- Jan 23, 2015
- Reaction score
- Raleigh, NC
I make demonstration videos for 2112 Percussion when I'm not teaching (which... isn't currently), and the shop recently received a sizeable shipment of Ludwig drum kits, including this Classic Oak that immediately caught my eye with its matching inner and outer finish. Turns out these drums sound pretty awesome, too.
My Yamaha Birch Absolutes are my gold standard for how I personally want a drum kit to sound, and these are the closest thing that I've heard out of Ludwig. The oak makes the sound come out a little quicker, I think, and the shells are thinner than the typical Classic Maple, so I'm into the way these drums sound.
Recorded in my studio, which is a converted 2-car garage. RE20 and 47fet clone on kick, American SM57 snare top, MD441 snare bottom, MD421 U5 on toms, KM184 on hats (not high in the mix), AKG 414 ULS overheads, and AEA R84 room mics. It's always a little bit shocking that it takes this many mics to capture the sound of these drums as I hear it when I'm playing them, but there you have it.