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Old 10-28-2019, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

I've had a few Ludwig red sparkle kits.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

Why not use the new ATLAS bass drum spurs ?
They look great, are rock solid, and don't any drilling.
All you do is remove a lug, and there you have it !��
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

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Why not use the new ATLAS bass drum spurs ?
They look great, are rock solid, and don't any drilling.
All you do is remove a lug, and there you have it !��
That was my backup plan .
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:24 AM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is online now
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I've had a few Ludwig red sparkle kits.
Both are beautiful.

I'm not sure I could have parted with either one! Red glitter shows very nicely under the lights.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:54 AM
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Both are beautiful.

I'm not sure I could have parted with either one! Red glitter shows very nicely under the lights.
I agree, Johnnyringo's sets were gorgeous! My new one looks just as good (yes, I'm biased) but it's caused some consternation on the part of the girlfriend. In her words, "How many sets do you need?" I don't think she liked my answer "All of them" either... (the joys of middle aged dating.)

I'm still waiting on a couple of parts to arrive (bass drum head, stands) but I've put the Evans G1 coated/clear heads on the ride toms and floor tom. They tuned up VERY well, in fact, they were easier to tune than my '63 Slingerland set. I have a 1960s Ludwig Pioneer snare in my collection that I'll put with the set for now.

Hopefully next week I'll have it playable.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:49 PM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is offline
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

Great! Glad the bass drum spurs worked out. Yeah, you could use the new ones but you are "right" to get the real deal. That's what I would have done, too.

I am a diehard Remo drumhead guy and I feel that the coated Ambassadors and Diplomats are the closest thing to what the old Weathermasters sounded like. Too bad they don't make good Weathermaster heads anymore....*sigh* Oh well.

Enjoy your new (old) drums!
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:39 PM
Gerard Ball Gerard Ball is offline
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Default Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

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Well crud, I was hoping the legs would fit. I guess for now I'll use a pair of hoop-mount legs.

I've attached a photo of the legs that are bent. As you can see, they have significant bends in them.
Nothing wrong with hoop mounted spurs. I love these ones from DW which I have on my Slingerland 24". Drum came with no holes so wanted to keep it that way!
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1957 6 1/2" x15" Slingerland WMP Concert King
1938 8"x15" Leedy Broadway Standard
1937 8x14 Leedy WMP Broadway Standard Parallel
1947-53 14x6.5" NOB Ludwig & Ludwig Universal
...plus a bunch of mismatched Slingerlands that collectively make a pleasing noise.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:41 PM
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I agree, Johnnyringo's sets were gorgeous! My new one looks just as good (yes, I'm biased) but it's caused some consternation on the part of the girlfriend. In her words, "How many sets do you need?" I don't think she liked my answer "All of them" either... (the joys of middle aged dating.)
This one is easy. Open her closet and ask her how many pairs of shoes, purses and bags she needs, but make sure you step back because there hair goes on fire!!!

Yeah, they hate that one! I know, 31 years of blissful marriage under my belt.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:53 PM
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Nothing wrong with hoop mounted spurs. I love these ones from DW which I have on my Slingerland 24". Drum came with no holes so wanted to keep it that way!
I have the same ones on my Slingerland set. The original spurs are still there, but the bass drum creeps when I play. The DW hoop-spurs keeps the bass drum in place.

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This one is easy. Open her closet and ask her how many pairs of shoes, purses and bags she needs, but make sure you step back because there hair goes on fire!!!
Um... she's my height and Italian from Chicago. Ain't no way I'm stepping on that land mine!
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