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Old 12-20-2016, 04:23 PM
maxcolumbus maxcolumbus is offline
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Default Re: Ludwig Pre Serial Bass Drum rebuild

So I managed to get the bass drum assembled and tuned up.
It sounds fantastic. Remo Powerstroke batter and a Ludwig Weather Master rez head.
The parts are not original obviously but all period correct and all Ludwig
except the wood hoops, they are from a 1960 Rogers bass drum and have a WMP inlay.
I am going to have it re wrapped by Jack Lawton drums.

The kit sounds really good together. I picked up a second 16 inch FT (not pictured).
It's a '65 and is in great shape. The double 16s give it a really cool Buddy Rich or Mitch Mitchell vibe.. so much fun.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:22 PM
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Very nice! Good job.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:05 PM
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Ok, I couldn't do it.
The bass drum is just too beautiful as is and I think I can remove the stains from the bottom of the drum.
I managed to locate a 13 and 16 to match. As I stated, the BD is pre serial, the 13" is a '66 and the 16" is a '65.
The finishes match up incredibly well and the kits sounds fantastic.
It's an orphan kit but they make a happy family.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Pre Serial Bass Drum rebuild

Beautiful kit. Another kit saved.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:41 AM
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Glad you saved that bass drum, it is a beauty and so are the toms. Great looking set!
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Pre Serial Bass Drum rebuild

The set looks fantastic ! Great call on leaving the original wrap on the bass drum. I am sure another Silver Sparkle bass drum will show up somewhere to finish that set. That 60's Champagne Sparkle is a beautiful, class, wrap ! I love mine and take them out on special gigs.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:52 PM
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I have had the opportunity to play this kit and it sounds fantastic.
They are fat and warm sounding. The bass drum is punchy with a really big sound. Very happy with how this turns out.
I matched them up with a George Way Hollywood snare and they compliment each other nicely.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:35 PM
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nice, glad you kept the Champagne also.
great kit.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Pre Serial Bass Drum rebuild

I have a dilemma..
I recently mounted the 13 tom in a snare stand
with nice rubber padding at the contact points and barely tightened down
the basket. The drum sounds incredible and open and full.
When I mount to the rail mount the drum sounds like a cardboard box.
I know people have found the opposite to be true.. what gives?
Any suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Pre Serial Bass Drum rebuild

Ok, think I figured it out. Changed the heads to a vintage emperor on top and a vintage A on the bottom. When I mount to the rail the drum opens up at a lower tuning, as I crank it up a little it just flattens out. When in the snare stand I can pull a little more high mid out of it and it still has a nice open sound. Verdict: low, fat tuning works best on this kit. They sound huge!
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