Ed Shaughnessy honoured at PASIC

Ed Shaughnessy

was honoured by

Ludwig Drums

at a special presentation at the recent


event in Columbus Ohio for his thirty year commitment to Ludwig. During the celebration, Ed was presented a one-of-a-kind Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum extensively hand engraved with Shaughnessy´s well-known caricature (see pictures below).

Jim Catalano, director of marketing for Ludwig/Musser and long-time friend of Ed made the presentation. “Ed´s influence on today´s drummers is legendary", he said. "At a time when television was the single in-home video outlet, Ed provided a clinic to the nation´s drummers and fans every weekday evening on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. It´s hard to imagine any one person having such an effect on drummers and drumming as Ed Shaughnessy did every night. In today fractionalized video market, it´s likely never to be seen again.”

Ed is presented with his special snare drum

The engraved detail in all its side-burned glory!

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.