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Mspartacus 01-09-2010 03:28 PM

Ludwig Rockers
Hey Ludwig Guys! I need some help. I found a red Rockers kit in decent shape. 22, 12, 13, 16, no snare, Black and white rounded badges, no hardware. All drums are in good shape and it includes the tom tree. Does anyone know what shells they were using for these and if they are worth buying? Looks like I can get them for $300. Sounds good to me... Ludwig Guys, your thoughts??? Bowing

Webmaster 01-09-2010 04:23 PM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
Here is all of the history to help you confirm what they are

Ludwig Rockers

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Mspartacus 01-10-2010 07:52 AM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
Thanks David, that information was very helpful. So, it looks like what I'm looking at is a Rockers II kit in a red wrap with the rounded black and white badges with the "Rockers style" lugs. It looked like the Rockers kit (as opposed to Rockers II) came with Classic lugs. So again, it's the 4 pieces, drums appear to be in decent shape, all original heads are still on them, except there are layers of hardened masking tape on the heads! Due to this fact, I can't really get a good appreciation for their sound until I get some new heads on them. Any comments? Does anyone own a set and do they sound decent? I now that these were a more budget line product, but it seems to me that much of the budget stuff from days past is like gold today. So, what do you guys think... Are these worth picking up, or should I move on? I have a lonely B/O rounded badge acrolite snare that is lonely over here... and a couple of pointy badge supras for that matter.Excited

Ludwig-dude 01-10-2010 08:09 AM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
The drums are good sounding, much better than most of yesterday and today's budget drums. They have that Ludwig sound. You won't be disappointed.

norman931 01-10-2010 12:51 PM

Re: Ludwig Rockers

Originally Posted by Ludwig-dude (Post 53180)
The drums are good sounding, much better than most of yesterday and today's budget drums. They have that Ludwig sound. You won't be disappointed.

Agreed. I had a 5-piece set, and they sounded great. My only issue was the wrap, which was a fake (and fragile) chrome-over-wood on my set. I'm sure the other wraps are much better.

Mspartacus 01-10-2010 11:44 PM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
Thanks Guys, I appreciate the feedback. So here's the scoop... I went to see the guy today and asked if we could negotiate the price. Without much haggling, HE suggested $200. I walked out with a big smile on my face. The drums are in decent shape, with some scuffs here and there... a player's kit for sure. So... good deal? I'll snap some pics for you once I get them all prettied up!

P.S. Any suggestions for head choices? I'll be reskinning them soon after I get them set up.

Ludwig-dude 01-11-2010 06:38 AM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
Head choicce is subjective and depends on the style of music you play....with that said, you can't go wrong with a set of coated ambassadors....good all-around head.

eamesuser 01-11-2010 05:50 PM

Re: Ludwig Rockers
Great price ,good kit,I have a Standard/rockers kit,I HAVE RUN CLEAR PINS,white amb, and aquarian vintage on the batter side,with clear ambs on reso, All three worked well, I found that these drums were a little harder to get in the high tuning ranges than other kits I have owned,I could get them there but it required a lot more tweaking,I had to tune them incremantally by 1/8 and 1/4 turns on the drum key.The pins sounded thuddy,just like you expect,the ambassadors got you into ludwig sound territory,and I got a nice warm/ luddy/old school sound with the modern vintage,and the modern vints were the easiest to tune to the high registers I found,at least for me.Build quality is good,you should be able to drag those around for a lot of years.

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