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Old 08-06-2018, 02:17 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:56 PM
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"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.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:39 PM
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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.
And they still didn`t catch up to that guy in Haymarket Square with the white buckets.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:48 PM
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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.
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!
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:47 PM
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Ya, the 3ply shells with the rounded over edges and it's not just the sound but the feel. I absolutely love Ludwig drums.

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Old 08-09-2018, 04:29 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:24 PM
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Hey Robyn, haven't seen you here in awhile.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:40 PM
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Hey Robyn, haven't seen you here in awhile.
oh i sneak in every once in a while and look around. gotta keep an eye on you guys ya know, lol.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:20 AM
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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 ..
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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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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