Ludwig classic maple kits

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Well, I and my wife are both in love with these drums now.

We were on Nashville this weekend for the Dave Matthews Band concert, and a trip to forks had to happen.

I went over and hit a beautiful ludwig classic maple kit they had setup. I've never felt and heard the amount off bass that kick had. Then I hit the toms. Immediately knew I had to have one of these kits.

It was $2099. Looks like I'll be saving some pennies and eventually selling my pdp concept maple kit.

Forks was pretty awesome as well. Seemed a bit crowded, but we loved it!
 

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There's nothing like a Ludwig Classic Maple Kit, here's mine, sounds incredibly loud for a "fusion kit" with added 16" Classic Maple Floor tom, left side 8" Ludwig concert tom and left side Accent 14" tom . The bass drum will punch you back in the chest !

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I know this is a Ludwig thread but you mentioned Forks. They had a huge sale this weekend that I hated to miss. FYI, The A&F kit at Forks is freekin' amazing. I hope you were able to try it out as well as the vintage Sonor up in the cymbal loft.
 

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22x16 I believe, 12 and 16 toms. Should have taken a picture. Color was an oyster.... I think blueish gray
 

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Currently have two kits: 22/13/16 Vintage Oyster Black with Keystone badges and 22/13/16 Butcher Block re-issue with Blue/Olive badges... the snare I have is a 5x14 Legacy in VBOP Life long dream to own and play Ludwig! I must add: large classic lugs and Aquarian MV's top and bottom
 

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22x16 I believe, 12 and 16 toms. Should have taken a picture. Color was an oyster.... I think blueish gray
Great sizes!

I played this one in a 22/12/15 configuration with the 16x22 kick for 14 years.

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Then I trimmed it back to a 22/12/14 in traditional sizes with the 14x22 kick a few years ago.

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Both configurations sound great but I prefer the feel and punch of the traditional sizes ...
 

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I just couldn't get over how much presence they had. The kick was the kick sound I've been looking for. Time to star saving for those beauties
 

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Nothing like Classic Maple's in my opinion. I bought the Evolution Maple's to get back in the game and because I wanted a big good sounding Ludwig kit. My kit size in Classic Maple's are major $$$ so the Classic's weren't an option at the time. I'm going to budget though for the Classic's. It's gonna be my next kit for sure. At least 2 years of setting funds aside for them and it will be well worth it.
 
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Do these count? They're an early 80s kit with (what I think you guys call the "brick" tom mounts).

Not pictured are two concert toms: an 8" and 10", plus an LM402 snare.

The kit features the infamous Butcher Block finish which is a relatively recent re-issue. Why did they re-issue this finish? I don't know. Lol
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View attachment 396348

Do these count? They're an early 80s kit with (what I think you guys call the "brick" tom mounts).

Not pictured are two concert toms: an 8" and 10", plus a LM402 snare.

The kit features the infamous Butcher Block finish which is a relatively recent re-issue. Why did they re-issue this finish? I don't know. LolView attachment 396351
For those Butchers with great drum chops too! :D
 

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Gold was a 61 kit I had the champagne kit is all newer Tom’s with a Keller 18x22 bass drum I made years ago before Ludwig was making that size. The champagne is 10,12,16 but I also have a 14 ft and an 8 tom. I played out with that kit for 10 years and always got compliments on the sound
 

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I have a 14x18 and 14x14 Classic Maple (8x12 Super Classic) I played one gig with the 14x14 with my 16x16 Classic (1993 6 Ply) I really couldn't get a good separation between the two the 14 just about had all the lows of the 16. The 18" bass is a little quieter than my 22 but pretty much can handle any of my gigs.
 

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I love mine 2012 22,13,16 5x14 8 lug snare and canister all with B/O badges. In 2015 I added a matching 14x14. This has been an incredible set of drums and I have owned a lot of Ludwig drums over the years. You would be surprised at how many nice used classic maple sets are out there at great prices. I only went brand new as I wanted to order mine as close to a 1970 set as i could get(in 2012).
 

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I like the curved legs no offense to newer straight legs as they are probably better & more practical but I like the vintage vibe and with the option of the blue & Olive badges together it looks like an older kit 70’s vibe with modern sound
 

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I’ve had a few. My favorite? Green and champagne sparkles.
 

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