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    I have wanted one since the late 80's I hadn't seen one in person since the late 90's. This one crossed my path and fortunately I was in a position to jump on it.

    It arrives in 36 hours, and I am pumped!

    Ayotte 5 pc. (10,12,14,16,20) Copper Sparkle lacquer finish, "Ray Era", 2nd owner, never been gigged, nearly mint.....

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    Ayotte Custom "Ray Era" w/Wood Hoops Copper Sparkle (10,12,14,16, 20)
    DW Rack

    1964 Ludwig Downbeat Black Diamond Pearl (12,13,14,16,20)
    ALL of its Original Hardware

    Ludwig Stainless Steel "Bop" (12,14,18)

    Ludwig 1947 Standard Deluxe w/Art Gold hardware 3ply Maple 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM470 Auditorium 3ply Mahogany 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM908P Jazz Festival 3ply Mahogany 5.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1964 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1968 LM410 Super Sensitive 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1969 LM404 Acrolite 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1976 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1977 LM401 Lacquered Brass Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1978 LM405 NYC Bd of Ed Acrolite w/factory Imperial Lugs 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1984 LB552 75th Anniversary Engraved Bronze 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1990s LM404 Black Galaxy Acrolite 10 Lug w/Silver Monroe Keystone 5 x 14
    Ludwig 2010 LB417BT Engraved Black Beauty 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 2017 LB402B COB Supraphonic Copper Hardware 6.5 x 14
    DW Collectors 3mm Cast Bell Brass 5.5 x 14
    DW/Craviotto 2000 Steam Bent Solid Cherry 5.5 x 14

    Zildjian As and A Customs

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    Man, great find. I'm salivating over that hardware! Now, I want one!
    - Tom

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    Wow! Congrats Rotarded!
    Haven’t heard or seen an Ayotte in a long time. Not even at the drum show.

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    Gorgeous looking kit, congrats on finding it!
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x6.5 Masters Studio Birch Snare
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Sabian 22" AA Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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    those kits look sooooo awesome!!! I follow a guy on youtube with one and it sounds nice.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor |5pc PDP Concept Maple Classic | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    WOW, that's an awesome kit!!
    Sam
    Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute|Tama Starclassic Birch|Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga|Gretsch Renown|Yamaha Power V|7 Snares

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    Good going, man. That looks fabulous.
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    _____________________________________________
    Ayotte Custom "Ray Era" w/Wood Hoops Copper Sparkle (10,12,14,16, 20)
    DW Rack

    1964 Ludwig Downbeat Black Diamond Pearl (12,13,14,16,20)
    ALL of its Original Hardware

    Ludwig Stainless Steel "Bop" (12,14,18)

    Ludwig 1947 Standard Deluxe w/Art Gold hardware 3ply Maple 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM470 Auditorium 3ply Mahogany 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM908P Jazz Festival 3ply Mahogany 5.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1964 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1968 LM410 Super Sensitive 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1969 LM404 Acrolite 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1976 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1977 LM401 Lacquered Brass Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1978 LM405 NYC Bd of Ed Acrolite w/factory Imperial Lugs 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1984 LB552 75th Anniversary Engraved Bronze 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1990s LM404 Black Galaxy Acrolite 10 Lug w/Silver Monroe Keystone 5 x 14
    Ludwig 2010 LB417BT Engraved Black Beauty 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 2017 LB402B COB Supraphonic Copper Hardware 6.5 x 14
    DW Collectors 3mm Cast Bell Brass 5.5 x 14
    DW/Craviotto 2000 Steam Bent Solid Cherry 5.5 x 14

    Zildjian As and A Customs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
    The eagle has landed.....
    That’s one small step for man.....One giant leap for Rotarded!

    Wow, looks incredible!
    What a collection also! Beautiful .

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    ohhhhh myyyyyy loooorrdddd that is sexy.
    Great pickup!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor |5pc PDP Concept Maple Classic | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    Wow to the wowwee!

    Stunning, any way you look at them. Those are so cool! Enjoy those bad boys!
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    Spent the last 4 days retooling the rack set-up, and a new BD head. I'm working 400 miles from my Home/Band/Drum Cave, so this has been somewhat of a distraction, and a logistical challenge, until the gigs start up again.
    Reduced the visual impact and the weight of the rack by losing 6 feet of 1.5" tubing, 5 rack clamps, and reducing the cross tube to 3/4".
    I am not a fan of 4"+ ports on a bass drum head, plus I run an internal mic setup, so I nixed the old one and got a new head and cut 6 small peripheral ports. Thanks to a vinyl cutter we have in the office, I have new logos/graphics on the bass head as well.

