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No longer for sale: 1982 Ludwig Classic 12/13/16/22


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8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 14x22 

 

I originally thought the wrap was black cortex, but I actually think it's black gloss. 6-ply maple/poplar shells without reinforcement rings. Rounded B/O badges. 

 

I am the original owner, and this has been my primary gigging kit since...well, 1982. The condition of the wrap is quite good, with only one spot of snare rash. The paint on the hoops is a little worn down, and they could use a touch-up with a can of spray paint. Currently, the toms have coated emps over clear ambassadors and the kick has a SK1 over PS3. I've installed a Gibraltar suspension mount on the 12" tom, and bracket spacers on the floor tom. At some time over the last 35 years or so, I might have replaced a rim or two, but I'm pretty sure I have all the original parts.

 

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$700 plus shipping. Changed my mind. I think I'll keep them.


Edited by feelyat, 15 March 2018 - 08:18 AM.

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Hrmm. Maybe it is cortex. I really have no way to tell.


Edited by feelyat, 09 March 2018 - 10:32 PM.

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At that time it would have been cortex still, pretty sure they went to the cheaper thinner solid color wraps after the move.
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At that time it would have been cortex still, pretty sure they went to the cheaper thinner solid color wraps after the move.

OK. I was confused by the 1982 catalog page. it lists Black Cortex as a "Standard Line Finish" and this was not a standard line kit.

 

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Maybe that just meant that standard line was only available in those finishes, but the rest of the drums were as well.


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Nobody likes the 6-ply vibe? 

 

I'm willing to consider offers.


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I have kniliaeoty with these kits. Are they a lot heavier than 3-Plys?
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Well, they’re not particularly light, but I can’t say what the precise difference is. I don’t have a 3-ply to weigh.
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Don’t sleep on 6ply shells, great drums! I have two sets. They’re a little heavier than a 3ply kit but not by too much.
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I have a couple of 6ply and they are made well and sound nice. 

Definitely heavier, also this was around the rivet era which I don't see any on this drum.

I have a 1981 set that had rivets that I painted because wrap was toast but is one of my current gigging sets.

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... this was around the rivet era which I don't see any on this drum.

Definitely no rivets on this kit, and the wrap (cortex?) is FIRMLY attached to the shells. No separation or shrinking whatsoever.


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Bump, with price drop.


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