60's Green Sparkle Ludwig Kit with matching snare SOLD!

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Hey Guys,

I have an exceptional drum kit to offer. Minimal fade 60's green sparkle Ludwigs! 22-13-16. Its the kit in my profile pic. That pic was taken in Sound City Studios in LA. Yes, THAT Sound City. It was one of the kits available for recording sessions there. I purchased them from Don Bennett who acquired them after the studio closed. You can see these actual drums in the documentary film "Sound City" in the drum room during the interviews with Dave Grohl and others. Note: I don't have the bongos in the pic :icon_smile: Snare available separately. Gonna list them on reverb and maybe ebay, but special pricing here for DFO bros.
There are many pics in this link to the listing where I purchased them:
https://reverb.com/item/688583-ludwig-super-classic-1960s-green-sparkle

Price dropped to $2395 plus actual shipping (I will use your preferred carrier, insured). $100 more on Reverb so get them here!


Green Sparkle Ludwigs@ Sound City.jpg



Here is the description from Don Bennett's listing:
Ludwig 1960s Green Sparkle 22,13,16, $2,695.00 Matching Snare and Bongos Available.
This is a sweet little 60s Green Sparkle kit. This set came from the legendary Sound City Studios in Hollywood (see photo taken in their main room). The set is in great condition. No modifications. Nothing missing or broken. All original. The bass and rack tom are from around 1965 (serial #s 237XXX). The floor tom is earlier with no serial #. The finish is a near perfect match but there is an extremely slight difference that can only be seen at certain angles (see pics). The shells, finish, hardware, chrome and edges are excellent. There is a slight ding in the bottom brass hoop of the floor tom that does not affect the way the head seats in the hoop. The hoops on the rack tom are steel. Theres a slight lifting on one seam of the bass drum finish (see pic). The photographs depict the condition of the set very accurately. More photos available. I have 2 green sparkle Ludwig snares, a Jazz Festival and a Classic, as well as a set of green sparkle Ludwig bongos all available separately. Serious offers considered.
 

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Nice Drums. I love the 1950s WMP Gretsch set in the background
 

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I ALMOST bought that kit from Donn.
I actually bought the Galaxy kit he had at the same time this was for sale & was going to buy that next & it sold before I had the chance.
 

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mfryed2112 said:
You would get your money and more if there was a list of who recorded with them, somebody has to know
I have done as much digging as I can, and cannot find anything definitive. Most album credits back then didn't list any gear used, and I can't find any photos from sessions where this set appears. I am going to search artist by artist and album by album and see if I can find any leads. For now, here is a list of major recordings that were done with this as one of the studio kits available to use:
[SIZE=18pt]Recordings By Year[/SIZE]

