60's Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl

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If one has two mid 60's OBP Sets
1. 9x13 16x16 14x22 Super Classic
2. 8x12 14x14 14x20 Downbeat
Hypothetically both are same condition
On the Vintage Market
is there a huge price difference between the two? Yes I am aware of prices for
14 " floor toms prices for all brands but wondering if this holds true as much with the Ringo factor.
 
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I think the Downbeat sizes (12/14/20) are always going to bring at least a bit more, even in Ringo world. A 1960s OBP 14x14 is the second most sought after drum size in that finish after a Jazz Festival.
 

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Yea I know 14x20 TYPO.
I think the Downbeat sizes (12/14/20) are always going to bring at least a bit more, even in Ringo world. A 1960s OBP 14x14 is the second most sought after drum size in that finish after a Jazz Festival.
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First off I hope you're on the mend and thanks for taking the time to respond.
A well known drum shop near me has the Downbeat and I own the Superclassic. I was there for a clinic and we had a casual discussion regarding value of the 2 sets. He basically stated all things being equal there is a 2 grand difference on the open market that's why I am asking for opinions. So thanks and hoping others will chime in. I know my best bet is to sell
out right and pay cash.
 

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I know that a Downbeat set or outfit as they were once known are generally worth more than a Super Classic no matter what the finish. But how much more is an OBP Downbeat vs an OBP Super Classic worth is what I'm asking. I know Ringo played a Downbeat first but moved on to the Super Classic and still plays a similar setup. So he's associated with both sets but more importantly his association is with the OBP finish and Ludwig name.
Again hit me up with some numbers I know some here follow and chart such info. Thanks
 
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