Now THIS is cool. As part of their 100th anniversary celebrations, Ludwig is releasing a gorgeous stainless steel kit. Every kit will be fashioned by Ronn Dunnett, owner of Dunnett Classic Drums, who knows a thing or two about making metal drums. Too bad they’re only making 100 of them. I’d love to get one.
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.
Source: Harmony Central
As “the most famous name on drums” moves into its 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Drum proudly announces the limited collaboration Ludwig Corey Miller Signature Element Drum Kit. These special edition inaugural kits will only be available for a short time at select Ludwig dealers, and have a sound that is as dangerous as their look.
These drums feature the flash of world-renowned tattoo artist Corey Miller who is a true representation of the relationship tattoos have with Rock and Roll. Having entered the world of tattooing as a 15-year -old hoodlum punk rock drummer, Corey began his professional tattoo career at age 20 at Fat George’s Tattoo Gallery in LaPuente, California. Taking cues from famed artists such as Jack Rudy, Filip Leu and Suzanne Fauser, Corey’s stunningly realistic tattoo art have taken him all over the world, and made him one of the most sought-after purveyors of ink in modern times.
Moving into the company’s 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Drum Co. proudly introduces new Centennial Series Maple Drums. An to answer the demands of today’s touring drummer, Centennial Series Drums start with 6-ply (toms and floor toms,) and 8-ply (snare and bass drums) North American Maple shells. Augmented with Ludwig’s new Classic Micro-Lug, Vibra-band mounting system on toms, and 2.3mm drum hoops, Centennial Series presents the road-worthy player with new ways to expand their spectrum of tone.
Bart Elliott and the folks over at the Drummer Cafe have recently posted up a WONDERFUL written and video tribute to William F Ludwig II who just passed away.
The Ludwig legacy began in 1909 when William F. Ludwig Sr. and uncle, Theobald Ludwig, created the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company. The company was originally built around a bass drum pedal that the two brothers had invented for the working professional drummer. And by the 1920’s the Ludwig Drum Company had became the world’s largest drum manufacturing company.