HOLD #51, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1991 Hammered Aluminum 13×4. 1 of 6. $499

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Hammered Aluminum Piccolo

#51, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1991 Hammered Aluminum 13×4. $499 13×4, SN 3230096 Only 6 made. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $499  

SOLD P8 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Teal Birdseye Maple Prototype 14×8. $599

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Teal Birdseye Maple 8x14

P8 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Teal Birdseye Maple Prototype 14×8. $599 8×14, SN MED031208. Thick Legacy Keystone badge. 20 small classic lugs. Classic Maple shell. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599

SOLD P7 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Red Ripple Vistalite Prototype 14×6.5. $799

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Red Ripple Vistalite

P7 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Red Ripple Vistalite Prototype 14×6.5. $799 6.5×14 SN 3152207. Rounded B/O badge Long lugs. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $799

SOLD P6 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Fiddleback Dark Burst Prototype 14×6.5. $599

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Fiddleback

P6 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Fiddleback Dark Burst Prototype 14×6.5. $599 6.5×14 NSN Gold Hardware. Classic maple shell. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599

P5 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Carpathian Elm Composite Prototype 14×6.5. $599

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Carpethian Elm

P5 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Carpathian Elm Composite Prototype 14×6.5. $599 6.5×14, NSN. Gold hardware. Classic Maple shell. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599

SOLD P4 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Limba Blue Fade Prototype 14×6.5. $599

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Limba

P4 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Limba Blue Fade Prototype 14×6.5. $599 6.5×14 SN 10879(?). Legacy 3 ply shell. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599

SOLD P3 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Limba Wood Black+White Burst Prototype 14×6.5. $595

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Limba Wood

P3 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Limba Wood Black+White Burst Prototype 14×6.5. $595 6.5×14, SN10325. Legacy 3 ply shell. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $595

P2 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2004 Zebrawood Prototype 14×5. $599

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Zebra wood

P2 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2004 Zebrawood Prototype 14×5. $599 5×14 NSN Gold Hardware. Classic Maple shell. A really cool wood finish. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production.  Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599  

SOLD P1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Hammered Brass on Brass Prototype 14×5. $795

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Prototype Brass on Brass

P1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Hammered Brass on Brass Prototype 14×5. $795 5×14 SN 2459 on Oval badge, SN 3443223 on Monroe Keystone badge. This thing shines like a new dime! Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Single click image to … Read More

#4, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1994 Satinwood, Special Edition 14×5. $649

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Satinwood 1994

#4, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1994 Satinwood, Special Edition 14×5. $649 14×5 Special Edition #002. Much less common 4 ply Classic Maple shell. 10 lugs. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $649

LE11, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2009 Millennium Kirchler 1930 Standard Re-issue 14×5. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Kirchler 1930 Standard Re-issue

LE11, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2009 Millennium Kirchler 1930 Standard Re-issue 14×5. $1,995 5×14, Less than 50 made. Built and engraved by Adrian Kirchler in Italy. Kirchler also built the 100th Anniversary Triumphal snares for Ludwig. Beautiful! Single click image to enlarge. PRICE:$1,995

LE7, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2004 95th Ann. Engraved Black Beauty. 1 of 1. 14×6.5. $2,795

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 95th Anniversary Engraved black Beauty

LE7, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2004 95th Ann. Engraved Black Beauty. 1 of 1. 14×6.5. $2,795 6.5×14, Gold hardware. #1 of 1. Prototype for L2005. “Accidental” Millennium badge. Includes letter from Ludwig, Todd Trent and NAMM show display tag. Un-played in it’s original case. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $2,795

LE10 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2007 The Chief 6” Limited Edition. Rare 14×6. 1 of 4 made. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig The Chief titanium

LE10 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2007 The Chief 6” Limited Edition. Rare 14×6 Titanium. 1 of 4 made. $1,495 6×14, Titanium Dunnett shell. This drum was made as a tribute to Bill Ludwig II. Also known as The Chief”. Only 4 made in 6” depth. More Whomp! Dunnett sticker inside. Single click image to enlarge. … Read More

LE6, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Exotic Red Sapele 14×5. #1 of 90. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 90th Anniversary Sapele Exotic

LE6, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Exotic Red Sapele 14×5. #1 of 90. $1,995 5×14, Maple Classic shell.  Limited edition. #1 of 90. Un-played in it’s original case. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $1,995

