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  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE
  • Ludwig VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE

VINTAGE 1965 LUDWIG SUPER BEAT 13/16/20 OYSTER BLUE PEARL W/SUPERSENSTIVE SNARE & HARDWARE

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Take a trip back in time to Thursday, December 23rd, 1965. Dave Clark Five's "Over And Over" is at the top of the charts, The Beatles had just released Rubber Soul three weeks earlier, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is now a year old, and it's the birthday of this here drum kit.
This is an absolutely stunning kit made of the things that people discuss in reverential tones.

Featuring a 14X20" bass drum, 9X13" rack tom, and 16x16" floor tom in blue oyster pearl; all with Ludwig's famous mahogany/poplar/mahogany three-ply shells with solid maple reinforcement rings and white painted interiors. And not only that, but every part on this kit is as supplied from the Chicago factory, all the way down to baseball bat mufflers, and even the original Weathermaster drumheads!
Along with the core of the set comes a Ludwig Supersensitive snare drum. This one is a Ludalloy chrome-over-aluminum shell that has that classic bright-but-not-too-bright, open-but-not-ringy, super articulate sound that works for just about everything. This snare also has a baseball bat muffler, and is original down to the heads and snare wires!

But that's not the end of it... this kit also comes equipped with a full set of 1960s flat-based hardware, including the famous Buck Rogers Model 1520 snare drum stand (the same snare stand Ringo used), Ludwig Speed King, Spur-Lock flat base hihat stand, red-topped throne, rail consolette tom holder, bass drum-mounted cymbal arm, and a Ludwig cowbell complete with the bass drum hoop mount.
AND since we got it, you're getting it too... we also have some original drum sticks, brushes, felt mallets, Allegro cymbal rouge polish, and an unopened, unused bottle of powdered Ludwig chrome cleaner.

The front bass drum head has JM written in electrical tape (which also appears to be 55 years old), the initials of the original owner, who bought the kit new.

But my goodness, this is probably the cleanest 1960s Ludwig kit we've had come into the shop. And we get vintage Ludwigs on a regular basis. Minus the heads and tape residue on the cowbell, this kit looks pretty much brand new. The chrome is spotless, the wrap has no lifting at all (not even on the bass drum hoops!), the finish hasn't faded... These are truly impressive.

The rack tom is the only shell with a date stamp, however, these were purchased together as a kit.
If you're looking for the cleanest possible mid-1960s Ludwig drum kit, look no further, because it doesn't get any better than this!

Serial Numbers:
9X13" #2524503
16X16" #250647
14X20" #
Supersensitive: #243247

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