1947 Ludwig & Ludwig Restoration

lersch

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Thanks in advance to a couple of DFO members who helped me obtain a few parts to complete this restoration. These came to me by way of Brian Duvall, who got them in a trade from Randy Rainwater, who got them I know not where. Suffice it to say that they've been kicking around for 72 years and they now look like new. 26 hours total on the restoration, mostly polishing all of the nickel hardware and using Novus on the shells. 26-16-13 and the sound of the kick is the nicest sounding kick that I've ever owned. Before anybody asks, those are RTOM Black Holes on top of the toms, I have a crabby neighbor. Also, I custom made the graphic for the kick head from an old L&L ad. This is a kit that I will never let go!


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Hop, thanks man. Appreciate that coming from you sir!
 

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Great work! I never get tired of looking at kits from that era.

Dave
 

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Awesome kit!! Really looks great.
Drag about the neighbors. That's why I have my studio.
I'm in a condo so only brushes here but I may get a set of those!
 

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studrum....on the nickel, I used Maas Metal Polish and Cape Cod Cloths. Works every time, just takes patience.
 

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Awesome kit!! Really looks great.
Drag about the neighbors. That's why I have my studio.
I'm in a condo so only brushes here but I may get a set of those!
Mark, the Black Holes respond exactly like a drum head, are tunable and cut the volume by about 80%. A very well thought out product that works!
 
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