Ludwig Classic Maple

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This popped up available for sale. It's a USA 2010 Ludwig Classic Maple "Zeppelin" Kit with the LM402 supraphonic snare (Sizes are 26x16,
14x10, 16x16, 18X16)

I had planned to order a new Tama Superstar Exotix but feel like this is a much higher end set. Any opinions? What's it worth for bass drum, 3 toms and snare? What are your thoughts on a 26 inch bass. I'll probably play 80s rock and classic rock maybe a little metal.
 

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I played a Ludwig Classic kit (not the same as Classic Maple, but in that ballpark) with 16x26 bass drums for 23 years and can tell you that if you want the sound of thunder, that is the bass drum size to use! I still have that kit and those bass drums sometimes call me (like sirens) to set them up again.

Seriously, if you play on stages large enough to accommodate big drums and want to sound HEAVY, I think 16x26 is the ideal bass drum size and Ludwig Classic Maple is the ideal drum.
 

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No doubt a 16 x 26 sounds HUGE! But a "Zeppelin" kit would be 14 x 26, no?

Just trying to be accurate if you're truly looking for JB sizes....
 
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No doubt a 16 x 26 sounds HUGE! But a "Zeppelin" kit would be 14 x 26, no?

Just trying to be accurate if you're truly looking for JB sizes....
Listing says 16x26. Is that not what the 2010 Zeppelin had?
 

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Ahhhh, 2010 Led Zep I have no idea - my "JB" was referring to John not Jason...

EDIT: Couldn't find any Zep reunion shows after 2007. If you're looking for John Bonham sizes it's a 14 x 26...
 
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I'm not really into those big sizes (not that I have a problem with that... I love JB!), but I've played a much smaller set of CM drums and thought they were great. They seem very well build, well finished, sound good and they've common as dirt and cheap to find used (at least they were at one time). If I were wanting a kit a little bit more contemprary than my vintage Slingerland oens, I'd be scoping the ads for a deal on a CM kit in the sizes that I like...
 

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Fantastic drums! Ludwig Classic Maple drums are simply gorgeous and thunderous! I have several kits in my arsenal and I just love em'.
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