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Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick   

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Meticulously crafted to today's standards with improved 800 Series hardware, it retains the original details of yesteryear that put Ludwig at the hea...Read More

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A blast from the past!

Meticulously crafted to today's standards with improved 800 Series hardware, it retains the original details of yesteryear that put Ludwig at the heart of the Beatles-inspired British invasion. The Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick features 7-ply maple shells, modular 800 series hardware, disappearing bass spurs, and medium-coated white batter heads. 22" x 14" bass, 13" x 9" tom, 16" x 16" floor tom, 5" x 14" snare. The drum sets hardware includes single-braced hi-hat stand, low snare stand, cymbal stand, footpedal, shell mount cymbal holder, and rocker single tom holder.

FEATURES
  • 7-ply maple shells
  • Modular 800 Series hardware
  • Disappearing bass spurs
  • Medium-coated white batter heads
  • 22" x 14" bass
  • 13" x 9" tom
  • 16" x 16" floor 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
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LudwigFab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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History is a drumbeat away...

The Ludwig Super Classic Drumkit has been an absolute legend in drumming lore for over a half century. Just viewing one conjurs the visions of such greats as Joe Morello, Roy Haynes, Ray...Read complete review

The Ludwig Super Classic Drumkit has been an absolute legend in drumming lore for over a half century. Just viewing one conjurs the visions of such greats as Joe Morello, Roy Haynes, Ray Bauduc, and, of course, Buddy Rich smacking their sticks against Ludwig Whitecalf. However, in February, 1964, one elfin figure with a Price Valient coif was gyrating behind a Black Oyster set of Super Classics. It cannot be denied that, since that day, Ringo Starr will forever be associated with this configuration. Thus, in the mid-90s, the drumkit once dubbed Super Classic (or Downbeat) was now "The Fab Four" Outfit. Mine is finished in Blue Sparkle and looks absolutely pristine. The toms are ink stamped Feb 2, '03, the snare drum's date is illegible, and the bass drum has no stamp. This is one of the best sounding kits I have ever played: responsive, lively and sensitive (due to the number of plies and 45 degree edges), but also quite resonant (due to the relative thinness of the shells). They record very well and I am very happy with their sound on the live 4 track recording I had made with my bands. They're not large drums...but they sound HUGE (especially the bass drum)! Construction, for the most part, is excellent: the grain on the drums' interiors is certainly breathtaking. I've never been completely impressed with Ludwig's bearing edges, but these are a dramatic improvement over the ones they cut during the eighties. For a kit that sounds (in my humble opinion) better than a Drum Workshop and costs much less, Ludwig is definitely a viable option. You see, history CAN be bought...and I think you'll be pleased it can.

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Drummer for Beatles 's tribute band

I can compare this kit to my original black oyster pearl gold badge '64 kit in sound and tone. The kick is solid and booming with great projection from the toms. The snare...Read complete review

I can compare this kit to my original black oyster pearl gold badge '64 kit in sound and tone. The kick is solid and booming with great projection from the toms. The snare isn't as sensitive or responsive as the 64 snare but still projects well with a good crack to it. The hardware is a huge step up when it comes to set-up and stage performance but I perfer my '64 Ludwig set because of the vintage value if you can even find one.

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5.0

Ludwig Classic Maple

By WillyD-VHfip

from Crestline, CA

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

I ordered a classic maple kit after selling my Rogers kit with Dynasonic snare(original owner from late 60's). The Ludwigs are great sounding, look great, and the hardware is excellent. I ordered an 8x12 tt; 14x14 ft; 16x16 ft with a 14x22 bd, 5x14 maple snare (LS401TM) and a supraphonic (LM400KTM. this kit rocks; big sound, cool look, great value for the money

 
5.0

Ludwig Maple Classics

By Mike-G-oVy

from East TN

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

Just switched to Ludwig after playing an excellent Japanese drum (3 kits) for over 30 years. These are lighter, and much more "vintage jazz" sounding than what I am used to. As I had plenty of hardware and only ordered a shell pack, I cannot evaluate the Ludwig hardware. I have the bebop sizes and they are far more flexible than you might think. I am not muffling, so there is plenty of sound. The older I get, the more I like an 18 inch bass drum, especially in a stairwell. These are great drums at a fair price. Good job, Ludwig. .

 
5.0

Perfect set

By troathustle

from Ontario, CA

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

I got this set at a local music store because it was marked wrong, but if I had the cash I would still pay the money that it's worth. It's a perfect setup for me. Sounds amazing and is a great set for experienced players that want that good looking set.

 
5.0

Fab 4 w/22

By Big Wave

from Kalispell, MT

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

This drum set was everything I wanted and more. The response on all the drums (including kick) is out of control. The first day I had it I was playing faster and more precise than ever. Also, if you want a great vintage sound, Ludwig's the way to go. I have this kit paired up with a Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride and Hi-Hats and it sounds like I'm playing on a '50s James Brown album. It's also good for jazz. Definitely recommend this to someone looking for a great vintage sounding kit.

 
5.0

Sounds Amazing

By louderspace

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

Enjoy vintage sounds with modern quality. This drum kit has amazing sustain and tone. I've owned it for 2 years and it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. If you want to hear what it sounds like, search for Bronze Fawn in google and you'll hear our new album featuring this exact kit. I miked the top and bottom of the toms and snare (remember to reverse the polarity on the bottom mikes) and used an SM91A in front of the kick. Don't cut a hole in the front head if you want that phat bonham/808 bass sound. Enjoy!

 
5.0

Fabrizio Moretti

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

I love "The Strokes"... yeah, I played this set at a local drum shop... it's cool.

 
5.0

Ludwig: classic, classy, timeless

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

The Ludwig Classic Maple set is an outstanding deal. The toms are warm, clear, and responsive. The bass has just enough boom and punch. The 14" depth allows quicker footwork with less effort. These are classic sizes that will suit almost any genre. Having played Pearl for nearly 20 years, I finally made the switch to Ludwig. The only problem I had was getting used to the tom mount adjustment, but after a few minutes, got the tom positioned just right. The memory lock on the tom holder is a great feature that allows easy setup. I suggest ordering 3 more for the floor tom legs. I was able to custom order my set in green sparkle with classic lugs and curved spurs for a vintage look. I pair them with Supraphonic snares (LM400 and LM402). Ludwig is back and the Classic Maples are better than ever at such an affordable price.

 
3.0

Drummer for Beatles 's tribute band

By Drummerboybeatle

from New Orleans

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

I can compare this kit to my original black oyster pearl gold badge '64 kit in sound and tone. The kick is solid and booming with great projection from the toms. The snare isn't as sensitive or responsive as the 64 snare but still projects well with a good crack to it. The hardware is a huge step up when it comes to set-up and stage performance but I perfer my '64 Ludwig set because of the vintage value if you can even find one.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This Drumset Is not all is cracked up to be!

By drumerman122

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

I have just got this set and I think I would Rather go bang on some pots and pans then this piece of crap this has been a waste of money and time I think im just going to stick with my Pearl! You may like it But not me!

 
5.0

RE: the bloke who gave it a rubbish rating

By Moon2

from Portsmouth UK

Comments about Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Drum Set with 22" Kick:

This is a quality drum kit, a real drum kit not any of this pork pie custom nonsense, this drum kit is nearly the same as the ones used by Ringo star and Keith Moon in the early sixties who are you to say its rubbish. Another thing who would want to put a ludwig like that on a rack anyway it would look stupid. If you really wanted to play rack mounted drum kits then u should've been bland and got a pearl or tama not a classic drum kit like the ludwig fab 4

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