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?
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.
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.