Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

  1. #1

    User Info Menu

    Default Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

    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


    DW Design Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage Tama Superstar Gretsch Catalina Ash Slingerland

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

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

    Tama and DW hardware

    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom


    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics

  2. #2

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

    It looks brand new....Nice work, amigo.
    Signature here

  3. #3

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

    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

  4. #4

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

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

  5. #5

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

    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 ?)


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •