1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone Kit Arrived

patrickwitherow

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My 1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone kit arrived today. Here are the specs:

Oyster Blue Pearl
22x12 Pre-Serial badge - red-ink date stamp of Feb. 6, 1963. Clear interior with maple inner ply.
13x9 1967 w/ white interior
16x16 1967 w/ white interior

The 22x12 is an awesome bass drum. Compared to my 1968 22x14 bass drum it feels faster and lacks no punch or boom at all. It actually might sound bigger to my ears.
The 13x9 sounds great - just like my other 13x9 that's from 1969. When tuned up slightly high it just starts to sing and then you know...
The 16x16 rumbles and projects well. Sounds huge!

The red-ink stamp was a surprise. The owner before me stated that no date stamp was inside the bass drum. So seeing the red-ink stamp was a great find. I also like the chalk/pencil markings from the Ludwig factory...especially the big '22' inside the bass drum. Very thankful to have these.

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Wow beautiful ! 12×22 which configuration did that size come with? I imagine that sounds really nice
 

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Wow beautiful ! 12×22 which configuration did that size come with? I imagine that sounds really nice
The 22x12's were part of the 'New Yorker' configuration. They were marketed as being easy to transport to gigs, etc. The 22x12 sounds awesome! Very nice low end that sounds very big.
 

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WOW!!! What a gorgeous kit!!! Congrats on such a wonderful addition to the family, I hope you enjoy for years to come!
 

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Your Oyster Blue is beautiful; I have a 65 Super Classic in Oyster Blue and I love the colour.... I think I like it even a LITTLE more than my Oyster Black sets.
 

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Beautiful wrap you have there. Those 12x22s are really punchy with full sound. Enjoy!

Mike
 


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