Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s “Go-To” 1965 5×14″ Supraphonic Snare Drum (#1) – $9,995.00

Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s “Go-To” 1965 5×14″ Supraphonic Snare Drum (#1) – $9,995.00

Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s 1965 5×14″ Supraphonic Snare Drum (#1) – $9,995.00 This could be the crown jewel of the entire Carmine Appice snare drum collection! Vibe galore!!! This 1965 5×14″ Ludwig, Supraphonic snare drum was one of Carmine’s “go-to” recording drums for decades. The 137927 serial # dates this drum squarely in 1965, pre-dating … Read More

Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s Jeff Beck, BBA Era 22″ 3 Ply Bass Drum, $2,695.00. Authenticated!

Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s Jeff Beck, BBA Era 22″ 3 Ply Bass Drum, $2,695.00. Authenticated! This 1973 22×14″ Ludwig bass drum in Walnut Thermo-Gloss finish was part of Carmine Appice’s complete Octa-Plus set. This set featured 2 sets of bass drums as he preferred 22″ basses for recording and 24″ basses for live performances. The … Read More

Carmine Appice’s Ludwig 1970s, Custom Made 24×15″ Mahogany 3 Ply Thermogloss, First Ever Power Depth Bass Drum Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart – $3,995.00

Ludwig – Carmine Appice’s 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15″ Mahogany Thermogloss, 3 Ply Power Bass Drum – $3,995.00 Straight from our Carmine Appice collection. Ultra rare with history and vibe galore!! This is one of two bass drums custom made for Carmine by Ludwig. Carmine wanted deeper bass drums for increased low end. At the … Read More

Ludwig 1976 Vistalite Tom Set, 13, 16″ Double Headed. 15, 16″ Concert Toms, Red/White/Blue 3 Band Swirl. $1,795.00

Ludwig 1976 Vistalite Tom Set, 13, 16″ Double Headed. 15, 16″ Concert Toms, Red/White/Blue 3 Band Swirl. $1,795.00 Set of 4 vintage 1976 Ludwig, Vistalite toms. 13″ double headed rack tom, 16″ double headed floor tom, 14″ and 15″ single headed concert toms with stand. Red, White and Blue 3 Band Swirl. Serial numbers range … Read More

Ludwig 1970s Vistalite Drum Set, 10 Drums! 3-Band Rainbow – $3,795.00

Ludwig 1970s Vistalite Drum Set, 10 Drums! 3-Band Rainbow – $3,795.00 Here’s a super cool vintage 1970s set in what could be the most popular color combinations they ever made. The 3 band rainbow red-amber-yellow is commonly referred to a “Tequila Sunrise” amongst the more “in the know” collectors. The set is basically a 5 … Read More

Ludwig 1961, Pink Oyster Downbeat 4 Piece Set, 20×14″, 14×14″, 12×8″, 14×4″ Downbeat Snare. All Original. GLEAMING!! $21,995.00

Ludwig 1961, Pink Oyster Downbeat 4 Piece Set with Matching Downbeat Snare. All Original. GLEAMING!! $21,995.00 20×14″ bass drum, 14×14″ floor tom, 12×8″ rack tom and matching 14×4″ snare drum. WHAT!?! Just when you think all the great vintage drums are gone, a set like this one appears and restores your faith. This set looks … Read More

Ludwig – Vintage, 5×14″, Super Sensitive, Late 1920s, Early 1930s Nickel Over Brass, Snare Drum, Beautiful! – $2,995.00

Ludwig – Vintage, 5×14″, Super Sensitive, Late 1920s – Early 1930s, Nickel Over Brass, Snare Drum, Beautiful! PERFECT, Except…- $2,995.00 As seen in the 1935 Ludwig Catalog. Vintage, late 1920s – early 1930s, 5×14″ Super Sensitive, nickel over brass 2 piece shell, snare drum with 10 tube lugs, top and bottom snare strainers and single … Read More

