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You are absolutely correct, it is right up there with Sonor, and I agree 100%. Very impressed with Ludwig these days.
The build quality of this kit is astounding, David...they are perfect...every one of them and the bearing edges are to die for.
 

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Geez . . .I do NOT need to see this right now! Love the sets, guys. Thanks for sharing them.
 

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Absolutely timeless drum set! I'm not necessarily a Ludwig fan, but those are something else. Never have been a fan of their lugs. I remember with I was in Navy IC-A school in San Diego in 1990. I visited a Guitar Center there and had my brains blown away by all the beautiful drums I'd never seen in Roanoke VA. Birds eye maple was something else and still is!
 

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Yup, beauts! What are your sizes (depth and dims)?
sizes:
10x7
12x8
15x13
18x16
20x14

Ludwig's Triad brackets on toms and floor toms - I prefer the less obtrusive wing-nut orientation on that bracket compared to the standard Atlas bracket -

P1610D tom holder bracket

12/15/20 is my typical set-up - the 10 and 18 just obviously extend the range a bit if desired - I do like to run the 10" to the left of my hi-hat to practice matched grip variations/orientations and provide for better symmetry with movement patterns
 

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It appears the Ooo-gah! from the peanut gallery is pretty much a chorus in unison this one.

I don’t conjure Ludwig when l think beautiful veneer, but that’s obviously something I need to rethink.

12/15/20 also has me rethinking the trad Downbeat configuration.

It’s 5:30 am here in California, and I’m thinking about Ludwigs. Nice start to the day.
 

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It appears the Ooo-gah! from the peanut gallery is pretty much a chorus in unison this one.

I don’t conjure Ludwig when l think beautiful veneer, but that’s obviously something I need to rethink.

12/15/20 also has me rethinking the trad Downbeat configuration.

It’s 5:30 am here in California, and I’m thinking about Ludwigs. Nice start to the day.
I have owned many Ludwig exotic veneered drums and I can honestly say that they are, perhaps, the nicest veneers out there in the drum market. Remember that Ludwig gets their veneers from the Steinway Piano Company. They are extraordinary and real veneers, as opposed to "engineered" fake veneers. Their lacquer finishes are also just stunning! Here's my Waterfall Bubinga.
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I have owned many Ludwig exotic veneered drums and I can honestly say that they are, perhaps, the nicest veneers out there in the drum market. Remember that Ludwig gets their veneers from the Steinway Piano Company. They are extraordinary and real veneers, as opposed to "engineered" fake veneers. Their lacquer finishes are also just stunning! Here's my Waterfall Bubinga.
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I shouldn’t be looking at drum porn so early in the morning....
 

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I second zenghost's appraisal of Ludwig. I just ordered a 14x20 CM yesterday. It took a good half hour over the phone to go through the options of size, finish, hoops, spurs, mount, lugs, etc. They even offered three choices of bearing edge--single 45, double 45, and rounded!

Here's what I ordered:
14x20 Classic Maple bass drum, Black Cortex, Elite spurs, black satin hoops with matching inlay, no mount, large classic lugs, keyed tension rods, and B/O badge.

I need a 20 to swap out the 14x16 bass drum as needed for this kit.

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Serious case of kit envy here! My first set was vintage Ludwig. Glad to see they are making quality drums still!
 


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