Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ludwig Remakes the Club Date set!

I've been seeing these things for a while now, so I thought I'd do a post on them. Ludwig seems to have remade the classic "Club Date" set, which as you can see below looks pretty darn awesome! The club date was a popular setup in the 50s and 60s for ludwig, and you can see many legendary jazz players from back in the day playing these kits.

These kits feature the same single lug design that made the old club dates stand apart from the other Ludwigs. They are pretty true to form of the originals, with the exception of a modernized free floating tom mount, which is probably a good idea.

They're reasonably priced at around $800 and come in awesome looking sparkle finishes and come in 3 different shell configurations, an 18/12/14, 20/12/14 (my personal favorite) and a more standard 22/13/16. Combined with Ludwig's new line of flat based stands, these drums look classy as hell. The shells are made of 6 ply Cherry/Gumwood, and have oldschool roundover bearing edges.

For some odd reason Ludwig does not feature these kits on their website, but it seems like they're a little slow in catching up with their site sometimes. Anyway, I'd love to have one of these myself, click on any of the pics to see the prices and options they're going for.

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