Ludwig Still Going Strong !
by Boone Hawks
(St. Pete, FLA, U.S.A.)
Hi, Boone Hawks here.
I've been a devoted Ludwig drummer since 1969. I've tried other drum companies along the way but always returned to Ludwig. I kept notice of drums and drumming trends and Ludwig would usually be the first with new innovations that mattered and that would stand the test of time.
William F. Ludwig Sr:
William F. Ludwig Jr. & his son William F. Ludwig III stayed on top of things making Ludwig drums world famous and very sought after.
The company is over 100 years old and along with its subsidiaries, produce many fine percussion instruments.
My 1985 Ludwig Rocker kit will kick the pants off just about any set, remained perfectly round & true and they've been on the road for 25 years, refinished 3 times and the chrome is still good.
When other drummers play my kit, they say "I get to play a set of Ludwigs", Ludwig drums are the top dogs in the business.
Ludwig's new line: Accent CS drums:
I saw the new Ludwig Accent CS drums on line. I wondered how they compared to Ludwig's top dollar Classic line? So, I went over to my local big music store and they were.
The kits were all set up and looked Great! The finishes were cool, the chrome bright and they were LUDWIGS. I waited until the store cleared out a little and tried 2 of the kits after tuning them a little.
My opinion: Great! They sounded pretty close to the Classic line, I would recommend them to anyone in or about all situations, live, studio & road work.
I'm an old geezer now (55 years) and used to the way things were. The only thing that stands out as funny to me are the small lugs, the oval badges & what's up with the rack tom holder?
Try 'em, Buy 'em, Love them....They're Ludwigs !
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