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Ludwig Classic Maple Salesman 3-Piece Shell Pack

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Created in the 50's and 60's for traveling road reps, the 'Salesman Sparkle' kit was a rare showpiece for Ludwig's rainbow of available finishes. Re-...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic Ludwig kit and color scheme recreated for Patrick Carney.

Created in the 50's and 60's for traveling road reps, the 'Salesman Sparkle' kit was a rare showpiece for Ludwig's rainbow of available finishes. Re-imagined with Classic Maple shells for the modern arena stage by Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney, this Salesman kit reflects the classic styling of the original with modern sonic thunder.

Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through a proprietary Radio Frequency Shell Technology (R.F.S.T.) molding process. Each drum's bearing edge is cut to a 45-degree angle within 1/16" from the outside edge. This edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman's touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.

To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using a process involving their original bladder molds, R.F.S.T.'s unique bonding system -combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the "Ludwig Sound" in every shell they make.

These drums are fitted with Ludwig's renowned Mini-Classic Lugs, suspended A.T.L.A.S Mounts and undrilled virgin bass drum for optimum resonance, Elite Spurs for a stable low-end and Cast Brass Badges.

Snare, cymbals and hardware (and tom stand) sold separately.

  • Bass Drum(s): 20 x 14 in.
  • Tom(s): 12 x 8 in.
  • Floor Tom(s): 14 x 14 in.
  • Snare: Not Applicable
  • Total Pieces: 3
  • Hardware: Not Applicable
  • Cymbals: Not Applicable
  • Shell Material: Maple
  • Construction: 7-Ply
  • Thickness (mm): 6.0
  • Bearing Edge: 45
  • Reinforcement Ring: Not Applicable
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Standard
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish Type: Wrap
  • Country of Origin: United States

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      Comments about Ludwig Classic Maple Salesman 3-Piece Shell Pack:

      I 'phoned to buy what I saw, a 4 piece kit at a high price. I knew the cymbals and hardware are additional, but was told no snare drum included. And nearly two grand? C'mon, Ludwig / MF should be able to sell the set of 4 for that price. I waited half an hour for one unhelpful sales guy who had no clue about the pricing as shown, I got disconnected and emailed back and the sales lady was helpful but had no idea what the cost of a 4 piece would be. She said she would contact Ludwig... I can do that! Why show the picture? I've spent many thousands at MF, was not a very productive or happy experience trying to buy this expensive item...

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