Ludwig 1968 Supraphonic 400 5×14 Snare Drum, Like New! $499.00

Ludwig 5x14 1960s supraphonic 400

Ludwig 1968 Supraphonic 400 5×14 Snare Drum, Like New! $499.00 This drum is like the day it was made. There’s a teensy scratch visible by the badge, otherwise it’s like new. 100% original, nothing missing, broken or modified. New Remo Ambassador heads top and bottom. Just look at the photos. Serial # 654260 dates this … Read More

Ludwig 70s, Rare Chrome Over Wood 5×14 Jazz Festival Snare Drum. Excellent. $299

Ludwig Chrome over Wood Jazz Festival

Ludwig Late 70s Rare Chrome Over Wood 5×14 Jazz Festival Snare Drum. Excellent. $299 Here’s a drum you don’t see every day. The drum appears to be a late 1970s Jazz festival is excellent condition however it has the rounded Standard style lugs. Why? I don’t know. Were they switched? Did they run out of … Read More

WFL/Ludwig Early Black Oyster Jazz Festival 5.5×14. Pre-Ringo, Excellent. $3,795.00

WFL Ludwig Ringo Starr Black Oyster Jazz Festival Snare Drum Beatles

WFL/Ludwig Early Black Oyster Jazz Festival 5.5×14. Pre-Ringo, Excellent. $3,795.00 This snare pre-dates the legendary snare that Ringo Starr played in the Beatles. It’s a VERY early Jazz festival, probably from 1959 or 1960. The drum is in beautiful all original condition. Brass hoops, no fade, rotary muffler, deep 5,5×14 shell, mahogany interior, maple rings, … Read More

Ludwig 1962 Gold Sparkle 5.5×14 Classic Snare PERFECT!! $599.00

Ludwig 1962 Gold Sparkle Classic Snare Drum

There’s not much to tell you on this snare…Other than it’s PERFECT!! You just don’t see drums like this in this condition. This drum is older than I am and way better looking (and I look pretty good!). This is not a re-wrap or restoration. This drum is 100% original. Brass hoops, Classic throw off, … Read More

Ludwig 1965 Sky Blue Pearl Jazz Festival, Nickel ! $599.00

The shell is perfect. The nickel hardware shows a little age. No fade. Not much else to report. Just a beautiful 1960s Jazz Festival drum!! Single click image to enlarge.  PRICE, $599.00

Ludwig 1961 Silver Sparkle Classic Model 5.5×14. COB Hoops. Extraordinary!!$599.00

Ludwig Silver Sparkle Classic 5.5x14 Slvr Spkl Classic

This is one EXTREMELY clean snare drum. Very clear Dec. 15, 1961 date stamp. 5.5×14″ shell. 100% original. COB hoops. Original Classic snare wires. Rotary Muffler. The finish at the seam appears to have been trimmed off. Normally the finish would extend past past the end of the wooden ply and be glued to the … Read More

Ludwig 1966 Supersensitive 5×14 # 366713. Amazing Condition! $599.00

Ludwig Supersensitve 5x14

Near perfect condition. I pointed out a couple tiny pits in the photos. These would not even warrant mentioning on a lesser drum. The photos tell all. A rare find. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $599.00

Ludwig 1965 Supersensitive 6.5×14, Individual Snares, AMAZING condition. #212789, $795.00

Ludwig 1965 6.5x14 Supersesitive

Drums like this one don’t show up every day. This drum looks as good as the day it shipped out of the Ludwig factory way back in 1965.  serial #212789. Rare 6.5×14 size. 100% original. Individually adjustable snare wires. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Single click images to enlarge. PRICE: $795.00

Ludwig 1963 Rare Supersensitive 5×14, NSN COB Hoops, Like New! $699.00

Ludwig Supersensitive Alu crimped

Here’s a super sweet example of the greatest snare drums ever made. This drum marks an important spot in the evolution of the Ludwig Supersensitive snare drum. The earliest Supers had brass shells and hoops, rotary mufflers, crimped snare beds and no serial number. This drum is the first step of the evolution. In 1963 … Read More

Ludwig 1963 5×14 Supraphonic. Rare Crimped, NSN, Alloy Shell, COB Hoops. Amazing Condition!! $599.00

Ludwig NSN Alu Crimped

Here’s a super sweet example of the most popular snare drum ever made. This drum marks a very important spot in the evolution of the legendary Ludwig Supraphonic 400 snare drum. The earliest Supraphonics had brass shells, rotary mufflers, crimped snare beds and no serial number. This drum is the first step of the evolution. … Read More

Ludwig ’76 Supersensitive 5×14. Excellent++ $495.00

Ludwig 76 supersensitive 5x14

This is one exceptional 1970s Ludwig 5×14 Supersensitve. No issues. Gleaming chrome. Look extremely close and you might find a few pits. Otherwise flawless. No dents, holes, modifications or damage. 100% original. Even the original bottom head and wires. They don’t show up looking like this every day!! PRICE: $495.00. Single click image to enlarge.

