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Old 06-25-2018, 08:32 AM
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Default Ludwig Smorgasborg Project Kit

About 4 years ago I acquired a set of 6 ply Ludwig shells 22/13/16. They looked to be originally natural wood (maple) finish. Someone had ripped off all the hardware and slopped some kind of walnut stain all over them ... pitiful. I didn't want them because I knew it would be a lot of work and I'd end up investing more money in them than I could ever get back when the time come to sell ... but it's a labor of love and for 40 bucks I just couldn't walk away.

Found the WFL 6 1/2 X14 pioneer snare on ebay for $125 - shell dated May 57 with a bad paint job. I eventually pieced together all of the hardware I needed. Got the Ludwig ST mounting and FT leg hardware on a deal from a guy on Reverb. A guy named Rudy I met at the Chicago drum show last year give me a good deal on the tom hoops, BD and tom lugs, spurs + mufflers. I had some WFL nickel and chrome BD claw hardware that I used. Plus a few other parts and details here and there.

My daughter is an artist who does a lot of "tattoo type" artwork I find interesting. I just kind of turned her loose on the shell artwork. I think it grows on you and I like it.

I still need a Ludwig blue olive badge for the FT and need to reinstall the beat up original BD badge but other than that I'm pretty much done. Still have more invested than it's worth but it's been a fun project and has kept this old man busy for awhile.

Drum Doug

What do you guys think ? All positive and negative comments appreciated - you won't hurt my feelings ;-)
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:02 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Smorgasborg Project Kit

Very nice , I love it when you free up a artist , here’s a prime example ! good going tell here awesome .....
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:36 AM
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I think the whole job was well done by both you and your daughter. I like the artwork, its very 60's to me.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:55 PM
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WOW!! Those are Beautiful drums GREAT JOB you two
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:38 PM
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Those are cool ! Nice job.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:19 PM
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Cool Re: Ludwig Smorgasborg Project Kit

Awesome!! One of a kind!!

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Old 06-25-2018, 11:10 PM
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Fantastic! That's a one-of-a-kind drum kit, and a wonderful project to share with your daughter. Well done.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:12 PM
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Unique and well done!!!
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:41 AM
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Fantastic! The great artwork truly makes this set unique. A refreshing alternative to rewrapping. (I hope she was paid well!)

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Old 06-26-2018, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Smorgasborg Project Kit

Super cool kit! Your daughter should consider taking on more drum painting jobs. I have considered turning an artist loose on the North kit I’ve been working on, crazy looking shells that already look funky might be awesome with a paint job like that.
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