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Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic « Snare drumLudwig LM402 Supraphonic, Snare drum£ 631,- Ludwig KeystoneX 22'' Night Oak « Drum KitLudwig KeystoneX 22'' Night Oak, Drum Kit£ 2.087,- Ludwig LB417 Black Beauty « Snare drumLudwig LB417 Black Beauty, Snare drum£ 883,- Ludwig Vistalite 24'' LTD Tequila Sunrise « Drum KitLudwig Vistalite 24'' LTD Tequila Sunrise, Drum Kit£ 4.175,- Ludwig Atlas Classic LAC16HHDIR « Hi-Hat StandLudwig Atlas Classic LAC16HHDIR, Hi-Hat Stand£ 157,- Ludwig Black Magic LW0713 « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW0713, Snare drum£ 386,- Ludwig Supralite LW0814SL « Snare drumLudwig Supralite LW0814SL, Snare drum£ 270,- Ludwig Atlas Classic LAC21SSDIR « Snare StandLudwig Atlas Classic LAC21SSDIR, Snare Stand£ 101,- Ludwig Atlas Classic LAC35BCSDIR « Cymbal StandLudwig Atlas Classic LAC35BCSDIR, Cymbal Stand£ 101,- Ludwig Atlas Pro LX514AP « Drum BagLudwig Atlas Pro LX514AP, Drum Bag£ 93,- Ludwig Black Beauty LB417BT « Snare drumLudwig Black Beauty LB417BT, Snare drum£ 1.043,- Ludwig Black Beauty LB417KT « Snare drumLudwig Black Beauty LB417KT, Snare drum£ 982,- Ludwig Black Magic LW5514C « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW5514C, Snare drum£ 386,- Ludwig Black Magic LW6514 « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW6514, Snare drum£ 425,- Ludwig Breakbeats LC179X016 Black Gold « Drum KitLudwig Breakbeats LC179X016 Black Gold, Drum Kit£ 452,- Ludwig Classic Maple 14" x 6,5" Gold Sparkle « Snare drumLudwig Classic Maple 14" x 6,5" Gold Sparkle, Snare drum£ 639,- Ludwig Classic Maple MTS Mod22-0P « Drum KitLudwig Classic Maple MTS Mod22-0P, Drum Kit£ 2.870,- Ludwig Club Date USA 20'' Black Gold Duco « Drum KitLudwig Club Date USA 20'' Black Gold Duco, Drum Kit£ 2.383,- Ludwig Copper Phonic LC660 14"x5" « Snare drumLudwig Copper Phonic LC660 14"x5", Snare drum£ 991,- Ludwig Copper Phonic LC661T 14"x 5" Raw « Snare drumLudwig Copper Phonic LC661T 14"x 5" Raw, Snare drum£ 948,- Ludwig Copper Phonic LC663 14"x 6,5" Raw « Snare drumLudwig Copper Phonic LC663 14"x 6,5" Raw, Snare drum£ 1.014,- Ludwig Copper Phonic LC663T 14"x 6,5" Raw « Snare drumLudwig Copper Phonic LC663T 14"x 6,5" Raw, Snare drum£ 974,- Ludwig Grey Sticks/Vintage Logo M « T-ShirtLudwig Grey Sticks/Vintage Logo M, T-Shirt£ 13,05 Ludwig Grey Sticks/Vintage Logo S « T-ShirtLudwig Grey Sticks/Vintage Logo S, T-Shirt£ 13,05 Ludwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo L « T-ShirtLudwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo L, T-Shirt£ 13,05 Ludwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo S « T-ShirtLudwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo S, T-Shirt£ 13,05 Ludwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo XL « T-ShirtLudwig Red Badge/Vintage Logo XL, T-Shirt£ 13,05 Ludwig Slotted Coliseum 14"x 8" Black Cortex « Snare drumLudwig Slotted Coliseum 14"x 8" Black Cortex, Snare drum£ 530,- Ludwig Vistalite14" x 6,5" Tequila Sunrise Snare « Snare drumLudwig Vistalite14" x 6,5" Tequila Sunrise Snare, Snare drum£ 782,- Ludwig Black Magic LW0814C « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW0814C, Snare drum£ 399,- Ludwig Chrome-Over-Brass 