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Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums

Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums

Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums
This is a very unusual drum kit that might be called “vintage” in the vernacular of today. I cannot determine the exact date of manufacture, but this much I do know. In 1997, the previous owner attempted to make his own set of electronic drums, well before Roland, Yamaha or any other brands attempted this. Instead of using the rubbery bounce of tiny practice pads, he used an actual functioning Ludwig kit and adapted it with MIDI triggers i. Sensors installed inside the drum shell and wired to exit via 1/4 cable jacks that he installed in the wall of the shells. After the triggers and wiring were installed, he then filled the remaining space inside all drums (except the snare drum) with thick foam. The quarter inch female outlet jacks were then connected via male quarter inch mic plugs to a mixer of some sort either in mono or stereo and whenever the drum was struck, the impact would be picked by the triggers and immediately relayed to a preset drum mixer or directly connected to the sound board and speaker system. I don’t know if he used his own speakers for the drums only or if he ran them directly into the master P. There might have been a primitive audio effects device or filter somewhere in the line, but if there was, I don’t have it now. This eliminated the need for using exterior microphones on the 3 toms and the bass drum. Very unusual and daring for its time. I added it to my collection and put it in storage and never played it myself of used it when performing in a band. Upon further examination and after taking apart two of the 4 “wired” drums, I believe that it is still working. It has been sitting –unused– for 15+ years. The shells and rims are in excellent condition (note that there are two holes for the 1/4 jacks drilled in the shells of all drums except the snare). And because this drumset is very collectible and probably exceeds 50 years in age, I would rate the overall condition of the set as excellent and extremely collectible. Here are the pertinent details. There are Ludwig Keystone badges on all toms and bass –see photos. Bass is 22″ X 14″ with REMO ebony pinstripe head on front and white REMO head on backside. Two identical mounted toms are 13 in diameter and they mimic the REMO black heads on the batter surface and white heads on the bottom. The floor tom is 16″ X 16″ and also has a black REMO head on the surface and white on the underside. The snare is 14″ X 6″ and as near as I can tell, it is not a Ludwig product. I don’t know who made the snare, there is no label plate– but it is in good shape and the blue sparkle closely matches the Ludwig tones. Under stagelighting the differences would be indiscernible. Both the top and bottom heads of the snare are clear, but if you like, I will provide a coated REMO WeatherKing Ambassador batter head at no additional cost. The drum kit does include bass drum spikes/spurs, floor tom legs and a double tom mount on the bass drum along with a WFL Ludwig snare stand. There is no bass drum pedal, cymbals or cymbal stands included with this kit. The batter heads all look to be in like-new condition with little use. It is a band road case for touring and is extremely heavy duty. Contact me with more questions or if you are in the Minneapolis area, to make an appointment to see the Ludwig Blue Sparkle vintage collectible set. The item “Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums” is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits”. The seller is “findawg03″ and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Size: 22″, 13″, 16″ 14″
  • Model: Est. mid to late 60’s Classic Model
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • With Bag: Case Extra
  • Product Line: WFL Classic
  • Material: Maple
  • Number of Pieces: 5
  • Type: Electronic Drum Sets
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Modification Description: This is a very unusual drum kit. The previous owner made his own set of electronic drums, using this acoustic Ludwig kit and adapted it with MIDI triggers/sensors installed inside. READ DETAILS BELOW
  • Hardware Material: Chrome
  • Brand: Ludwig
  • Shell Material: Maple
  • Skill Level: Professional – or – Collector
  • Items Included: Floor Tom, Kick Tom, (2) Mounted Toms and snare

Ludwig Vintage Blue Sparkle Drum set, extremely collectible, electronic drums