If you’re in the mood for some vintage gear, or gear that certainly appears vintage, this will be right up your alley. Ludwig has announced they are adding onto their Legacy line with a rendition of the kit Ringo Starr played on The Beatles’ groundbreaking Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1964. Looks pretty nice to me. The only real news here is that Ludwig is releasing the Black Oyster Pearl finish with the Legacy line. I’m not gonna break the bank to get this kit, though.
Ludwig’s Black Oyster Pearl drum finish made a well-televised debut on the Ed Sullivan Show with Ringo Starr and started a phenomenon. In the spirit of the original “Ringo Kit”, Ludwig is proud to present the Liverpool 4 in Original Black Oyster Pearl finish.
The Liverpool 4 hosts the configuration and 3-ply shell heard most on the timeless recordings of yesterday, and is the first Legacy kit to feature standard-sized Classic lugs along with a new Rail Consolette tom mount. The first 100 sets will feature Ludwig’s 100th Anniversary badge on each drum, making them another benchmark in the classic Ludwig timeline. MSRP on the drums is $4285, stands not included.
“Ludwig drums have been the industry standard since 1909 and the tradition and quality continues on today better than ever with a sound that could only be Ludwig”, said Kevin Packard, Director of Marketing, Combo Percussion.