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Ludwig 22/13/16" Drum Set - 50s WMP Trans Badge
This is an excellent kit and a rare one! This is a Ludwig late 50s (circa 1959) transition badge drum set. 9x13, 16x16, 14x22 in White Marine Pearl. Fantastic 3 ply mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells with those rounded bearing edges for fat, warm sound. The hardware is nickel. We did an extensive cleaning project on this one, check out the video above to see this and fast forward to the end if you want to hear the kit. We tuned the kit in a higher tuning for the video to show the remarkable range of these sets. Even with the mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells with rounded bearing edges that are mostly associated with mid-to-lower tuning, the kit sings beautifully even in higher tuning. Normally you'd expect rounded edges to cut the resonance and create a narrower tuning range given the amount of wood-to-head contact, but you can hear the beauty and clarity of the higher tuning. A true tribute to the wonderful shell construction at Ludwig during this era. Tough sets to find and a beautiful all original kit, don’t miss it!