Ludwig – 1990s Classic 16×18″ Mahogany Floor Tom, Excellent! – $659.00

Ludwig – 1990s Classic 16×18″ Mahogany Floor Tom, Excellent! – $659.00 Ludwig, 1990s modern Monroe badge 16×18″ Classic Maple floor tom with mach lugs and in mahogany, gloss finish. Extraordinary condition, no flaws or issues. Comes with floor tom legs, an Evans 56 Calftone head on top, and a Ludwig Heavy clear head on the … Read More

Ludwig – 1990s Classic 11×12″ Mahogany Power Tom, Pristine! – $499.00

Ludwig – 1990s Classic 11×12″ Mahogany Power Tom, Pristine! – $499.00 Ludwig, 1990s modern Monroe badge 11×12″ Classic Maple Power tom with mach lugs and in mahogany, satin finish. Modular tom mount. Includes a Ludwig Modular double tom stand (not pictured). Extraordinary condition, no flaws or issues. Comes with an Evans 56 Calftone head on … Read More

The Lost Ringo “Pizza Hut” Kit

Today we’re checking out a Ringo set that I had never heard of before. It has an interesting backstory and is available at DonnBennett.com! Ludwig Blue Oyster “Ringo Starr” “Pizza Hut” Super Classic Drumset The impact that Ringo Starr has made on the drum world cannot be overstated. He inspired generations of drummers. His drums … Read More

Ludwig Blue Oyster “Ringo Starr” “Pizza Hut” Super Classic Drumset. 22,16,13, 5.5×14. $ Call for price.

Ludwig Blue Oyster “Ringo Starr” “Pizza Hut” Super Classic Drumset. 22,16,13, 5.5×14. $ Call for price. The impact that Ringo Starr has made on the drum world cannot be overstated. He inspired generations of drummers. His drums and drumming have inspired endless research into the deepest minutia of every stroke he ever played and every … Read More

Ludwig – Epic 6.5″x14″ Birch/Maple 10 Ply Snare Drum, Mahogany Sunburst $289.00

Ludwig – Epic 6.5″x14″ Birch/Maple Snare Drum, Mahogany Sunburst Finish. $289.00 Used Ludwig Epic, 6.5″x14″, Extremely thick 10 ply Birch/Maple snare drum in great condition. This drum has a nice focused attack and a complex range of tones.

Ludwig/Dunnett – 6.5×14 “The Chief” Chrome Supraphonic Prototype, $1,995.00

Ludwig/Dunnett – 6.5×14 “The Chief” Chrome Supraphonic Prototype, $1,995.00 This prototype “Chief” snare captures one step in the evolution of the now iconic Ludwig/Dunnett Chief line of snare drums. The Chief line of honored Ludwig top dog, William Ludwig II. This drum was given the working name of “Bad Spiderman” as the modern Imperial style lug … Read More

Ludwig & Ludwig Super Ludwig 1935 Silver Anniversary Model 6.5×14 RARE! Chrome/Brass $1,995.00

Ludwig & Ludwig Super Ludwig 1935 Silver Anniversary Model 6.5×14 RARE! Chrome/Brass $1,995.00 My personal favorite snare drum shell of all time. Drums like this one helped establish Ludwig’s longstanding reputation for making amazing sounding snare drums. This drum was acquired from a retired symphony snare drummer. Rare “chromium” finish as the standard finish of the … Read More

Carmine Appice’s Rod Stewart Era Ludwig 22″ Bass Drums. Signed Logo Heads! Authenticated! $4,995.00

Carmine Appice’s Rod Stewart Era Ludwig 22″ Bass Drums. Signed Logo Heads! Authenticated! $4,995.00 This pair of mid 70’s Ludwig 6-ply 22×14″ bass drums in Mahogany Thermo-Gloss finish were part of Carmine’s earlier 1970s 3-ply Octa-Plus set. Each bass drum is mounted with four, 1/2″ arched spurs. These drums were added to the Octa-Plus set … Read More

#28 Quiet Riot – Frankie Banali’s 1950s WFL White Marine Drum Kit 13/16/16/26 AUTHENTICATED. $4,395.00

