Ludwig classic maple kits

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Elvis is correct -- the OP is talking about the Ludwig Classic Maple series which was not available before 1998.
 

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How crazy! I've got to play a battle of the Bands down here in El Dorado next month and the house kit is the exact kit I played in Nashville! Black oyster classic maple! Gonna be a good gig!
 

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I've seen a couple posts here talk about how well Ludwig Classic Maples project, which reminded me of a shootout video in which I thought just the opposite. In the room mic examples at high tuning, the Ludwigs sound the weakest of the three kits to me. I put the times below of the room mic examples. Thoughts?

Canopus - 5:10
Sonor - 9:19
Ludwig - 12:17

 

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I trust internet videos about as far as I can throw them.

I own an 12.14.18 CM jazzette.

The drums project like crazy, and sound 2x as "big" as they actually are - especially the 14x18k and the 14 floor.

Proper heads and tuning will reveal the depth and power of the CM's.
 

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Lovely Salesman. I used to not like that pattern at all. Over time it’s grown and grown in me. So unique and funky. Same with Duco. But those Spaun kits with the powder coated colored hardware? Haven’t warmed up to them.
 

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Well, I got to play the exact kit I wanted this weekend. We were in a battle of the bands competition and our local house kit is a black oyster Ludwig classic maple.

I was floored playing this kit. It felt so good and sounded phenomenal. Absolutely what I want for my 2nd kit. They just feel and look so heavy duty!

My pdp concept maples sound great, but they don't seem to have the heft and bottom end the Ludwigs do.

However, the kit is gonna be even further away as the wife just found out we're gonna have a new little drummer in the family!

Pics of the setup with my black beauty and cymbals!

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Are they heavy drums? How do they compare to 70's 6ply, as far as weight and sound?
Comparing like sizes, the Classic Maple shell is lighter in weight than the Classic shell.
It's not as dramatic a difference as with 3-ply vs 6-ply, but it is lighter.

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A.Parker - the Classic Maple floor tom you asked about is the "biggest" sounding 14x14 I've ever heard.
They're really amazing drums and I love the setup you decided on.
I'm sure you won't be sorry with your purchase.
As the years go by and you continue to play them, you'll find the sound will warm up every so slightly, too.

Elvis
 

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Big congrats Adam on your new addition to the family. Baby that is...
 


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