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    When I bought my ludwig classic maple kit, I bought it as a 3 piece. 14x26, 12x14 and 16x18. I kept searching for a matching 16x16 floor tom to go with it, looking online, calling local drum shops ect... A couple weeks went by of not looking and I figured I would give it another go. I just googled what I was looking for and started looking at images. I found one that had the same badge that I needed and it happened to be for a really old ebay listing that ended, but said unsold.

    So I sent the seller a question, asked if he just happened to still have it because it went unsold. He said no and I went on about my business. The next day I went into the music store where I bought the drums and was telling the guy that sold them to me I thought I had found a floor tom. He's like, that was you that sent me a message on ebay? So at that point, he told me that was the original 16x16 that came with my kit and he knew who had it. After a couple phone calls, I got it!

    I can't say enough how much I love these huge drum sizes. They are all cannons.




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    What are the odds of that? Very lucky find! It must be nice having a true bonham kit. Beautiful! Some day I'll own one.
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    That's an awesome story! Awesome drums, too. I'm dedicated to getting one of my Ludwig kits completed for a big outdoor jam in mid-August. It will be 14x28, 10x14 and 14x16, all with the long "mach" lugs. I'd love to find a 16x18, but I can't even afford the bare shell for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    What are the odds of that? Very lucky find! It must be nice having a true bonham kit. Beautiful! Some day I'll own one.
    Thanks! I was very surprised finding the exact one. I wish I could say it's a true Bonham kit, but it's not, just an off the shelf kit built with his sizes. That being said, I have always been a big fan of gold sparkle so I am glad I found this kit instead of green sparkle, stainless or amber vistalite.

    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    That's an awesome story! Awesome drums, too. I'm dedicated to getting one of my Ludwig kits completed for a big outdoor jam in mid-August. It will be 14x28, 10x14 and 14x16, all with the long "mach" lugs. I'd love to find a 16x18, but I can't even afford the bare shell for one.
    Thanks! Your kit is going to be nice when you get it done, especially with that 28" kick! I definitely want to see pictures when you get it all put together!

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    Very lucky find and great looking kit!

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    That is a cool set of drums..........I also love the old gold sparkle kits...........did you buy those after 1998 ?
    (I think) The Bonham green sparkle kit would have been a 3-ply, like the Legacy shell ?
    Either way, I like the sound of the Ludwig Classic Maples; I can show you a few takes from Yes albums wherein Alan White has some great sounding (CM) toms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Very lucky find and great looking kit!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    That is a cool set of drums..........I also love the old gold sparkle kits...........did you buy those after 1998 ?
    (I think) The Bonham green sparkle kit would have been a 3-ply, like the Legacy shell ?
    Either way, I like the sound of the Ludwig Classic Maples; I can show you a few takes from Yes albums wherein Alan White has some great sounding (CM) toms.
    Yes they are quite a few years newer than 1998. As far as I know and I could very easily be wrong, I was under the assumption that all the Bonham kits were 6 ply classic maple. Like I said though, I could be wrong. I bet if they did have a legacy 3 ply Bonham kit though it would be a absurd amount of money.

    I have a 3 ply kit with clear interior shells, all same sizes except a 24x14 kick, I am in the middle of a re wrap. Now that I love this 14x26 so much, I will probably hunt down one of those in 3 ply to match. It's going to be turquoise sparkle wrap.

    If you have some videos, throw them up here. I would live to hear them!

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    great looking set. liked the story
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    Quote Originally Posted by campbellj25 View Post
    Yes they are quite a few years newer than 1998. As far as I know and I could very easily be wrong, I was under the assumption that all the Bonham kits were 6 ply classic maple.
    If you have some videos, throw them up here. I would live to hear them!
    The reason I asked about 1998 is that was supposedly the introduction of the Ludwig Classic Maple; Bonham was gone in 1980.

    One great example of White's classic maple sound:
    Go to youtube..................in the search box type in "can you imagine yes"

    Turn it up................it is a short song from the album MAGNIFICATION...............recorded in very high quality hi-fi with a symphony.
    This song was written by Squire and he sings the lead...............White enters in about half way through and his drums sound completely awesome.
    Tell me if you like it.
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    Great story !! I love it when it all comes together . Beautiful looking kit by the way .

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    Congrats!

    I know how you feel. I never thought I'd find a 16x16 floor to match my Downbeat kit identically, unless I bought a complete 1964 Super Classic kit. After 3 years of searching , it appeared and I jumped on it.

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    That's awesome. Congrats on the find.. I've been looking for a matching 14" floor tom for my Silverstars ever since I bought them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
    Congrats!

    I know how you feel. I never thought I'd find a 16x16 floor to match my Downbeat kit identically, unless I bought a complete 1964 Super Classic kit. After 3 years of searching , it appeared and I jumped on it.

    That is a great looking kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    That's awesome. Congrats on the find.. I've been looking for a matching 14" floor tom for my Silverstars ever since I bought them.
    Don't give up on the search, you will eventually find one!

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    I search every week for my Yamaha Maple Custom lol

    and I had searched every day for my PDP till I finally found what I needed.

    Nice work! Great Kit!
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    It took me almost a year to find a 12x14" rack tom with the same factory wrap in Pearl's Flash Yellow. I dropped it down next to the 16x16 floor tom. I share the joy in finding rare or hard to find add ons.


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    ^worth the wait. Looks great
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    That is just a bad azz kit right there love the color too.
    Conrad

    Drum set: CB700 8,10,12,13,14,15 and 16 concert tom 12,13,14 toms. 14X14 16X16 ft. 14X20 bds. 5 1/2 X14 wood snare Zildjian ride hats and crashes. Wuhan china. Looking for and 14X20 Bd mark series round lugs Metallic blue or two 14X22 bass drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    ^worth the wait. Looks great
    Thanks Spaz!

    Quote Originally Posted by CB700 View Post
    That is just a bad azz kit right there love the color too.
    Thanks CB700!

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    Awesome story, congrats on the find! Great looking kit as well.
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