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Old 11-12-2015, 02:50 PM
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Default Ludwig hardware now made in china ?

As perplexing as this fact is, does anyone have an idea as to why Ludwig's pro hardware is also made in China ? You would think that their high end gear would still be made in the USA.. I just tried the Atlas pro single pedal and it's probably the best pedal i've tried in a while,(to my 44 year old, formerly fractured right foot which requires lightweight and speed) and was thinking of buying it.. The only concern i have is the made in China aspect..We all know that most goods made in China, whether musical instruments or any other product, is for the most part, crap.
I've always taken good care of my gear, and most of it has lasted through many years of gigs, but i'm afraid parts will stop functioning, fall apart, or any other type of hardware malfunction.. So far i've had no trouble with my atlas classic hi hat stand, but one of the rubber feet did slip off very easily, even though i transport in it's original plastic cover, and then place it nice and snug in my hardware case. This stand is NOT the one with the overlapping rubber feet, but the other flat, standard rubber feet that Ludwig put on some of their classic hi hat stands..
I guess things like this are always bound to happen, and although losing a rubber foot is nothing major, it is annoying and shouldn't happen. Anyway, this will not deter me from buying the pedal, and i was simply curious as to thoughts others may have regarding the MIC aspect of some of today's finest drum manufacturers outsourcing to China for not just their cheaper products, but their high end ones as well..
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hardware now made in china ?

Ludwig doesn't make metal anything. There is no foundry at the factory in Monroe, thank the USA laws.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:55 PM
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Ludwig doesn't make metal anything. There is no foundry at the factory in Monroe, thank the USA laws.
That's terrible.. So where was their hardware made in the past ? I find that certain vintage hardware parts are much more solid then today's stuff..
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hardware now made in china ?

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hardware now made in china ?

The closest I've found to US made is DW9000 series hardware; however, the hardware is only assembled in the US from foreign-made components.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:27 PM
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Is this a real post?
Yes , it is . I may be ignorant to the facts regarding this, but this is why there are forums, right ? To find out info..
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:43 PM
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Yes , it is . I may be ignorant to the facts regarding this, but this is why there are forums, right ? To find out info..
If you ever go to the Monroe plant there is a section of the last building that has from floor to ceiling of large boxes stamped made in china on them.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:48 PM
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Ludwig doesn't make metal anything. There is no foundry at the factory in Monroe, thank the USA laws.
Oh my Gosh!

SUPRAPHONIC = All metal snare = Made in China ????
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:11 PM
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Oh my Gosh!

SUPRAPHONIC = All metal snare = Made in China ????
No the high end metal shelled ludwig's are American made. But are outsourced !
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:45 PM
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No the high end metal shelled ludwig's are American made. But are outsourced !
So.... Oh my really Gosh!!!

And what about all that "MOJO" from Ludwig facilities??

What a disappointed I'm.... May I convert myself in a Mapex collector???
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