Montrose, Denny Carmassi’s Ludwig Flame 1973, 26, 15, 18 Drum Set. Signed and Authenticated. $14,995.00

Denny Carmassi's Montrose Ludwig Flame Drum Set

This is the only drum set that Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi played from the day the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records until the band folded in 1977. He bought the set in 1973 at the legendary Frank’s Drum Shop in Chicago in 1973 with money he received from the record company advance. The … Read More

Ludwig ’64 Supersensitive COB Hoops. $499.00 #117373. Excellent!!

Here’s a beautiful 1964 Ludwig Supersensitive snare drum in spectacular condition. Everything works just like it should. No damage, holes, dents or modifications. 100% original. COB hoops, red muffler, PureSound wires, new Remo heads. Some very light scratches. Pretty near perfect. PRICE: $499.00 Single click image to enlarge.

Ludwig 1960 Chrome Over Brass Supraphonic 400 5×14. Excellent! $995.00 #PB1

Ludwig Chrome Over Brass Supraphonic

The legendary chrome over brass Ludwig Supraphonic 400 5×14 snare drum. Possibly the greatest snare of all time? The Ludwig Supraphonic is by far the most popular and most versatile snare ever made. The early brass shelled version was only made for a few years around 1960 and is renown for it’s extra warm sound and … Read More

Ludwig 1971, Thermoglass, Natural Maple, Pro Beat, 3 ply, 24,13,14,16,18. Spectacular! $2,995.00

Ludwig Thermo Gloss pro beat

Ludwig 1971 Natural Maple Pro Beat, 3 ply, 24,13,14,16,18. Spectacular! $2,995.00 What an awesome kit!! The Ludwig Pro-Beat set was the go-to rock set for an entire era of rock drummers. A big bass, oversized toms and two floor toms with 3 ply maple-poplar-maple shells give this set a big, fat, thuddy tone that you … Read More

Ludwig 1970s Supraphonic 400. Blue/Olive Pointy Badge. #923271, $325.00

1970s Ludwig supraphonic 400

Ludwig 1970s Supraphonic 400. Blue/Olive Pointy Badge. $325.00 Here’s the world’s most popular snare drum. More songs have been recorded on a Ludwig Supraphonic than any snare drum ever made. If you’re a rocker, a jazzer, principal percussionist in the London Symphony or a 9 year old playing in the 5th grade band, this drum … Read More

Ludwig 1970 Citrus Mod 22,12,13,16 Hollywood Drum Set. Excellent. $7,995.00

Slingerland Black Diamond Nickel 6.5x14 3 point clip snare

Ludwig 1970 Citrus Mod 22,12,13,16 Hollywood Drum Set. Excellent. $7,995.00 Citrus Mod is one of the rarest and most collectible finishes Ludwig has ever made. This is a beautiful set. 3 ply shells. There are some flaws but overall this set is in excellent condition. Some wear on badges. Some shell damage on the bass … Read More

Ludwig ’76 Supraphonic Snare Drum, Near Mint, #986801, $449.00

Ludwig Supraphonic 400 5x14

There’s not too much to say about the Ludwig Supraphonic 400 5×14 snare drum that has not already been said. It’s the most popular and most versatile drum ever made. Ask any drummer “if you could only have one snare drum, what would it be?” 9 times out of 10 the answer would be a … Read More

Mitch Mitchell’s Ludwig Drum Set, PRICE REDUCED. WAS $29,995. NOW $19,995

Mitch Mitchell Ludwig Drum set Hendrix

A truly amazing piece of rock drumming history! This is a Ludwig 60s era drum set that was owned and used by Mitch Mitchell. Mitch was a tremendously talented drummer and was a true force behind the kit with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. This set came from a Bonhams auction in the UK. The set … Read More

Ludwig 2007 Jason Bonham Signature Yellow Vistalite Drum Set. Signed!! PRICE REDUCED. WAS $4,495.00. NOW $2,995.

Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Reunion Ludwig Vistalite Drum Set

While preparing for the Zeppelin Reunion in 2007, Jason Bonham requested a kit, with his own personal imprint, that would carry the legendary spirit of his father’s playing forward. The result was this Limited Edition Jason Bonham Signature kit. The Yellow Vistalite set in John Bonham’s own configuration features black powder-coated hardware and fittings on … 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

CTS#9 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1990s Gold Mist Lacquer 14×5. PRICE CUT, $1,245

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap trick Ludwig Gold Mist

CTS#9 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1990s Gold Mist Lacquer 14×5. $1,245 114×5. 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#6, Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 2005 Wine Red Lacquer Sparkle 5×14. PRICE CUT, $1,245

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. $1,245 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#2 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1929 Re-Plated Brass on Brass 14×5. $5,995

Bun E. Carlos's Cheap Trick 1929 brass Snare drum

CTS#2 Bun E. Carlos’s Cheap Trick, 1929 Re-Plated Brass on Brass 14×5 Snare Drum. $5,995 5×14, NSN, Heavy brass shell (like standard) 10 tube lugs. Clip hoops, Time Piece T/O. I played this snare with Cheap Trick between 1985-1991. I played it at gigs and on the Lap of Luxury and Busted albums. This drum … Read More

