there...also, my OCD makes it so that change is not a good thing...

1st Kit:
1976 (bought new) Ludwig Pro Beat. (13,14,16,18,24,Supra)
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2nd, 3rd, and 4th kits, in order:
1990s Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage (8,10,12,14, 22)
1964 Ludwig (12,13,14,16,20)
2014 PDP Concept Maple (8,10,12,14,16)
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5th Kit:
2018 DW Performance (8,10,12,14,16,22)
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6th Kit:
1970's Ludwig Stainless Steel BOP (12,14,18)
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7th Kit:
1999 Ray Era Ayotte ( 10,12,14,16,22)
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dude!!! you just bring out that Ray era Ayotte to rub salt in my wounds!!!! :cool:

beauty of a collection though!!!!
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Yeah, now the thread is slowly picking up some speed!
Thanks for all your pictures, effort and stories (y)
 
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J-W

Well-known member
1955Ludsfront.JPG

Are you feeling ok? I ask because it looks like you're just a shadow of your former self. ;):)
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Are you feeling ok? I ask because it looks like you're just a shadow of your former self. ;):)

that place was haunted! The ghost chased me out
 

iCe

Senior Member
Cool thread! I'll try to find some pics when i get home from work (yes... my daily routine is go to work, grab a coffee, have a sandwich for breakfast and checking this place :p)
I'd better not show all the pics of all the incarnations of my kits... that would mean like 100 pics :ROFLMAO:
 
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