Vintage 1967 Ludwig Sparkling Red Pearl Super Classic Drum Kit
Rack Tom – Great condition. The odd ding in the otherwise smooth, rounded batter bearing edge. Clear lapping. White Felt Baseball Bat Damper, nice and smooth. Tidy hoops, although the batter looks almost new and isn’t original. The Luddy batter head on this drum is pretty worn. It tunes up easy of course with those lovely round bearing edges though so we wouldn’t change these heads unless you have to. Solid tom arm box which doesn’t choke the drum when mounted either! This drum sings. Faded but just about readable date stamp ‘DEC 17 1966’. Serial number #248643. Ready to go.
Floor Tom – Great condition. Similar to the rack tom. As mentioned above, the odd scuff, plus the one mentioned above. Everything else about this drum is great. Original egg-shell interior and wrap, tidy, original rounded bearing edges, clear lapping etc.. The date stamp on this drum is again faded but we can make out, ‘JUN 5 1967’. Knowing that factory outfits can be up to two years apart in terms of date stamps, this drum chimes with that fact. Original Luddy reso head but new Ambassador Coated batter head. Solid floor tom boxes, original legs, serial number #513983. Boom’n!
Bass Drum – Great condition. Much the same as the other two drums. A few dings on the top of the drum, tiny bit of wear of the t-rods, but again, this drum is tidy. As mentioned above, the hoops have been touched up and the batter head has a few dings in it. After that, again, we can just talk about the good! Original egg-shell interior, clear lapping, solid spurs and rail, tidy bearing edges. Sadly, no date stamp but this is a factory kit. The serial is digits away from the rack tom so this was likely made at the same time. Serial number #248949. Another thump’n tub!
- 13″ x 9″ 1966 Ludwig Sparkling Red Pearl Rack Tom #248643 (stamped ‘DEC 17 1966’)
- 16″ x 16″ 1967 Ludwig Sparkling Red Pearl Floor Tom #513983 (stamped ‘JUN 5 1967’)
- 22″ x 14″ 1966 Ludwig Sparkling Red Pearl Kick Drum #248949 (no visible date stamp)
This kit is a belter. We have been blessed with some beautiful drum kits recently. These old Ludwigs all sound different but this one has the most classic Ludwig sound of any that we have had recently. We put it down in part to those original heads, closely followed by the tidy bearing edges – a real winning combination. Tidy, good looking and brilliant sounding – these drums are the whole package. Pictures don’t do this one justice – go check out that video on Instagram (adc_drums) to have a proper look …and hear that floor tom RUMBLE!
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***This listing is for shell pack only. No other drums or hardware, other than what is listed above, is included with this lot.***