LE5, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2009 Millennium Curly Maple. 14×5. #3 of 100. $995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Millennium Curly Maple

LE5, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 2009 Millennium Curly Maple. 14×5. #3 of 100. $995 5×14, Gold Hardware. Maple Classic shell.  #3 of 100. Un-played in it’s original case. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $995

LE4 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Engraved Black Beauty 14×5. #11 of 90. $1,695

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 90th Anniversary Black beauty engraved 5x14

LE4 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Engraved Black Beauty 14×5. #11 of 90. $1,695 5×14, Chrome Hardware. 10 tube lugs. Brass shell.  #11 of 90.  You can never go wrong with a Black Beauty. Un-played in it’s original case. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $1,695

LE2, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Ann. Top Hat Ltd. Edition 14×5. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Top Hat 90th Anniversary 5x14

LE2, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Ann. Top Hat Ltd. Edition 14×5. $1,995 14×5, Maple Classic shell. #2 of 90. This was the second drum of the limited edition Top Hat re-issue snare drum that commemorated Ludwig’s 90th year in the business. If you’re interested I also have the first drum of the 6.5×14 … Read More

LE1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Top Hat Ltd. Edition. 14×6.5. #1 of 90. $2,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig Top Hat 90th Anniversary

LE1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1999 90th Anniversary Top Hat Ltd. Edition. 14×6.5. #1 of 90. $2,495 14×6.5, Maple Classic shell.  #1 of 90. This was the very first of the limited edition Top Hat re-issue snare drums that commemorated Ludwig’s 90th year in the business. If you’re interested, I also have #2 of the … Read More

#20-11, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Brass, Supersensitive, 2 snares 14×5. $1,695

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s brass Supersensitive

#20-11,  Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Brass, Supersensitive, 2 snares 14×5. $1,695 5.5×14, Heavy brass shell. Snares under both heads. Calf head on top. “Super Sensitive” engraved in the bottom hoop. You can see a little rust on some of the throw off parts and the tension rods. It’s all original and all there. Single … Read More

#20-10, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s New Era Model Double Supersensitive 14×5, $1,695

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s New Era

#20-10, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s New Era Model Double Supersensitive 14×5, $1,695 5.5×14, Heavy brass shell. 10 tube lugs. Snares inside the shell on both heads. Extremely rare. Everything works. This drum also features some “genuine barn dust”. It could use a good polishing. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE: $1,695

#20-8, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s White Enamel Supersensitive 14×5. $1,750

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s White Enamel Solid Shell

#20-8, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s White Enamel Supersensitive 14×5. $1,750 14×5 Solid shell, Mortensen’s Drum Shop sticker. Great drum. There’s a little nick in the lacquer finish you can see in the photos. This one could use a little cleaning. It’s in great shape but it still has some “original barn dust”. A little … Read More

#20-7, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Ludwigold, Standard 14×5. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Ludwigold

#20-7, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Ludwigold, Standard 14×5. $1,995 14×5, Calf top and bottom heads. Heavy brass shell. 10 tube lugs. Nice drum. All the gold is intact. The plating is worn on the hardware but everything is all intact and works great. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE: $1,995

#20-6, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Stiple Gold Super Ludwig 14×5. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Stiple Gold

#20-6, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Stiple Gold Super Ludwig 14×5. $1,995 14×5, Calf top head. Heavy brass shell. 10 tube lugs. Supersensitive throw off. “Super Ludwig” engraved in bottom hoop. The stippling is in great shape on this drum however the gold finish has been rubbed off in one panel. Single click on image … Read More

#20-5, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Rainbow/Peacock Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,795

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Solid Shell Peacock Pearl/Lavender pearl

#20-5, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Rainbow/Peacock Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,795 14×5 Solid Shell.  There’s a lot of confusion about the Peacock and Rainbow finishes of this era. They look very similar. The bluer Rainbow finish tends to show up more often on Leedy drums but since both Leedy and Ludwig were buying finishes … Read More

#20-4, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Peacock Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Solid Shell Peacock Pearl

#20-4, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Peacock Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,495 14×5 Solid shell. Name etched in finish on badge panel. Very minor scratches. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE: $2,495

#20-3, Bun E. Carlos’ Ludwig 1920s Lavender Pearl. 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Solid Shell Lavendar Pearl