14" x 5" Snare « Snare drumLudwig Chrome-Over-Brass 14" x 5" Snare, Snare drum£ 930,- Ludwig Club Date USA 22'' Ruby Strata « Drum KitLudwig Club Date USA 22'' Ruby Strata, Drum Kit£ 1.826,- Ludwig Supraphonic 14" x 6,5" Hammered Bronze Snare « Snare drumLudwig Supraphonic 14" x 6,5" Hammered Bronze Snare, Snare drum£ 1.008,- Ludwig LM400 Supraphonic « Snare drumLudwig LM400 Supraphonic, Snare drum£ 587,- Ludwig Acrophonic LA405K 14''x6,5'' « Snare drumLudwig Acrophonic LA405K 14''x6,5'', Snare drum£ 591,- Ludwig Atlas Classic Cymbal Arm « Cymbal MountLudwig Atlas Classic Cymbal Arm, Cymbal Mount£ 56,- Ludwig Atlas Double Tom Accessory Clamp « Tom MountLudwig Atlas Double Tom Accessory Clamp, Tom Mount£ 64,- Ludwig Atlas Double Tom Stand « Double Tom StandLudwig Atlas Double Tom Stand, Double Tom Stand£ 112,- Ludwig Black Beauty LB416 « Snare drumLudwig Black Beauty LB416, Snare drum£ 854,- Ludwig Acrophonic LA404K 14''x5'' « Snare drumLudwig Acrophonic LA404K 14''x5'', Snare drum£ 561,- Ludwig Breakbeats LC179X025 Red Sparkle « Drum KitLudwig Breakbeats LC179X025 Red Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 452,- Ludwig Supralite LW6514SL « Snare drumLudwig Supralite LW6514SL, Snare drum£ 193,- Ludwig Black Magic LW5514 « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW5514, Snare drum£ 386,- Ludwig Breakbeats LC179X028 White Sparkle « Drum KitLudwig Breakbeats LC179X028 White Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 452,- Ludwig Pocket Kit Black Sparkle « Drum KitLudwig Pocket Kit Black Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 344,- Ludwig Atlas LX614BO « Drum BagLudwig Atlas LX614BO, Drum Bag£ 103,- Ludwig Atlas Standard LAS26CS « Cymbal StandLudwig Atlas Standard LAS26CS, Cymbal Stand£ 70,- Ludwig Black Magic LW0515 « Snare drumLudwig Black Magic LW0515, Snare drum£ 321,- Ludwig L1930 Snare Wires 14" 20 Strands « SnareLudwig L1930 Snare Wires 14" 20 Strands, Snare£ 17,40 Ludwig P-85 « Replacement UnitLudwig P-85, Replacement Unit£ 36,55 Ludwig Pocket Kit Red Sparkle « Drum KitLudwig Pocket Kit Red Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 344,- Ludwig Atlas Classic Flat Base « Hardware SetLudwig Atlas Classic Flat Base, Hardware Set£ 648,- Ludwig Atlas Classic LAC14FPDIR « Bassdrum PedalLudwig Atlas Classic LAC14FPDIR, Bassdrum Pedal£ 196,- Ludwig Atlas Classic LAC25CSDIR « Cymbal StandLudwig Atlas Classic LAC25CSDIR, Cymbal Stand£ 90,- Ludwig Atlas LAC2983MT Arch « Percussion holderLudwig Atlas LAC2983MT Arch, Percussion holder£ 129,- Ludwig Atlas LAP3S5 The Scissor Lift « Cymbal MountLudwig Atlas LAP3S5 The Scissor Lift, Cymbal Mount£ 59,- Ludwig Atlas LAP3S8 The Scissor Lift « Cymbal MountLudwig Atlas LAP3S8 The Scissor Lift, Cymbal Mount£ 66,- Ludwig Atlas LAP3T1 « Cymbal MountLudwig Atlas LAP3T1, Cymbal Mount£ 44,40 Ludwig Atlas LAPAM1 Mount « Percussion holderLudwig Atlas LAPAM1 Mount, Percussion holder£ 53,- Ludwig Atlas LAPSC Stacker Cup « Percussion holderLudwig Atlas LAPSC Stacker Cup, Percussion holder£ 7,60

Ludwig

The history of the legendary Drum Company Ludwig began in 1909 when it was founded by William F. & Theobald Ludwig. In the first year the two not only produced the first shells, but also developed the first pedal.
