Designed and Developed by George Lawrence. Edges are fine. IN OUR IL STORE: THE MOST AMAZING ARRAY OF VISTALITE KITS EVER! Purchase with or without the snare. I drove all the way to Savannah only to find he was selling his "black" diamond pearl Ludwigs. Netherlands, Craviotto Sequoia 2750 years old. The 70's blue and olive badge started as rhombus shape with pointed non-continuous lower left and upper right corners. Steve on WFL vintage kit: HERE. The drums tune up well and sound great with single ply coated heads. We have a new Video Program section of our site. Lots of vintage up here already, andLOTS more going in daily with some very cool recent additions! Ludwig Thermo Gloss 5pc Drum Kit Set 12/13/14/16/24" Vintage 1970's $1,499.99 Used - Good Ludwig Classic Maple Gold Sparkle Jazz Bop Drum Kit 14x18_8x12_14x14 +Free Universal Wood 14x6.5" Snare Authorized Dealer $2,539 Brand New Free Shipping 30-Day Return Policy Ludwig Club Date Drum Set 1965 Champagne Sparkle (w/ Set of Bags) $100 price drop See them on our Reverb stores: ILLINOIS: HERE. Ludwig SteveS DRUM Gear & PERCUSSION Fairfield, CA, United States 1970s Ludwig Vistalite Quadra-Plus Drum Set with Single-Color Finish Used - Very Good $1,999 + $250 Shipping It looks like that piece of gear is gone. The rarest set I have ever seen! My friends and family are always on the search also. This beautiful set of Ludwig Bronze Strata Standards was seen by one of my friends on one of those equipment sale pages on Facebook. It is pretty common to see a red and blue in all three types of finishes. EBAY auctions. The much better made American drums were expensive, so Ludwig and also the other big American brands introduced their own less expensive lines in order to compete.The Standards were high quality and utilized the same three ply shells Ludwig used on their premium drums. 1970's LUDWIG BLUE/OLIVE SNARE DRUM HARD SHELL CASE | Musical Instruments & Gear, Percussion, Accessories | eBay! Your donation keeps the lights on at Not So Modern Drummer. See Steve's video HERE. Great review! Those were snare drums, no sets. Up until 1969 the covering was applied to the shell while the wood was still flat, and the covering was "lapped" into the shell. early 1970's Ludwig 16 x 16 floor tom with a thermogloss finish over mahogany. NEWS! He gets to look at a lot of used drums as people want to trade for new gear. Learn More, We understand the importance of online privacy and are committed to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Up to an additional 30% off shop-wideEnjoy weekend savings on Fender, Gretsch, and moreShop now, View similar gear from other sellers on Reverb. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to receive exclusive offers & promotions, news & reviews, and personalized tips for buying and selling on Reverb. Have a great Fall and keep collecting and playing those great vintage drums. This web site is dedicated to the history of vintage drums. I hope it goes to a good home to enjoy as much as I did for 52 years! Since 1988, a treasure trove of info about vintage drums, custom drums & legendary drummers, All rights reserved. Based on your location, we've changed your settings: By clicking Subscribe, I agree to receive exclusive offers & promotions, news & reviews, and personalized tips for buying and selling on Reverb. 5 Drum Sets, This is the finish selection Copyright 2023 Ludwig Drums. Ludwig was very fortunate to get a lion's share of these new younger customers desiring to play the name brand drums that Ringo Starr played with the Beatles. The problem was, did the kids who were buying the drum sets think it was cool, and did the music store owner take a chance placing the finish in his store when he knew a blue or red set would sell.This set is the most common Standard configuration, the S-330 twin tom five piece set. Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. Please check the fields highlighted in red. This site serves to preserve and document drums produced by the Ludwig Drum Company during its Golden Era of the 1960's and 1970's. It's a free reference for drummers and collectors alike. NO WAITING 22 WEEKS! It is managed through MaxWeb Productions, which is the video production division of our business. And now we also have: One of Joe Morello's drum sets. New video for Craviotto Timeless Timber 5.5x14 1 of 1 birdseye/gold and also Timeless Timber Birch 4x14 #12 of 25. Please check the fields highlighted in red. The bass drum is 22X14, floor tom is 16X16, the mounted toms are 13X9 and 12X8. HERE. Check this section out frequently. This is the book for you. Beginning in 1976, the Classic series was made with new molds and a new construction; small (6" and 8") toms were 4-ply and larger drums were 6-ply maple & poplar, with no reinforcement rings. Our exclusive Glacier Blue Ludwig Classic Maple kits are in stock! We have Finishes for WFL Ludwig & Ludwig and The Ludwig Drum Company. Updates will be made often. See the video slideshow, : Amazing AK copper bop kit. Steve's Video Selections page. 1973 Ludwig Catalog. 22 x14 For beginner to advanced players.All Joel Rothman books can be ordered at any music store or through Amazon. . /31/22: IMPORTANT COOL NEWS ABOUT OUR NYC STORE!! Reviews. I'm not sure which would be the most rare, but it could be the bronze. 1970 Ludwig Catalog Flyer for the Mach 4 and Mach 5 Drum Sets. The hardware was lighter, and I suppose cut the cost somewhat. Sounds terrific. In this instance, it was during the attempted wrap restoration on a vintage 1970s Ludwig chrome-over-wood 24" bass drum. The snare drum is a bit different in that it is a 14X5 non chromed aluminum shell with eight classic bowtie lugs. CRAVIOTTO TIMELESS TIMBER SNARE DRUMS FOR SALE, 1. 1. Contact Steve at or by text at 630-865-6849. NYC: HERE. The only example ever to surface, and it is a 71 YR OLD FULL,COMPLETE KIT FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER'S FAMILY. All Rights Reserved, White paint (except for larger, 18" floor toms which were left unfinished), Shell date-stamping started with red ink in 1956 with comparitively large numbers and letters, 1961 and 1962 stamping were still red, but with slightly smaller characters, 1963 shells can be found with either red or black ink stamps, Beginning in September / October 1968; most shells were made with 3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple, Change back to natural finish interior except for the Standard series which changed directly from white paint to granitone. It is much like the Acrolite series. SHOP OUR STORES-ILLINOIS REVERB: HERE FORK'S REVERB:HERE. from the 1976 "The Spotlight Follows Ludwig Drum Outfits" Up to an additional 30% off shop-wideEnjoy weekend savings on Fender, Gretsch, and moreShop now, View similar gear from other sellers on Reverb. Click Here: 12/15/11: THISIS INCREDIBLE! See and buy the kits HERE. Oops, looks like you forgot something. Our website is evolving into a mini media station and the new video sectionis a big part of the website evolutioninitiative. The rail consolette does a wonderful job . All of the remaining Vistalite kits from our initial order are now listed at our IL store Reverb page. 18" kits $2349. Jan 19th: EXCLUSIVE for us with Ludwig: Rose Marine Pearl!! Oops, looks like you forgot something. The only reason I am selling it is because of the noise bothering my neighbors. I truly appreciate a call from someone telling me about a drum set that they saw somewhere. See and buy the kits. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. 3/17/12: Now, Maxwell Drums brings you even MORE custom options for your Craviotto drum set! Ludwig manufactured the hand engraved, black nickel plated shell drum in the 20's. The Black Beauty is prized by both collectors and drummers. $2349 for 12/14/18, plus $599 for optional 5x14 snare. Starcraft drumZ. You can even get a 20% discount from his website: A selection of his books are available for digital download: you teach drums please email Joel:, Lems Cymbal Felts - ultra high quality traditional wool felts. See our exclusive video of this great new innovation from Craviotto: Click Here. By continuing to use Reverb, you agree to these updates, and to our cookie policy. 