Gorgeous tubs! I always wanted a Champagne Sparkle Ludwig kitI will also vote classic maple. I ordered one brand new in 2012 and was thinking that this might be my last brand new set.(we all say that right?) I had it in my mind that I would go with legacy as I wanted the best of the best and I heard Bun E play a legacy at a clinic that sounded fantastic. When all was said and done, and I took into account the way my set would look (22,13,16,8 lug snare, champagne sparkle and B/O badges), I realized that from the outside both sets would look identical. If the price difference had not been so far apart I might have gone legacy as it would have been very cool to own a three ply modern Ludwig set. In reality the cost difference was quite a bit that I just said the heck with it. I used the money I saved to add a matching canister throne (which unknown to me at the time, turned out to be the last one Ludwig ever made.)
I had wrestled with getting the canister OR a 14x14 and I'm glad I went with the canister. I was able to add the 14x14 in 2015 and it was a beautiful perfect match to the set. These drums have been gigged over 300 times inside, outside, big and small stages and have been incredible. I always get compliments from sound guys. I'm hoping this is a keeper set as the coolest thing about them is that they are MY drums. Nobody else has owned them but me and I was able to pick out the details the way I wanted. They never let me down.
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