Each month Rhythm Magazine tracks-down and checks-out vintage gear in order to marvel at a bit of drum-making history.Here we have two classic kits from Ludwig...
Last year’s UK National Drum Fair threw up a broader-than-ever selection of vintage kits, none more magnificent than this complete Ludwig Blue Note.
Essex drummer and ex-fireman Steve Roots is the proud owner and he says, “The Blue Note was first seen in the 1959 Ludwig catalogue and made its last appearance in 1971.
“Mine came via eBay from a dealer in Denver, USA, in October 2003. I bid £1600 and got it. The serial numbers on all the keystone badges are close and all the shells are dated inside, July 1969.”