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R.Adam McHugh 01-25-2016 07:40 PM

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I just bought this 1966 Luddy downbeat (sans snare) from Don Bennett (lovely bloke, would like to meet him one day), shipped to Oz for a bit over $3000USD all up, which is probably a lot, but the kit is beautiful and in such good condition I didn't mind forking out. These are some pics from the ad. Can't wait to take it out for a test drive - jazz gig this Friday!

Loving all the kits on this thread, by the way, nice to be able to add one of my own!
Cheers,
Trev

grantro 03-04-2016 04:19 PM

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Very nice, R.A.M.!!

Cheers

R.Adam McHugh 03-04-2016 08:15 PM

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Thanks Grantro! It sounds brilliant too. Did a 50s rock'n'roll gig on it last night and it went off! I have a '66 supra as well, which is coincidental, and it's perfect with this little baby!

jaghog 03-04-2016 08:57 PM

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Very cool 64 and look at the pies never played like new

latzanimal 03-05-2016 03:51 AM

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One of my Ludwig sets... for weddings.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...1&d=1215667550

jccabinets 03-05-2016 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 379803)
One of my Ludwig sets... for weddings.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...1&d=1215667550

Man you guys must really rock out, heck of a setup!

grantro 03-05-2016 07:33 AM

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Especially for weddings, LOL!!

Cheers

Dan Boucher 03-05-2016 08:11 AM

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Wow, you are doing some serious wedding gigs. How long does that take to set up?

R.Adam McHugh 03-05-2016 10:02 AM

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So, lots of ballads, eh?

dixiechops72 03-05-2016 02:36 PM

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66 blue oyster named Chrissy

james 03-05-2016 09:28 PM

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Late 70's OBP (bowling ball). 22, 12, 16. Took them out for their first gig last week. They really sound great tuned up high. Used a 2009 supra phonic with them.

James

DownTownFarmer 03-06-2016 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by R.Adam McHugh (Post 375232)
I just bought this 1966 Luddy downbeat (sans snare) from Don Bennett (lovely bloke, would like to meet him one day), shipped to Oz for a bit over $3000USD all up, which is probably a lot, but the kit is beautiful and in such good condition I didn't mind forking out. These are some pics from the ad. Can't wait to take it out for a test drive - jazz gig this Friday!

Loving all the kits on this thread, by the way, nice to be able to add one of my own!
Cheers,
Trev

That wrap is stunning. Beautiful kit.

Mitch

jaghog 03-06-2016 08:27 AM

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i like it too i have a last of the bb wrap a 77 78 kit 4 piece from a distance near my obp 64 kit they look similar ludwig got the last gen right then they discontinued it my kit will be for sale at the drum show

latzanimal 03-07-2016 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by jccabinets (Post 379817)
Man you guys must really rock out, heck of a setup!

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Originally Posted by grantro (Post 379818)
Especially for weddings, LOL!!

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Dan Boucher (Post 379825)
Wow, you are doing some serious wedding gigs. How long does that take to set up?

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Originally Posted by R.Adam McHugh (Post 379837)
So, lots of ballads, eh?

Thanks guys...

Takes about 45 mins to setup..

and yes, they are serious weddings.....LoLoLoLo

latzanimal 03-07-2016 05:41 AM

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Here's a zoomed out pic....

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...7&d=1218610019

jccabinets 03-07-2016 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 380087)

Next wedding gig call me, can I be your Rhode for one gig? That is a wedding reception that has to be a blast.

R.Adam McHugh 03-07-2016 07:30 AM

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Thanks Mitch and Jaghog! Been recording with it too, sounds fantastic. I'm really happy I coughed up the dough!
Really like the wrap on yours as well, Jaghog! Is there a lug missing on that top tom, or a trick of the camera?

ardrummer 03-07-2016 01:39 PM

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Early 80's Ludwig Rocker/Phaser (I re-wrapped them in turquoise sparkle, they used to be a solid red wrap)

latzanimal 03-08-2016 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by jccabinets (Post 380090)
Next wedding gig call me, can I be your Rhode for one gig? That is a wedding reception that has to be a blast.

You bet... Party

robyn64 03-08-2016 10:47 PM

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really love all the Ludwigs posted. sure thought i had mine posted in this thread,but guess i hadn't. oh well, gonna post them now. :)
ok heres my orphan Ludwigs...made up of a....
1964 14" jazz festival
1966 12" rack tom
1966 16" fl. tom
1968 13" rack tom and
1968 bass/kick drum
nothing real special, but to me, they are the most specailest.
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ARCHxANGEL 03-08-2016 11:03 PM

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If they are special to you then they are really special. Gorgeous kit too. I always get a little jealous of complete red sparkle kits since my 13" tom and 16" floor tom are missing a bass drum and have been since I got them. One day though,one day!

jccabinets 03-08-2016 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by robyn64 (Post 380349)
really love all the Ludwigs posted. sure thought i had mine posted in this thread,but guess i hadn't. oh well, gonna post them now. :)
ok heres my orphan Ludwigs...made up of a....
1964 14" jazz festival
1966 12" rack tom
1966 16" fl. tom
1968 13" rack tom and
1968 bass/kick drum
nothing real special, but to me, they are the most specailest.
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Lookin good!

robyn64 03-09-2016 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ARCHxANGEL (Post 380351)
If they are special to you then they are really special. Gorgeous kit too. I always get a little jealous of complete red sparkle kits since my 13" tom and 16" floor tom are missing a bass drum and have been since I got them. One day though,one day!

thank you sir. yes, they are very special to me. i purchased the set without snare from one forum member, then another forum member came along with the snare. both very nice guys who worked with me so that i could have my own vintage Ludwigs.
hope you find a bass drum to go with your toms. not sure but about a year ago a forum member named blairndrums had a 22" red sparkle bass drum for sale. you might check with him, ya never know.
anyway thanks again for the kind words. and good luck with your search.

latzanimal 03-09-2016 05:01 AM

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Nice Robyn....

