Your not kidding!Congratulations on your new set. Good idea not getting the matching snare. Now, when GAS reoccurs, you can decide between 5" and 6.5", 8 or 10 lugs, Evans or Remo heads, etc.
This will continue for four 5-year cycles, at which point you'll find yourself either on youtube or the Ludwig site, or both, and say to yourself, Dam those Legacies are nice.....You’ll be on a five year honeymoon, after which you’ll have a wandering eye before you’ll fall in love with them all over again and renew your vows.
Sorry I missed your question.I've got a question for the Ludwig guys that have bought separate component drums. I'm gonna be ordering the 13" tom for the kit soon. I know that they include the Vibraband but I'd like to know if my current tom arm that's connected to the cymbal stand will work. (It's Ludwig too). I use my current tom arm on a 13" Evolution maple. Is that a standard thing that will also work on the Classic Maple 13"?
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All my stands are Gibraltar so I'd be fine with that. So I'll be looking at Gibraltar if I end up needing the mounts. Thanks for the info!Sorry I missed your question.
I did buy my kit as separate drums, but Ludwig didn't offer the Vibrabands in those days.
I know the traditional tom arm size for Ludwig is 9.5mm. That's why Gibraltar offers that size. I don't know about now, but back when I got my kit, the Ludwig tom mounts (with exception to the then-new Elite hardware) were rebadged Gibraltar hardware...not that that is a bad thing.
Thanks! Well I just ordered so I just posted the picture from Ludwig's listing. They should be here next week. You can see them in the middle of page 7. That's the kit that I ordered and I'll be ordering a 13 tom & 14 floor tom as well.Glad you went with the CM's everything else you were looking at were great but I feel like you wanted the CM's most .... Congrats. Pictures? Did I miss them in all the posts?
I hear you! I kind of feel the same but that Gretsch sound's damn good! I'm still on the fence though. Still going back and forth between the Supra & Gretsch to see what my ears like the most. I believe though that the snare being an individual drum is something that can be from whatever brand. We'll see what I end up with.I couldn't buy anything but a Ludwig snare with this kit .
Very nice! Is that a 18x22 bass drum? If so, it's gonna be a cannon!So here it is folks! I purchased my kit. I ended up buying what my heart really wanted all along. A Brand spanking new Ludwig Classic maple kit in the Vintage black oyster finish. Now I won't ever go through the dilemma of thinking that I want to get something better. I purchased it straight from Ludwig (no dealer in the middle). They have some mega deals through their Reverb factory store which I didn't even know existed. It will be coming direct from Monroe and will ship out in the next couple of days. I ordered the 4 piece 22, 10, 12 & 16 kit. It has the drilled bass which I really wanted and it has the mini lugs which I really like. It also includes all the mounting hardware for the toms and a double post. I think it will look and work great with my Blacrolite snare. They were asking $1969 and I contacted them this morning and they said they would accept $1850 including free shipping. I believe the asking price was excellent since the stores are retailing this kit for $2649 (with an undrilled bass!). And at the final price of $1850, I believe I got a deal I couldn't refuse. I did have to pay tax but that's OK! The difference between the price and the accepted final price ended up being roughly what I paid in tax so it worked out really well. I'll be adding a 13" tom and a 14" floor tom which I have to order from a dealer in the next couple of weeks. My budget was $2500 and after everything including the extra toms that I'll be ordering, I will be at about $2850 so that's fine. $350 over budget but with a truly professional forever kit. Thank you all for the guidance and opinions!
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I guess what I mean is the sound is what we hear first. In terms of searching for a snare! Since everything is online we just have sound files to hear. But I totally get what you mean. I guess if I go Gretsch on the snare, I'd have to learn how to "differently" play it. That's OK by me!Is not only what your ears like the most it's what your hands like the most (if your hands how much so are adaptable..) . Gretsch snares tall Cast Hoop take some acclimation ("the fight") ; not just a matter of ears; You have to find the notes (on either) with wrists arms elbows and hands; but you get on to it after awhile./but pretty much /chalk and cheese/ about as far apart/ as chalk and cheese/ can get/ lol