Following that late-’60s Ludwig, here’s another desirable Luddy from a few years later.
At the end of the ’60s Ludwig was riding high, ‘The Most Famous Name On Drums’, when the company made a couple of significant changes. Out went the classic gold keystone badge to be replaced by a big bold and modern blue-and-olive badge. And the shells changed from African mahogany, painted white on the inside, to American maple, with clear sealed interiors.
Our kit belongs to Derbyshire drummer Graham Pratt. Graham originally bought it as a three-piece Super Classic without a snare.
He says, “I’ve had it just over 10 years. I used to be in a big soul band in Manchester and I used a Sonorlite kit. But I wanted a Super Classic and a mate who buys and sells came along with it, so I grabbed it. The kit came from the UK. I have all the Hercules stands that go with it and a proper Ludwig stool with ‘Ludwig’ stamped in the seat.”