In 1911 they expanded their product range into the concert percussion sector, presenting the first Ludwig Timpany model. In 1918, Theobald died due to a major influenza epidemic.
Already in the period between 1920 and 1929 Ludwig brought out the balanced action Timpany, the Gold Triumphal Snare Drum and the great Black Beauty Snares , which are among the best known models today and are still sold around the globe. Also as probably "most recorded drum" the small brass drum goes into the history of the music industry.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, William Ludwig Senior sold the company Ludwig & Ludwig to CG Conn in Elkhart. From then on, Ludwig and Leedy, two separate drum brands, were produced in the same factory.
When he regretted the sale William F. Ludwig founded another drum company in 1937 and named it WFL Drum Company in Chicago. His first production facility was at the Ladies Ave. Now he competed with CG Conn's instruments produced under his name.
In 1938, Bill Ludwig Jr., who was later called "The Chief", joined WFL and the year was a complete success as they were able to develop the first Speed ​​King bass drum pedal .
The 40's started off troublesome because of the high metal consumption for weapons and military equipment during the second world war. They compensated for the fact in that they made the hoops and lugs out of of wood and equipped the drums with a rope tensioner.
In 1947, Ludwig took a major step in marketing and published the first drum kit catalog after the war. The cover portrayed one of the greatest drummers of all time - Mr. Buddy Rich
William F. Ludwig took his name or the brand Ludwig again in 1955 and ensured that there was only one supplier for Ludwig Drums.
The next success wave of the drum - builders entered as a Ringo Starr , appeared with his Black Oyster kit and with legendary appearance of the Beatles at the Ed Sullivan Show became a new advertising icon. This was the year 1964, also the year when the Ludwig 400 Supra-Phonic snare was presented and Ludwig Musser Mallet Percussion laid the foundation for becoming market leaders for school instruments.
1968 changed the name of the entire company in Ludwig Industries.
At the beginning of the 70s, other top artists were added, who were the key to the Ludwig Endorser family for Ludwig, and a key figure of the Ludwig Endorser family was John Bonham from Led Zeppelin.
Most of the time he played a Ludwig Vistalite with coloured but transparent Plexiglas, which was presented in 1972.
In 1973, William F. Ludwig Jr. took over the company from his father and became president of Ludwig. Upon his retiral in 1981, he sold everything to the Selmer Company which carries the drum brand.
In 1984, when Ludwig Drums celebrated its 75th anniversary in the music industry, production moved from Chicago to Monroe, NC, where it is still based.
After a few years in which the instruments were only optimized, Ludwig introduced the Classic Maple Series in 1998, which is still considered a guarantee for good sound.
A short time later, Ludwig began to produce a more affordable drum because of the market demand, which of course did not work on the same production area in Monroe.
In 2002, Ludwig merged again, this time with CG Conn and Selmer, which probably brought more movement into it all. In the year 2009, a brand new product catalog and, for the first time, collectors editions came out, for example the Gold Triumphal Snare Drum from the 1920's.
Today, the company Ludwig Drums is still one of the world's market leaders in the drums sector and since 2013 has been offering many products, For example the Breakbeat Kits by Questlove, the Element and Element Birch series, the Legacy Mahogany outfits or the Questlove pocket kit.
All these points give Ludwig the right to their slogan - "The Most Famous Name on Drums"


Artists who play or have played Ludwig Drums are for example:
Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Carmine Appice, Mick Avory, Ginger Baker, Barriemore Barlow, Jason Bonham, John Bonham, Cindy Blackman, Bill Bruford, King Crimson, Genesis, Earthworks, Clive Bunker, Eric Carr, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Cowsill, John Densmore, Mick Fleetwood, , Roy Haynes, Papa Jo Jones, Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Joe Morello, Steve Negus, Ian Paice, Carl Palmer, Questlove, Marky Ramone, Buddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy, Ringo Starr, Roger Taylor, Mick Tucker, (White Ones), Meg White (The White Stripes), and many more.