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    I have a Ludwig floor tom I bought used in 1981 that I believe is a 1976 based on the serial. I added it to my Slingerland set to gig with back then. It's been collecting dust and rust since then until I decided it was a shame for such a nice and rare drum(I don't think 20" diameter by 18" deep was common) to be neglected. I had my friend Pete recut the edges and restore the shell and the lugs and I bought new rims and tension rods. Here are the results. Amazing transformation!
    Before:
    Luddybefore1.jpg
    After:
    LuddyFinished.jpg

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad, Roland PD-85 (x3) and KD9 pads
    Alessis Sample Pad


    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge


    Hardware:
    Tama and DW

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    It looks brand new....Nice work, amigo.
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    Nice! That’s definitely a beast.
    It would go great with my 28,14,16,18 Ludwig project kit!
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    It looks tremendous! I bet it’s a true cannon! I’d love to hear that thing. Great work! Congrats!

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    Nice............and a blue/olive badge dates it too.
    I've played an 18FT many years -- although I love it, it is the most difficult drum (to tune) in my set -- a 20 would be a fun experiment.
    Last time I saw a 20FT in concert, it was played by Lenny White in RTF.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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    That's nicely done! Amazing transformation.

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