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Old 03-05-2021, 06:06 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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Default Interesting New Ludwig

What with the Rogers Covington coming out at unaffordable prices, this new Ludwig offering caught my eye. Good price point. Would love to hear one played. And, a great advantage to those of us who spend time in Maine. We too have a Portland, so we could pretend it was named after that city.

You could do a Ringo and add on a Rogers Swivomatic tom mount and not even see any extra holes.

https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/coll...ander-12-14-20
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:47 AM
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People who know me know that I have no affinity for Ludwig drums and that I don't like unwrapped drum shells. However...that is a great looking drum set offered at a very decent price. Doesn't the blurb in the drum shop's listing say that the drum heads on the set are clear? But, the pictures show it with white heads. OK...so, I'm a nit-picker.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:24 AM
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People who know me know that I have no affinity for Ludwig drums and that I don't like unwrapped drum shells. However...that is a great looking drum set offered at a very decent price. Doesn't the blurb in the drum shop's listing say that the drum heads on the set are clear? But, the pictures show it with white heads. OK...so, I'm a nit-picker.
leedybdp!

No, you're not a nit-picker! We all like what we like. If we all liked the same thing, life...and drums...would really get boring!!

I, too, have never been crazy about "unwrapped" drums, but these do look nice. In regards to the supplied heads, the issue is simply with how the seller is describing them. The supplied heads are coated batter and clear resonant, which is told in this description... "Remo Coated/Clear Ambassador combo on toms, Clear Powerstoke3 batter and Smooth White Powerstroke3 with Ludwig logo resonant on bass drum".

And, speaking of nit-picking; Ludwig needs to scale down on the length of the floor tom legs!!! Come on Ludwig, those 23" long legs are just out of place on the vast majority of your floor toms. While the 17.5" legs can prove a bit short on 14" floor toms, a nice compromise for almost all their floor toms would be 20". I'm sure they have these 23" legs made up by the thousands. Would it really cost them that much more to have them offered in a 20" length? Just my

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Old 03-05-2021, 10:31 AM
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Hey! Stop picking those nits. That's MY purview. I admit that I misread the description and picked a wrong nit about the drum heads.
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:27 PM
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I'm going to just say it. I think those look butt ugly. Maybe the floor tom legs could be a couple of feet longer, eh? And the dyed oak veneer and mat finish makes them look like fake wood paneling. And I have never liked the tom tom on a snare stand look -especially on a factory kit, I think Ludwig has done some really cool things in recent years....but not this.
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