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Old 08-13-2017, 08:00 AM
kevins kevins is offline
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:20 PM
Drumguy1988 Drumguy1988 is offline
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Default Re: Late 70's Ludwig Butcher Block

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely Beautiful.

I love Ludwig Butcher Blocks. I have a late 70s 6-ply Butcher Block kit that I put together. Not quite as nice as yours though.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Late 70's Ludwig Butcher Block

Thanks for the nice comments.

At the time I bought it we were in our stromy times as dance music combo and happened to be together in Zurich for a gig in the evening. In the afternoon we went to the music shop to get some new gear for the PA. The drum set was the only Ludwig in the showroom and I was then not very pleased by the wrap and would have prefered some nice glittering color. But everything else seemed to fit perfectly and so I bought it right away and used it first time at the gig in the evening.

I then played it with several bands over about 15 years before stopping playing music for about 20 years - but always kept the drum set which I now really loved. After that long time of absence I started playing in a trio again lately, and then decided to polish my old drum set up again. The speed king pedal and the hi-hat stand needed some more work since the grease was all dried and baken like glue, but the rest just needed to be cleaned.

Everything is still original as bought at the time including the drum heads, and the set just still sounds perfectly. I hardly could believe myself how good it still is after all the time and how it survided with hardly any scratch - although the drums never saw any bag or case and the hardware was just carried in a old leather suitcase.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:10 AM
Starship Krupa Starship Krupa is offline
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Default Re: Late 70's Ludwig Butcher Block

Wow, you played it in pro dance combos for 15 years? And these are the original heads?

I think those Ludwig mirror dots are pretty hardy things. And that you take good care of your stuff, too.

The kit looks showroom; the only clue I would have would be the port hole!
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:18 PM
thejohnlec thejohnlec is offline
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Default Re: Late 70's Ludwig Butcher Block

Very nice - basically showroom condition! Love those Hercules stands too.
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