New old drums for me - Ludwig this time

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6 ply B/O 24", 14", 16", 18". The seller didn't have the legs for the 16", so that one didn't get set up today.






There's just something about Ludwig+Paiste

6 ply B/O 24", 14", 16", 18". The seller didn't have the legs for the 16", so that one didn't get set up today.






There's just something about Ludwig+Paiste

Reverb.com has a good price on new classic 23" Ludwig legs but you need to purchase them individually. Best deal I've found online. I don't remember the specific store off hand though.
 

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Nice set !, that must sound awesome
 

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I only had enough time yesterday to tighten (not tune) the heads, and set up the kit. But there is definitely potential for some great sounds once I get some new heads on it. Ps4 on toms, and a ported Ebony front head just isn't my thing. I'm thinking either Coated Emperors or Aquarian Texture Coated for the tom batters, and an Ambassador or TC front would be nice.
 

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wow, those look solid as a rock ! And I'm sure they do. Those 6 ply maple Ludwig's from that era are really nice and great sounding drums. Heavy duty. I have some in Silver Sparkle I special ordered. I had lost a few main drums from my set in a club fire and ordered the ones destroyed. I had no clue they had gone to 6 ply maple. This was 1981 . Mine sound great even though they have the dreaded rivets. Mine still look nice. These things are solid. Always thought they sound great.
 

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Nice set! I also recently acquired a giant set of 6-ply Ludwigs and am loving them. The 24's sound phenominal and that 18" will shake the fillings out of your teeth.
 

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I'm totally digging the look and sizes of this kit. And I am sure the sound will follow with a new set of tom batters (today I'm considering clear Remo blackdots).
Also, a 6.5" B/O Super Sensitive has just popped up on my local classifieds for a more than reasonable price. But I just bought a drum kit, and a snare, and I'm looking at a significant rent increase starting next month. So the prudent thing would be to pass on that one.
 

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I'm totally digging the look and sizes of this kit. And I am sure the sound will follow with a new set of tom batters (today I'm considering clear Remo blackdots).
Also, a 6.5" B/O Super Sensitive has just popped up on my local classifieds for a more than reasonable price. But I just bought a drum kit, and a snare, and I'm looking at a significant rent increase starting next month. So the prudent thing would be to pass on that one.
Wow. Sweet. Those look great. PS4 on bass, right? You like the 4 more than the 3?

Why are you changing from the black dots?
 

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Wow. Sweet. Those look great. PS4 on bass, right? You like the 4 more than the 3?

Why are you changing from the black dots?
Right now all the batters are PS4.
It's an OK bass batter head, though I prefer a PS3, or an Ambassador/Aquarian TC with a felt strip or Simon Phillips' towel trick. On toms it doesn't work for me at all - the attack is sort of muted, but I still get all sorts of overtones from the reso head.
I am considering changing to blackdots just to try something different than my go-to heads - Coated Emps/ Ambs, or TC's.
 

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Right now all the batters are PS4.
It's an OK bass batter head, though I prefer a PS3, or an Ambassador/Aquarian TC with a felt strip or Simon Phillips' towel trick. On toms it doesn't work for me at all - the attack is sort of muted, but I still get all sorts of overtones from the reso head.
I am considering changing to blackdots just to try something different than my go-to heads - Coated Emps/ Ambs, or TC's.
Cool. Yeah, PS4's on toms sounds... Dead?

Let us know if you go with black dots! I'm interested in trying some!
 

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Cool. Yeah, PS4's on toms sounds... Dead?

Let us know if you go with black dots! I'm interested in trying some!
With clear Ambassador resos, not exactly dead. I'd say unbalanced - muted attack, weak fundamental, but lots of overtones. They might be cool for super low tunings, which is what the previous owner was running. But with my medium-high tuning they just sound wrong.
I'll let you know about the blackdots. Those are what I'm fancying the most right now. They're something different; I have one in store for my 15" Slingerland snare; and I think they can get me that really wet, but still resonant sound.
 

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I guess that finish is thermo gloss? Is that a wrap or natural maple?
Very nice looking kit
 


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