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johnnyringo 08-06-2018 02:17 PM

Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
We've all heard the horror stories about vintage Ludwig drums. The poor quality control, the wrap going into the shell making a buldge and spotty edges, yet, the drums sound so darn good! How can this be? I'm not sure, but whatever they did, really worked.Cool1Clapping Happy2

wayne 08-06-2018 02:56 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
"Really worked"...some may disagree, but my opinion is they didn,t get technical at all. No laser cuts, waxed edges, exotic wood from Indonesia etc. Its a primitive instrument and basic rules and theory were implemented..The K.I.S.S. theory.

OddBall 08-06-2018 03:39 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
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Originally Posted by johnnyringo (Post 436930)
We've all heard the horror stories about vintage Ludwig drums. The poor quality control, the wrap going into the shell making a buldge and spotty edges, yet, the drums sound so darn good! How can this be? I'm not sure, but whatever they did, really worked.Cool1Clapping Happy2

And they still didn`t catch up to that guy in Haymarket Square with the white buckets.

Ludwig-dude 08-06-2018 04:48 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnyringo (Post 436930)
We've all heard the horror stories about vintage Ludwig drums. The poor quality control, the wrap going into the shell making a buldge and spotty edges, yet, the drums sound so darn good! How can this be? I'm not sure, but whatever they did, really worked.Cool1Clapping Happy2

I'm assuming you are speaking of the original 3-ply shells.......in which case, yes there was all of that, but so was everyone else's at that time.....why did they sound so good? It was the calfskin heads! :D

johnnyringo 08-06-2018 06:47 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
Ya, the 3ply shells with the rounded over edges and it's not just the sound but the feel. I absolutely love Ludwig drums.

robyn64 08-09-2018 04:29 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
ya know Mark, I've often wondered the same thing. but i guess it is because they are so good. love my ludwigs and will never part with them. Ludwig rules in my book.

johnnyringo 08-09-2018 05:24 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
Hey Robyn, haven't seen you here in awhile. flowers2

robyn64 08-09-2018 11:40 PM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
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Originally Posted by johnnyringo (Post 437130)
Hey Robyn, haven't seen you here in awhile. flowers2

oh i sneak in every once in a while and look around. gotta keep an eye on you guys ya know, lol.

drummer123 08-10-2018 05:20 AM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
LOL, Really . I am an old fan of vintage Ludwig drums . I used to have an early 1970s set before. I guess it's only matters on the brand of Ludwig that you get .And the style . The Rocker's set was a good set . Most of the Ludwig drums didn't sound bad . Sound pretty god to me ..

jccabinets 08-10-2018 06:59 AM

Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good
 
Ludwig fan here also. I have owned and played Rogers, Slingerland, Camco, Pearl, Fibes, Apollo and Kent drums but I seem to like the Ludwigs the best.


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