A couple of my other kits....

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...5&d=1317045564

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...2&d=1304577833

jccabinets 03-09-2016 06:08 AM

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Latz, I admire guys who actually play double bass kits, nothing wrong with double kick pedals, I dont use either one. But the two kick drums always look awesome. Makes me want to put mine together again.

larryz 03-09-2016 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by robyn64 (Post 380349)
really love all the Ludwigs posted. sure thought i had mine posted in this thread,but guess i hadn't. oh well, gonna post them now. :)
ok heres my orphan Ludwigs...made up of a....
1964 14" jazz festival
1966 12" rack tom
1966 16" fl. tom
1968 13" rack tom and
1968 bass/kick drum
nothing real special, but to me, they are the most specailest.
Attachment 96509

Attachment 96510

This was the kit BillnVick rewrapped, correct? I forget. Anyway still super sweet. BTW Bill's been quiet lately. Anyone hear from him?

DownTownFarmer 03-09-2016 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by larryz (Post 380389)
This was the kit BillnVick rewrapped, correct? I forget. Anyway still super sweet. BTW Bill's been quiet lately. Anyone hear from him?

Yes Bill posted to my Pioneer cut-down thread and a couple other threads in the last few days. So that's good...:)

Mitch

tubmyk2 03-09-2016 02:09 PM

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Here's my '66 Hollywood... setting up for a session that never actually happened lol :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1501/...f090c442_z.jpg

robyn64 03-09-2016 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by larryz (Post 380389)
This was the kit BillnVick rewrapped, correct? I forget. Anyway still super sweet. BTW Bill's been quiet lately. Anyone hear from him?

hi larry, actually no, this is not a bill rewrap. this is the kit i got from nevin (surface) and the snare came from john (purdie shuffle). the wrap is the original and does have a few scuffs and scratches but cleaned up really nice. when i got the kit i had planned to do a tie dye wrap on it but everyone raved over the red sparkle so much i didnt have the heart to do it. altho a tie dye wrap is still in the back of my mind some day maybe

robyn64 03-09-2016 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tubmyk2 (Post 380403)
Here's my '66 Hollywood... setting up for a session that never actually happened lol :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1501/...f090c442_z.jpg

nice kit, i like the color. but did you realize you got your kit set up backwards. har har.
but seriously...really nice drum set.

latzanimal 03-10-2016 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jccabinets (Post 380376)
Latz, I admire guys who actually play double bass kits, nothing wrong with double kick pedals, I dont use either one. But the two kick drums always look awesome. Makes me want to put mine together again.

Jeff, I just feel square with the world behind 2 kicks. With one kick, either you or the drum is turned and not facing the audience straight on. Just a personal thing.... and I do like the look better as well.

grantro 05-21-2016 03:56 PM

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There must be more Luddies out there!!

Cheers

Kenwood 05-22-2016 09:10 PM

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This is my 70's sky blue pearl Ludwig kit 13"14" 16" 22" with Supra
and all the original hardware
clear interiors the supra has some usual flaking
But the drums are super clean and the sky blue pearl has zero fade

My older brother had these same sky blue pearl drums
He was a working drummer on weekends

I used to run home from school, set up the kit,
bang away to some Deep Purple
then break the kit back down, and re-stack them as he left them
all before he, or my folks came home from work.

My thanks to my friend richm for not only parting with these beauties
But for giving me one hell of a sweet deal as well Thanks buddy

side note The head is from a used kit I bought
I needed to throw something on
so that my seller could take his cheap trick head back home with him :cool:

larryz 05-23-2016 01:31 PM

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To the left in this photo top to bottom are:

Ludwig Venus Carl Palmer 4.7 x 14
Pioneer sky blue pearl
The All-Time Champ, my 1969 Acrolite

larryz 05-23-2016 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenwood (Post 387487)

I used to run home from school, set up the kit,
bang away to some Deep Purple
then break the kit back down, and re-stack them as he left them
all before he, or my folks came home from work.

Haha! You're crazy but devoted.

Rotarded 05-23-2016 07:43 PM

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Added a few more odds and ends since last time. Plus reposting, since Imagesh#@! locked my pictures of the collector grade 1964 Ludwig Downbeat in Black Diamond Pearl pictured with modern hardware, but I have ALL of its Original Hardware and an extra matching 1967 8x12 tom in back (behind high hat).

Snares from back to front:

1978 LM405 Acrolite w/10 original Imperial Lugs 6.5 x 14
2002 LM303 Brass 5.5 x 14
2011 LW6514JK Black Nickel over Brass 6.5 x 14
1964 LM400 Supraphonic Chrome over Ludalloy 5 x 14
1959 LM470 Auditorium 3ply Mahogany w/NOB Hardware 6.5 x 14
1964 LM404 Acrolite 5 x 14

and a 1973 3ply Timpani tom with original paper label thrown in for giggles

johnnyringo 05-24-2016 02:09 AM

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Here is my 1950's WFL kit.
9x13,16x16,14x24, 6.5x14

supraphonic 05-24-2016 02:35 AM

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My ludwig bop downbeat

grantro 08-01-2016 11:06 PM

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Anymore out there?

Cheers

landofahhs 08-02-2016 08:55 AM

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My 1966 Champagne Hollywood set Clapping Happy2
Left my original cymbal stands in my hardware case, if anyone is interested.


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