CTS#1 Bun E. Carlos’s Original Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1966 Supersensitive 14×5 Snare Drum. $8,995

Bun E. Carlos's first Cheap Trick Snare drum

CTS#1  Bun E. Carlos’s Original Cheap Trick, Ludwig 1966 Supersensitive 14×5 Snare Drum. $8,995 5×14, SN 304190, I got this drum in1966 and played it on all my gigs right up through the first year of Cheap Trick in 1973. I used it again in 1976 an 1977 to record every track on the first … Read More

#48, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1990s Black Beauty, Non Engraved Piccolo. 13×4. PRICE CUT, $449.00

Cheap Trick, Bun E. Carlos, Ludwig 1990s Black beauty piccolo

#48, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1990s Black Beauty, Non Engraved Piccolo. 13×4. $449.00 13×4, SN 3379832. Brass shell and 8 offset lugs. This little drum goes a long way. Single click image to enlarge. PRICE: $449.00

#22, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1969 Black Diamond Supersensitive Snare drum, Bob Yeager. 14×5.5. $1,495

Cheap Trick, Bun E. Carlos, Ludwig 1969 Bob Yeager supersensitive

#22, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1969 Black Diamond Supersensitive Snare drum, Bob Yeager. 14×5.5. $1,495 14×5.5. SN 646841 A true Ludwig rarity, this is the only wood shell Super Sensitive snare drum built after 1950 I’ve ever come across! Ludwig custom built this drum for Bob Yeager. Yeager was the founder of the Hollywood Pro … Read More

CTSET#3 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Signature Set and Snare #2, $14,995

Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick, Ludwig Bun E. Carlos signature model set and snare #2.

CTSET#3 Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig Signature Set and Snare #2 In 2009 Ludwig created a Bun E. Carlos signature drum set and snare drum in an exclusive Citrus Mod Glass Sparkle finish. They only made 100 of the snares and 50 sets.  This is set and snare # 2, the only BEC signature set and … Read More

SOLD!! Ringo Starr’s Custom Ludwig Abalone Complete Drum Set. Authenticated and Signed. $150,000, SOLD!!

Ringo Starr Abalone Ludwig Drums

I’m extremely excited to present what could be one of the most iconic drum sets ever made. This drum set was custom designed for, owned and used by Ringo Starr, arguably the most famous drummer of all time. Regardless of the connection to it’s famous original owner, this one of a kind drum set stands … Read More

Paul Kissing Ringo by Rob Shanahan. Limited Edition Canvas, $645.

Paul kissing Ringo by Rob Shanahan

Paul Kissing Ringo by Rob Shanahan. Limited Edition Canvas, $645. Here’s a cool one for you! Our old pal and Ringo’s personal photographer Rob Shanahan, captured this deeply moving image of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the greatest rhythm section of all time. He’s produced a limited edition canvas print of this iconic photo that … Read More

Ludwig 1970s “Artist Model” COB Supraphonic 400, $795.00, #203

Ludwig Supraphonic 400 Artist model 5x14

Ludwig 1970s “Artist Model” COB Supraphonic 400, $795.00, #203 Single click photos to enlarge. This is a rare 1970s chrome over brass shelled 5×14″ Ludwig Supraphonic 400. An extremely small number of these drums were ever produced. These brass shell snares were made only for Ludwig endorsers and have since been commonly referred to as … Read More

Ludwig Ultra Rare ’69 Citrus Mod Keystone Badge Drum Set, Was $10,995. NOW $5,995!!

Ludwig Citrus Mod Drum Set

Ludwig Ultra Rare ’69 Citrus Mod Keystone Badge Drum Set, $5,995.00 The Ludwig Citrus Mod finish is considered by many collectors to be the rarest and most collectible Ludwig finish ever made. I have seen 2 of these sets in my life and this is one of them. This very early Ludwig Citrus Mod finish … Read More

Bryan Hitt, REO Speedwagon, 2010 Ludwig Epic 8 Piece Set, PRICE REDUCED. WAS $3,995. NOW $3,495.00

Bryan Hitt REO Speedwagon Ludwig Epic Drum Set

Bryan Hitt, REO Speedwagon, 2010 Ludwig Epic 8 Piece Set, PRICE REDUCED. WAS $3,995. NOW $3,495.00 This 8 piece Ludwig drum set was owned and used by REO Speedwagon drummer Bryan Hitt on REO tours in 2010 and 2011. Birch/maple hybrid shells. 8,10,12,14,16 toms. Two 24″ bass drums with matching woofers. Matching 6×14″ snare. Cymbals … Read More

LUDWIG, 1970s SUPRAPHONIC 402, 6.5×14, $999.00

Ludwig 6.5x14 70s Supraphonic 402

LUDWIG, 1979 SUPRAPHONIC 402, 6.5×14 Alloy shell. 10 Imperial lugs. Rounded B/O badge. Serial #2084062. Excellent condition. NUMBER #98 PRICE $999.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE. More photos available. Serious offers considered.

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