Good deal on 6ply Luddies?

ludwig402

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6ply shells, pointy B/O badge, large classic lugs all around, 1/2" spurs, clear interiors, inlays intact, all original, no extra holes or mods. Looks like a Big Beat?
Asking price is $550.
I have no experience with 6ply kits from this era, but this seems like a good deal to me.

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Marc M

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I have owned a couple of kits of these,one from the late 70`S with rivets,one from 83-84.Great sounding drums at med high to low tuning IMO.l really liked the Bass drums,huge low end with great definition.The late 70's shells were thicker,a tad over 3/8",the 80's were a little thinner.Not up on pricing but considering the quality and sound I think 500 to 550 is a good deal for what you are getting if they are in good condition.If you can get them for under 500 that would just be icing on the cake IMO.
 

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Whenever you can get 6-ply drums in trad sizes, it's worth snapping them up. So many are in dumb 80's sizes.

-Ryan
 

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If asking price is $550 you know they're probably fine with getting $500. If you find some issues once you see them in person then knock them down $50-$100 more. Figure any kit needs at least 10-15% in "stuff" once you go through it....heads, snare wires, accessories, etc.

Upper half of New Jersey/NYC is fertile ground for great deals on kits.
 

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The price is decent.

We've had a six-piece Ludwig kit in black, power toms, modular mounts, etc., sitting on our local CL for months for $500.

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Good deal, if you like thick drum shells.

I played an 80's Ludwig set for several years. The shells were really thick. They had a ton of balls and phenomenal projection. But I found that you had to hit them harder to get a full response. OK for rock players, but for jazz with a lighter touch, not so good.
 

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I really liked my 6 plies. Played well. soft or loud. Tuned up easily. my band loved them, even over my 3 ply sets.They really surprised me , after all the dissing on them. the weight was the only minus I came up with. And, the riveted seams.....
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