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Postby king_friday » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:12 am

i absolutly love these drums, there beautiful and they sound amazing. what do you guys think?

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Postby Airborne Ranger » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:02 pm

Very cool. I love those 60's Ludwig finishes, the oyster was SO much better looking than the version they offer today. Do yours have the white interiors or the clear? Enjoy them in good health, they'll never make finishes like that again and NEVER modify them, that's sacriledge. I'm sure they sound great, I'm a huge Ludwig fan and those look very nice.
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Postby king_friday » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:17 pm

Airborne Ranger wrote:Very cool. I love those 60's Ludwig finishes, the oyster was SO much better looking than the version they offer today. Do yours have the white interiors or the clear? Enjoy them in good health, they'll never make finishes like that again and NEVER modify them, that's sacriledge. I'm sure they sound great, I'm a huge Ludwig fan and those look very nice.


thanks a lot man! as far as the interior go do you just mean the inside of the shell? cause thats just the wood in there.
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Postby Airborne Ranger » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:25 pm

king_friday wrote:
Airborne Ranger wrote:Very cool. I love those 60's Ludwig finishes, the oyster was SO much better looking than the version they offer today. Do yours have the white interiors or the clear? Enjoy them in good health, they'll never make finishes like that again and NEVER modify them, that's sacriledge. I'm sure they sound great, I'm a huge Ludwig fan and those look very nice.


thanks a lot man! as far as the interior go do you just mean the inside of the shell? cause thats just the wood in there.


You have the clear interiors then. Prior to that they painted the interiors white, they switched to the clear interiors in 67-68. If you look at pictures of Ringo, you'll see he has the white interiors which date from early 60's to '68 or so. The shell is the same though so either interior will sound great. I've spoken to Bill Ludwig III on this very subject and he told me that they were selling SO many drums at that time that they had to use lesser quality woods, so they painted the interiors white to cover any blemishes, and that the paint wasn't even dry when they were boxed up and shipped. Back then they were running three shifts at the Chicago plant (which incidentally was not far from where I grew up, I remember on a good day you could hear the stick lathes going at the plant.)
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Postby king_friday » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:30 pm

Airborne Ranger wrote:
king_friday wrote:
Airborne Ranger wrote:Very cool. I love those 60's Ludwig finishes, the oyster was SO much better looking than the version they offer today. Do yours have the white interiors or the clear? Enjoy them in good health, they'll never make finishes like that again and NEVER modify them, that's sacriledge. I'm sure they sound great, I'm a huge Ludwig fan and those look very nice.


thanks a lot man! as far as the interior go do you just mean the inside of the shell? cause thats just the wood in there.


You have the clear interiors then. Prior to that they painted the interiors white, they switched to the clear interiors in 67-68. If you look at pictures of Ringo, you'll see he has the white interiors which date from early 60's to '68 or so. The shell is the same though so either interior will sound great. I've spoken to Bill Ludwig III on this very subject and he told me that they were selling SO many drums at that time that they had to use lesser quality woods, so they painted the interiors white to cover any blemishes, and that the paint wasn't even dry when they were boxed up and shipped. Back then they were running three shifts at the Chicago plant (which incidentally was not far from where I grew up, I remember on a good day you could hear the stick lathes going at the plant.)


i did not know that, you learn something new everyday i guess. thanks for the info dude!
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Postby michiganice91 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:27 pm

thats a sexy kit
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Postby king_friday » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:15 am

michiganice91 wrote:thats a sexy kit


thanks a lot man! that really means a lot to me!
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Postby ThePloughman » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:47 am

Nice drums. I like vintage finishes.

Seems like the Vintage Drums forum area here is a very cold house.
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Postby king_friday » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:45 am

ThePloughman wrote:Nice drums. I like vintage finishes.

Seems like the Vintage Drums forum area here is a very cold house.


thanks dude!
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Postby skitch » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:46 pm

ThePloughman wrote:Nice drums. I like vintage finishes.

Seems like the Vintage Drums forum area here is a very cold house.


I don't think that there are many vintage owners on this site....yet.
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Postby amberluvskeithmoon » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:02 pm

Nice set, man....and looks like your havin a blast playin em. Ludwigs are awesome and i always get a great steady sound with em....:)
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Postby king_friday » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:11 pm

thanks you! yeah i love those drums. ludwigs are great
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Postby DrummerZ » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:48 am

lmao i though you meant that you had 68 different ludwigs lol.
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Postby Alan_ » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:52 pm

mmm...old ludwigs. nothing else sounds quite as good to my ears. I bought my '63 white marine pearl kit from my high school spanish teacher for 500 bux back in 1986. I've never had a desire to own a different drumkit.
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Postby badran ghosn » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:52 pm

i like it but the rarest i like is white red green spiral vistalite....
this is one of 3 known original white red green spiral ludwig.its broke my pocket but i like it...all my pals say waw........
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