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    That’s a nice looking kit. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the copper hardware on the Ludwig snare.

    Did you get the hardware platted, or was that something Ludwig made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -bongos- View Post
    That’s a nice looking kit. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the copper hardware on the Ludwig snare.

    Did you get the hardware platted, or was that something Ludwig made?
    Modern COB 402 that I put copper plated hardware on. The hardware was sourced from a drum builder who had it plated for a project that fell through.

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    That kit is sexy as hell
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x6.5 Masters Studio Birch Snare
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Sabian 22" AA Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
    Spent the last 4 days retooling the rack set-up, and a new BD head. I'm working 400 miles from my Home/Band/Drum Cave, so....
    400 miles?? Damn, what's that all about?

    Gorgeous kit!
    - Tom

    Everyone loves FREE... like this free drum forum. But like your car and even your drums, they require upkeep and maintenance and that requires money.

    Will you consider Shopping at Drum Bum to help support this forum?

    Or make a donation here.



    I know from working with Drum Bum through the years, that this forum is costly to run. It requires server fees, hosting, ongoing moderation, advertising, software upgrades, security certificates and IT work when it breaks. All in addition to the expenses that come from running a business. These costs are offset (hopefully) by members that click through to Drum Bum to make a purchase now and then, if not make a contribution to help keep it running.

    On behalf of Drum Bum, thank you for your consideration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    400 miles?? Damn, what's that all about?
    Long story, short version. Home is Ohio. Offered dream job by friend of 20 years, in No. Virginia. Work/live in his large and heavily decked out bachelor pad of a house. No schedule, no expenses. Still have house and band in Ohio. Just commute when I have to.
    Last edited by Rotarded; 05-22-2020 at 07:10 PM.

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    sure look nice! if i played wood hoop drums i'd probably hit more hoop than head unfortunately
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    Very nice kit, I've never played an Ayotte before, I'd love to take it for a test drive!

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    Worth the bump up. Wow!! The thin cross bar is hidden well below the toms! The kit is stunning!

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    Glad your cymbals are more logically located now. Those are beautiful drums! Not to go too off topic but I've been thinking of a remote, or cable hi hat so I can move my 8" tom down to about 9:30/10:00 o'clock off my snare without tube interference. How does that feel? Is it very different than a solid hi hat?

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    Daang that is gorgeous. I think the rack is taking a lot away from it visually but to each his own. Great find congrats!

    Here is snare I would put with it : )
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and HHX Hats, AAX crashes,

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreastbob View Post
    Glad your cymbals are more logically located now. Those are beautiful drums! Not to go too off topic but I've been thinking of a remote, or cable hi hat so I can move my 8" tom down to about 9:30/10:00 o'clock off my snare without tube interference. How does that feel? Is it very different than a solid hi hat?
    Been using it for 7 years. It did require a bit of getting used to, but i switch between regular and remote frequently with my other kits and don't even notice any more.
    Last edited by Rotarded; 08-22-2020 at 09:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post

    Here is snare I would put with it : )
    ???
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    Ayotte Custom "Ray Era" w/Wood Hoops Copper Sparkle (10,12,14,16, 20)
    DW Rack

    1964 Ludwig Downbeat Black Diamond Pearl (12,13,14,16,20)
    ALL of its Original Hardware

    Ludwig Stainless Steel "Bop" (12,14,18)

    Ludwig 1947 Standard Deluxe w/Art Gold hardware 3ply Maple 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM470 Auditorium 3ply Mahogany 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM908P Jazz Festival 3ply Mahogany 5.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1964 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1968 LM410 Super Sensitive 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1969 LM404 Acrolite 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1976 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1977 LM401 Lacquered Brass Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1978 LM405 NYC Bd of Ed Acrolite w/factory Imperial Lugs 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1984 LB552 75th Anniversary Engraved Bronze 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1990s LM404 Black Galaxy Acrolite 10 Lug w/Silver Monroe Keystone 5 x 14
    Ludwig 2010 LB417BT Engraved Black Beauty 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 2017 LB402B COB Supraphonic Copper Hardware 6.5 x 14
    DW Collectors 3mm Cast Bell Brass 5.5 x 14
    DW/Craviotto 2000 Steam Bent Solid Cherry 5.5 x 14

    Zildjian As and A Customs

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    Absolute stunners. Those are going to look amazing under stage lights. Love the lugs and hoops.
    Proudly playing:
    Doc Sweeney Drums
    A bunch of snares
    A bunch of cymbals

    Off-Set double pedals

    I think I love to play the drums simply because you get to hit 'em!!!

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