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Bigdrummie 05-01-2011 07:29 PM

Ludwig mid 70's Stainless Steel
 
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Please post theses images in the drum image gallery.
Thank you.

Ralf 05-02-2011 04:08 PM

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Very nice.

I have a COW set (no Ludwig) which I use for gigs: it is somehow extremely 'magnetic to people's hands', who are trying to put their lardy finger prints on it Eye Ball ... awesome.

Ralf

AZBill 05-02-2011 06:55 PM

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Sweet kit; looks great in B&W. Had a friend a while back who had the same kit. That you, Joey?

B

Boscoe 05-03-2011 08:00 AM

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Great kit!! I have the same kit if your BD is a 24. When I play the kit people just love the sound of it....nice and loud! Stainless Ludwigs don't seem to get the same respect as 3 ply Ludwigs. It's a great sound just different from 3 plys. I play rock and roll and its great for that. Most of the time I don't use microphones and when I do soundpersons (we have a female soundperson) say they are easy to mix and sound really "BIG". In the picture I'm just using one mounted tom and one floor tom because of the small stage.

Bigdrummie 05-03-2011 03:26 PM

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Thanks everyone.
Yeah I am really starting to value my kit ever since I've joined this forum.
It seems that on VDF people appreciate the few SS kits that are out there.
I have heard others tell me that they don't like the sound nor the finish.
The kit was played hard and often by a professional drummer all through the 70s here in Central NY. Carpal tunnel stopped him dead in his groove and they sat for some time until he dropped the hint that he would sell them. I really wanted a vintage wood set but decided to adopt his SS outfit. Considering the heavy usage, they were in good condition. He always used cases.
Are there more sets of SS on this forum?

Bigdrummie 05-03-2011 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by vintagemore2000 (Post 122884)
Yes, there is ,I'm the head steel freak here on the forum, my kit is in the gallery.http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=10322 also this one http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=15068 I own and have owned a lot of drum kits. and the stainless steel Leaves them all in the dust, the sound projection, the clarity of stainless is seriously second to none, also this thread from DNO, http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=12989

Thanks man!
Great links & fantastic give and take on SS drums. Now I feel even prouder than ever!
Your set, that kit lounging by the pool and and that chrome octopus left me speechless! And the tale told by Dno around March of 2010 made for excellent reading.
Excuse, me but I have to go and put in a Led Zeppelin disc and play along. Loudly of course.

AXEnGEAR4J 05-04-2011 07:53 PM

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Yes I just became and a proud owner of a SS set also, bought it on a whim with out much knowledge for my studio/jam room and I'm not even a drummer, however by what I've become to understand (after the fact) I may just want to take it up just to play this stainless Quadra-Plus set! They appear to be quite amazing while I become more amazed!

They need a little restoring and hope to find some good information here that might be able to get me on my way...

slingerland 05-05-2011 07:00 AM

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I have a practice set of early 80's pearl stainless steel set, it was limited production back then, but my pride and joy is my 70's Fibes stainless steel with fiberglass shells, these are my gigging set, when I play these poeple think they are experiencing an earth quake, if you look here you might get a close look at my set,
www.ovrevolt.com

what I find interesting, is if you search on e bay for any of the well known brands you see hundreds of kits, last time I checked for Fibes there was one set listed, thats it, part of me hopes Fibes makes a come back, but from a collector view (being an owner) I hope they don't.

Slingalud 05-05-2011 01:34 PM

Re: Ludwig mid 70's Stainless Steel
 
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Originally Posted by Bigdrummie (Post 122878)
Thanks everyone.
Yeah I am really starting to value my kit ever since I've joined this forum.
It seems that on VDF people appreciate the few SS kits that are out there.
I have heard others tell me that they don't like the sound nor the finish.
The kit was played hard and often by a professional drummer all through the 70s here in Central NY. Carpal tunnel stopped him dead in his groove and they sat for some time until he dropped the hint that he would sell them. I really wanted a vintage wood set but decided to adopt his SS outfit. Considering the heavy usage, they were in good condition. He always used cases.
Are there more sets of SS on this forum?

I totally love this one, 79 Stainless Steel with a very uncommon and hard to find virgin bass drum that came with this 6 piece set, but I only use the 14x24", 16x16", 16x18", and either the 9x13" rack tom or the 12". When VM2k said there is nothing on Gods Green Earth that can compare, he wasnt kidding...The projection and clarity are legendary, and to make these sets today with Marine Grade Stainless Steel would cost a small fortune, and no doubt would have to sell for more than most are willing to pay. That was the problem in the 70s. The only toms that ever were able to come close were the L.A. Camco's, with typany styled bearing edges, and undersized shells, they too had an amazing amount of projection, with no bass drum even coming close to the power of the Stainless, especially in a 24 or 26" with a solid maple beater...
http://i51.tinypic.com/wl41er.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/30vytcn.jpg

Bigdrummie 05-05-2011 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by AZBill (Post 122778)
Sweet kit; looks great in B&W. Had a friend a while back who had the same kit. That you, Joey?

B

I'm not Joey. But I am Ronnie!

Thank you for the compliments.


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