#20-3, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Lavender Pearl. 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,995 14×5 Solid shell, Calf head on bottom. This drum is really cool. Great color. Depending on the light and the angle this drum can appear from a light lavender to a purple tint. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE: $2,995

SOLD #20-2, Bun E. Carlos’s 1920s Marble Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $3,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Ludwig 1920s Solid Shell Marble Pearl

#20-2, Bun E. Carlos’s 1920s Marble Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $3,495 14×5 Solid Shell. Calf on top. The marble finish is considered one of the rarest finishes of this era. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE: $$3,495

#20-1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Streaked Opal 14×5 Solid Shell. $3,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig 1920s Solid Shell Streaked Opal

#20-1, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Streaked Opal 14×5 Solid Shell. $3,495 14×5 Solid shell, Calf heads. A beautiful example of an extremely rare finish. Single click on image to enlarge. PRICE $3,495

SOLD CTS#10 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick,Ludwig B/O Badge Acrolite 14×5. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig 1970s Acrolite

CTS#10 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick,Ludwig  B/O Badge Acrolite 14×5. $1,495 5×14, SN 1203798. Date stamp 2001. I used this snare on all Cheap Trick acoustic songs and shows between 2001-2009. I also used it in the studio with Geoff Emerick (Beatles engineer) on the yet unreleased Sgt. Pepper recordings at Capitol records in 2006. … Read More

CTS#9 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1990s Gold Mist Lacquer 14×5. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Gold Mist

CTS#9 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1990s Gold Mist Lacquer 14×5. $1,495 114×5. SN 3355140, 1998-2000 Another spare gig drum. There’s a fine sparkle “mist” in the finish on this one. It looks really pretty.  I used it occasionally when main snare was broken. Head signed by all members of Cheap Trick. COA signed … Read More

CTS#8 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick Ludwig 2004 Black Oyster 14×5. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Black Oyster

CTS#8 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick Ludwig 2004 Black Oyster 14×5. $1,495 14×5, SN 3408587. 10 lug Maple Classic shell. 2006-2008. This drum was my spare Snare for the 2006 Cheap Trick Sgt. Pepper shows at the Hollywood Bowl. I used it occasionally. Head signed by all members of Cheap Trick. COA signed by Bun … Read More

CTS#7 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 2000 Psych Red Re-Issue 14×5. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Psychedelic red snare drum

CTS#7 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 2000 Psych Red Re-Issue 14×5. $1,495 5×14, SN 3135561. Maple Classic shell. Most of the snares from this era are 10 lug. You don’t see 8 lug Jazz Festivals like this very often. This was my spare gig drum from my matching Psych Red re-issue set. I used it … Read More

CTS#6, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 2005 Wine Red Lacquer Sparkle 5×14. $1,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Wine red Lacquer

CTS#6, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 2005 Wine Red Lacquer Sparkle 5×14. $1,495 5×14, NSN Maple Classic shell. Date stamp 11-05. Oval badge. I used this from 2005-2006 with a matching Wine Red Lacquer set. This was my back up snare. I played it on 8-10 shows if something was broke on my main snare. … Read More

CTS#5, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1970s Clear Vistalite 14×5. $1,195

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Clear Vistalite

CTS#5, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1970s Clear Vistalite 14×5. $1,195 14×5, SN 1188576 I used this drum on our Woke Up With A Monster Album in 1993, We were trying to get a Led Zeppelin kind of sound and this drum had it.  You can hear this drum on the track “Let It Go”. … Read More

CTS#4, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1993 Hammered Alloy 14×5. $2,495

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Hammered Cold Turkey

CTS#4, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1993 Hammered Alloy 14×5. $2,495 14×5  SN# 330664. I used this snare when we recorded  “Cold Turkey” for the Red Hot Chili Peppers animal tribute album in 1995. I played it on gigs in 1994 and 1995. Great sounding, however somewhat dusty drum. Head signed by all members … Read More

SOLD CTS#3 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1988 Gold Sparkle 14×5 Snare Drum. $1,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick Gold Sparkle Ludwig Snare

SOLD CTS#3 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1988 Gold Sparkle 14×5 Snare Drum. $1,995 14×5, SN 3181469. Date stamp April 88. I used this drum as a back up snare with my Gold Sparkle kit on gigs starting in 1988. In 1990 I used this drum to to record Cheap Trick tracks “Walk Away”, “If … Read More

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