[SIZE=10pt]Year[/SIZE][SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Artist[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Album[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Producer[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2011[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Arctic Monkeys[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Suck It And See[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]James Ford, eng: James Brown[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2011[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Everclear[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Return to Santa Monica[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nathaniel Kunkel/Art Alexakis[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2011[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Mastodon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]The Hunter[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Mike Elizondo, eng: Adam Hawkins[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2010[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Deathcab For Cutie[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Codes and Keys[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Chris Walla/Deathcab[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2010[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Josh Groban[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Illuminations[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2009[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Wolfmother[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Cosmic Egg[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Alan Moulder[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2009[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Kid Rock[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Born Free[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2008[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Elvis Costello[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Momo Fuku[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Elvis Costello/Jason Lader[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2008[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nine Inch Nails[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]The Slip[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Trent Reznor[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2008[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Metallica[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Death Magnetic[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2007[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Mavis Staples[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]We Will Never Turn Back[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ry Cooder[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2005[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ry Cooder[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Chavez Ravine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ry Cooder[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2005[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nine Inch Nails[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]With Teeth[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Trent Reznor[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2005[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Wolfmother[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Wolfmother[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Dave Sardy[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2005[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Queens of the Stone Age[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Lullabies to Paralyze[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Joe Barresi[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2004[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bad Religion[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Empire Strikes First[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Brett Gurewitz[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2003[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Matchbook Romance[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]West For Wishing[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Brett Gurewitz[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2001[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Slipknot[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Iowa[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ross Robinson[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2000[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Queens of the Stone Age[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rated R[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Chris Goss[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]2000[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]A Perfect Circle[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Mer De Noms[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Maynard James Keenan[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1998[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Queens of the Stone Age[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Queens of the Stone Age[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Joe Barresi[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1998[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Foo Fighters[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Godzilla (SDTRK)[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Foo Fighters[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1996[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tonic[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Lemon Parade[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Jack Joseph Puig[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1996[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Weezer[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Pinkerton[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Joe Barresi[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1996[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Johhny Cash[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Unchained[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1996[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Carl Perkins[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Go Cat Go[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Various/Eddie Kramer[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1996[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Shes the One (SDTRK)[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1995[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Kyus[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]And the Circus Leaves Town[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Chris Goss[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1995[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]One Red Hot Minute[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1994[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]The Black Crowes[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]America[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Jack Joseph Puig[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1994[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Wild Flowers[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Rubin[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1993[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Greatest Hits[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1993[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rancid[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rancid[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Brett Gurewitz[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1993[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tool[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Undertow[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Sylvia Massey[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1992[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Green Jelly[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Cereal Killer[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Sylvia Massey/ C.J Buscaglia[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1992[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rage Against the Machine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rage Against the Machine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Garth Richardson[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1992[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Masters of Reality[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Sunrise on the Sufferbus[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Chris Goss, Ginger Baker[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1992[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Blind Melon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Blind Melon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Parashar/Blind Melon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1991[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nirvana[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nevermind[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Butch Vig[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1988[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Fleetwood Mac[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Greatest Hits[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1985[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Loudness[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Thunder in the East[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1985[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Southern Accents[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty/Jimmy Iovine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1984[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Springfield[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Hard to Hold[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bill Drescher[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1984[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ratt[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Out of the Cellar[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Beau Hill[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1983[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ronnie James Dio[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Holy Diver[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ronnie James Dio[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1982[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Springfield[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Living in Oz[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bill Drescher[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1982[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Barry Manilow[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Here Comes the Night[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bill Drescher[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1982[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]REO Speedwagon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Good Trouble[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Kevin Beamish[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1982[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Pat Benatar[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Precious Time[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1981[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Santana[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Zebop[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1981[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Hard Promises[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty/Jimmy Iovine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1981[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rick Springfield[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Working Class Dog[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen, Bill Drescher[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1980[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Pat Benatar[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Crimes of Passion[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1979[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Petty[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Damn the Torpedos[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Jimmy Iovine[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1978[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Foreigner[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Double Vision[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1978[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Walter Eagan[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Not Shy[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Lindsay Buckingham, Richard Dashut[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1978[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Cheap Trick [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Heaven Tonight[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Tom Werman[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1977[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]REO Speedwagon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]You Can Tune a Piano But[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]John Boylan[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1977[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Fleetwood Mac[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Rumors[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Ken Caillat/ Richard Dashut[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1977[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Grateful Dead[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Terrapin Station[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1975[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nils Lofgren[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Nils Lofgren[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]David Briggs[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1975[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]War[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Why Cant We Be Friends[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Jerry Goldstein[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1975[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Fleetwood Mac[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Fleetwood Mac[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1974[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bill Cosby[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]At Last Bill Cosby Really Sings[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Stu Gardner[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1974[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Bachman Turner Overdrive[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Not Fragile[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Randy Bachman[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1974[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Elton John[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Caribou[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Gus Dudgeon[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1974[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Evel Knievel[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Snake River Canyon Jump[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1973[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Buckingham Nicks[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Buckingham Nicks[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Keith Olsen[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1972[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Dr. John[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Dr. Johns Gumbo[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Jerry Wexler[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1970[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Neil Young[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]After the Gold Rush[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Neil Young, David Briggs, Kendall Pacios[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]1970[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Spirit[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus[/SIZE]


[SIZE=10pt]David Briggs[/SIZE]

  • [SIZE=10pt]Translation[/SIZE]
[SIZE=10pt][/SIZE][SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]
 
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That set was not there when we recorded.
I had trouble getting good drum sounds and they didn't have a house kit.
I called Bobby Colomby and used his BS+T set.
And, Moon Martin was in the next room with Phil Seymour on drums and I rehabbed Phil's set for producer Craig Leon. If there had been any sort of house kit (which btw most studios didn't have in those days) Craig Leon would have had it st up in a skinny minute as Phil's drums were falling apart.
This legendary set sure is a legendary set, it wasn't there in 1978.
 


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