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A blast from the past!
Meticulously crafted to today's standards, with the original details of yesteryear that put Ludwig at the heart of the British Invasion. Features 4-ply maple and American veneer shells, modular 800 Series hardware, disappearing bass drum spurs, and medium-coated white batter heads. 20" x 14" bass, 14" x 14" floor tom, 8" x 12" tom, 5" x 14" snare. Hardware: single-braced hi-hat stand, low snare stand, cymbal stand, footpedal, shell mount cymbal holder, rocker single tom holder.
Get the sound and visuals that delivered the Merseybeat to the world!
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Bought these drums on an insurance claim after I lost my Yamahas in a house fire and BOY am I did! The factory heads sound amazing (which is odd for factory heads cos they're usually the first thing to be replaced) and the sound overall is just amazing! I love that the kick drum reso head is self muffled and you can get great projection when you tweak it to the right tension! This one's definitely a keeper!
I still have my first set of Ludiwg drums purchased on Beale St. (Memphis) in 1966 or 67. They have been thru garage bands, living rooms and stage shows and still are as strong as day one. They were "Beatle Drums" then, and are "Beatle Drums" now...Not for Sale! Well for the right price maybe...
I have played drums for about 9 yrs and i can say that this is the best kit out there. At first i was a little skeptical of getting a 20" kick, but let me assure you, this thing packs a serious punch (using a Remo Powerstoke III head). The toms sound very pure and clear, tuned either high or low. I could go on for days about the snare. The included hardware is very heavy duty and will not budge, especially the hi-hat stand. My kit has the black diamond pearl wrapped finish and is absolutely gorgeous on stage. The only thing that wasn't top-notch on this kit was the kick's batter head. I suggest putting a Remo Powerstroke III. I have recorded this kit extensively, and it's perfect in every way. It's expensive, but if you get one, you will never regret it.
Solid performance. Beautiful wraps and impeccable quality. I can't believe how much difference a well made maple shell can make in a drum.
Oooo man, was I shocked to this kit. My parents purchased this slightly used kit as a Christmas gift for me in about 1973? I've been playing it ever since. I'm actively using it for jazz pieces in my community band, occasionally at my church, periodic gigs and in my garage band. It gets a workout. Although I've made a few modifications for durability reasons, I have all original hardware down to the T-handle B.D.lugs and Speed King pedal.The reintroduction has independent cymbal stands providing a fuller look, durability and reassurance. My kit features a B.D. mount ride system which utilized a splined swivel post(bad design). This same splined shaft was used on the B.D. spurs. If the tension on the wing nuts gave out the bass could rotate and for that matter the cymbals could rotate also. The new model apparently utilizes a straight spur (great idea). My kit has a lever throw batter head mufflers on the snare, mounted tom & floor tom, another bad design. As you play the muffler would release because there is no resistance. I couldn't make out that detail, but I'm sure it's improved. I'm very attached to my kit and at times wished I had something else, but will keep this forever. I may pick up an additional kit in the future to let this one rest.
I inherited a vintage 1968 Black oyster pearl(i.e. "Ringo Finish"), 6-piece, double bass kit from my uncle who used to be the drummer for a 60's rock band called "The Clique". This is a bad-azz drum kit in near mint condition and i wouldnt part with it for any amount of money
I like the kit its well made, but I would rather spend a little extra on a DW.
Beautiful kit, Nicley finished and great sound, Thats why Ringo owned several of ths same drum set in Black Oyster Pearl. Very classy and rich looking. A nice find for any Beatles Tribute Band!