How do I identify my Ludwig drums?
In this article, we’ll be looking at the three best ways to identify a Ludwig: date stamp, serial number/badge style and shell construction. Forenote: The first two means of indication, date stamp and serial number/badge style, are the two most accurate for identifying the correct year of production.
Is Ludwig drums a good brand?
Ludwig is one of the “best drum set brands” because they produce full kits for musicians who demand pro-level sound and functionality. They make snare drums, hardware, and some of the best-sounding shells you’ll ever hear!
When did Ludwig stop making drums in Chicago?
Ludwig Drums: A Move Away from Home In 1981, William F. Ludwig II retired and the Ludwig drum name was sold yet again – this time to The Selmer Company. This culminated in a huge operations shift in 1984 (the 75th anniversary of Ludwig production) as they moved from their home in Chicago to Monroe in North Carolina.
What is a Ludwig Supraphonic?
Performance-proven, the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, Ludwig Supraphonic is the snare choice of the pros. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack.
Which Ludwig drums are made in USA?
The NeuSonic is a new mid-range offering from Ludwig, crafted in the company’s Monroe, North Carolina, factory. The drums feature blended Maple and Cherry shells, lightweight hardware, tough formica finishes, and are available in two three-piece shell packs.
Are vintage drums worth it?
As mentioned above, vintage drums definitely have a particular vibe, and not only do they sound good, look stunning and have their individual charm. Yet, it’s important to research and know the right (or best) decade for the brand you’ve got your eyes on in terms of sound, build quality, hardware, etc.
Do drum sets have serial numbers?
The overwhelming majority of musical instruments had serial numbers for reasons other than government regulation. It is difficult to believe that drums are so unique that it would require special federal legislation and regulation to force drum manufacturers to use serial numbers.
Where are Ludwig snares made?
Ludwig build’s their high end wooden shells right here in North Carolina.
Is a Ludwig Supraphonic worth it?
Lately I’ve been gigging with a Ludwig 14 x 6 1/2 Supraphonic snare drum. With the case, it was almost $700. It was worth every penny and sounds great for the rock and blues gigs on my calendar. Plus, it really feels good that I’m not the only one who thinks so.
What snare drum did John Bonham use?
Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 snare drum
The Legendary Bonham Snare The performance-proven Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 snare drum was the first choice of legendary drummer John Bonham and can be heard on most of Led Zeppelin’s classic recordings.
What is my drumset worth?
In general you can expect a used drum set to be worth 20 percent of what it was brand new depending on the model year. Vintage drums are the one major exception to this rule.