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Old 06-30-2018, 08:01 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
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Default Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

I just picked up this players Ludwig kit in a silver sparkle finish. They all have the keystone badges and 3ply shells, but the 13, 22 have white interiors and the16 is clear.
9x13, 16x16, 14x22
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

Awesome! Great score!
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

I love that Ludwig sound, they look great and they really boom!
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

Nice, but too loud for me....marko
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:21 AM
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Ready for some Soul Sacrifice!
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

His were champagne sparkle, he's now playing dw in the same finish.

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Old 07-02-2018, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

Doh! You’re right of course, how could I forget...oh well, same sound!
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

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Nice, but too loud for me....marko
Too loud? For what purpose? Joe Morello used that same configuration, with a single tom mount, and in the same silver sparkle finish by the way, for years playing acoustic small ensemble jazz with the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It's really all about tuning and stick control.

My son and I have a set of those, circa 1962, as well as a few bop kits with a 12/14/18 configuration, and while these 13/16/22 drums are deeper sounding, the dynamics can be controlled.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:20 PM
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I love that Ludwig sound, they look great and they really boom!
Depends on the heads, and how you tune them, the sticks you use and your technique. My set never booms. My son and I do tune them higher or lower depending on the music and the ensemble they will be played with. But even with their deepest tuning, these drums don't sound anywhere nearly as deep as our DW collectors series drums who's depths are subterranean. Personally I don't like using the word boom in relationship to well tuned acoustic drums. I think of a boom as an out-of-control resonance, but that's just my definition.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:24 PM
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Too loud? For what purpose?
Back in the old days of the Indy Drum Center forum (now drumforum.org) there was a troll, I think named "hoppy". This troll would extoll the loudness of silver sparkle drums as the loudest finish.
Brings back memories.....
I'm guessing that is what marko was implying.
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