9/10/22 MAXWELL PRIVATE SALES IN FULL SWING. We talk about the differences in shells, edges and sound quality of the 50s-70s USA drums. Your donation keeps the lights on at Not So Modern Drummer. Or, call us at 212-730-8138 and place an order for one! Prices reflect sales of items in used condition*. READ THE MODERN DRUMMER MAXWELL NESTING KIT REVIEW HERE. She's a looker that's for sure The set sports blue olive badges and the shells are 3 ply with reinforcement rings and clear interiors. Joe Morello's Ludwig drum set and Paiste cymbals, 1. Chicago Collection. Details. Designed and Developed by George Lawrence. Sparkle, Glass Glitter, Pearl, custom, Drum wraps for Roland V-drums & more. 1. Super Classic: 4-ply for all sizes; lighter in weight, billed as having "clean, resonant sound" (same price) (Offered as an option; the Classic shells were still catalogued, described as producing a "deep, powerful" sound), Rocker "9-ply cross-laminated veneers with a maple inner ply", Classic 9-ply maple approx 6mm, all maple Rocker Pro: 7-ply, Birch & Italian poplar, 7mm Rocker Elite: 5-ply, Maple inner and outer plies, Rocker Elite: Maple inside, basswood outside 8-ply 8mm Rocker: Basswood inside, Luan outside, 8-ply, 8.1mm Accent: Phillippine Juniper inside, mahogany outside, 7-ply, 7.2mm. 20" $2499. Louie Bellson's Rogers Set and WMP 5x14 Dynasonic, Joe Segal, Jazz Showcase founder, passes away at 94, Papa Jo Jones 4x14 Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum, Rogers Dyna Prototypes and First Two Drums, SOLD. Which actually has the original heads on it Order at DrumSellers or at Please check the fields highlighted in red. Steve on new Ludwig Legacy Mahogany: HERE. May 8, 2015: Our Maxwell Drums Nesting Kits reviewed in the June issue of Modern Drummer. ), Nearly all shells began to receive interior granitone paint. Far more rare than Top Hat and Cane. . Shell has a few scratches and the hoops have a few small rust spots, but drum is in great playing condition. Steve's Travel Schedule: HERE. Enjoy weekend savings on Fender, Gretsch, and more. Ludwig Acrolite Snare with 1970 date stamp and blue-and-olive pointed badge. Or, call us at 212-730-8138 and place an order for one! All rights reserved. 9/17/13: Billy Gladstone drum set news!HERE. New collection for sale. I added the 13 from the same era Listed: 9 months ago Views: 837 Heads, strainer, muffler and snares all in good shape and working condition. Standards have their own unique triangular shaped badge. These kits with 18" and 20" bass drums are only available through us, and are in stock right now in with 18" BDs in red. selection from the 1982 Ludwig Drum Catalog, This is the finish Standards usually have smooth low mass lugs. We will do a video featuring both of these sets. 1. Mach 5 and Mach 4 Ludwig Drum Sets. Paypal, credit cards, Patreon, Venmo, Cash App, Zellepay and personal checks accepted. 1970 Ludwig Classic Black Panther 2 up 2 down - $1499 This stealthy looking vintage Ludwig kit sports a real unique wrap unlike any other material commonly used to wrap a drum. I have owned this kit since it was new in 1970 and it has never left my music room. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.Learn More. (#314255977917) . HUGE shipment of Ludwig and Gretsch kits has landed in our IL shop. $19.95Want to develop a formidable technique and become a virtuoso drummer? This set is the most common Standard configuration, the S-330 twin tom five piece set. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to receive exclusive offers & promotions, news & reviews, and personalized tips for buying and selling on Reverb. We definitely want to communicate with you. WE NOW USE REVERB FOR ALL ONLINE SALES. It is the finish of a drum that can very well define the drum, as well as the drummer itself. Butch texted me that he was selling his "black" Ludwigs with some other stuff. The rest is history. Someone reading this may know how many of each finish was sold. Color Swatches. The other colors are more rare. 3 ply maple w/ re-rings. 13x9 $336.40 . from the 1981 Ludwig Drum Catalog, This is the finish Ludwig is a manufacturer of percussion products and accessories. Companys like Zickos and Fibes were the first few to give light to these shell concepts. 2/6/21: HERE IN IL: INCREDIBLE CAMCO OAKLAWN 12/12/16/22/22/5x14 ONE OWNER! $19.95Want to develop a formidable technique and become a virtuoso drummer? The great thing about the Standards is the finishes used on these drums were exclusive to these sets.