Frankie Banali’s 1950s WFL 3 Ply Orignal White Marine Pearl Drum Kit AUTHENTICATED! $4,395.00 From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. Frankie clearly had a soft spot for White Marine Pearl. There are more WMP drums in his collection than any other color. Really cool and original WFL, WMP drum kit with gleaming … Read More

Carmine Appice’s Cactus “Isle of Wight” 1969 Ludwig Thermogloss Conga. AUTHENTICATED! $3,995.00

Carmine Appice’s Cactus “Isle of Wight” 1969 Ludwig Thermogloss Conga. AUTHENTICATED! $3,995.00 This conga drum was part of the set Ludwig Natural Maple Thermogloss finish drum set that Carmine Appice played from from 1969-1972 with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. Some of the more notable performances during this period included Cactus’s performance at the Isle of … Read More

Paul Jamieson #62 Ludwig & Ludwig Wartime Victorious Marching Snare, $495

Ludwig and Ludwig Wartime Victorious 14×12(?) Marching Snare. Almost all wooden parts to conserve metal for the WWII war effort. beautifully refinished in a sunburst finish by Pay Foley. PRICE $495.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

Paul Jamieson #55 1920s Ludwig Solid Shell “Ludwigold” 5×14″ Walnut Snare, $2,495

Ludwig 1920s 5×14 Walnut Solid Shell “Ludwigold” re-do. The original “Ludwigold” finish was restored with the restoration talents of Pat Foley. Foley and Jamo covered the shell with an adhesive and then “dusted” gold flake over the shell followed by several coats of lacquer. This drum inspired Bun E. Carlos to have them finish an … Read More

Paul Jamieson #41 Early Ludwig Mystery “Left Leaning Logo” Black Beauty Engraved 5×14″ Snare, $5,995

Early Ludwig Black Beauty 5×14 One-Off “Mystery Drum” This is my favorite drum in the entire Jamo collection, probably because I’m a sucker for a good conspiracy theory. The engraved “left-leaning” Ludwig logo on this drum is the only one of it’s kind I have ever seen. All other Ludwig logos lean to the right. … Read More

Paul Jamieson #29 1970s Ludwig “Black Beauty” 5×14″ Snare, $2,395

Ludwig 1970s Pointy Blue Olive Badge 5×14 Black Beauty. There’s no snare more reliable than a Ludwig black Beauty. You can’t make one of these drums not sound great if you tried!  This one is in beautiful shape. No extra holes. Nothing broken or damaged. Jamo took off the muffler and swapped out the original … Read More

Paul Jamieson #25 ULTRA RARE Ludwig & Ludwig 5×14″ Peacock Pearl 1 Ply Snare 100% Original, $3,595

Ludwig and Ludwig 1920s Uber-Rare 5×14 Peacock Pearl 1 Ply Maple Super-Ludwig. Beautiful!! Ludwig’s Peacock Pearl finish is one of the rarest and most beautiful finishes they’ve ever made. 100% original. No issues. Nothing broken, missing or damaged. This drum has never been restored. The colors on this drum have faded slightly but remain strong. … Read More

Paul Jamieson #35 1970s Ludwig Black Beauty 5×14″ Brass Snare, $2,249

Ludwig 1970s Pointy Blue Olive Badge 5×14 Black Beauty Conversion. There’s no snare more reliable than a Ludwig Black Beauty. You can’t make one of these drums not sound great if you tried! This one started out with a Supersensitive parallel throw-off. Jamo replaced the parallel throw off with a standard P-83 and added a … Read More

Paul Jamieson #32 1960s Ludwig COB 5×14″ Snare, $995

Ludwig 1960s Chrome Over Brass 5×15 Supraphonic Conversion. Another one of Jamo’s “old-faithful” studio workhorses. We can only guess how many hit’s you’ve heard this drum on. The Ludwig COB Supraphonic has long been recognized amongst the greatest and most recorded snare drums ever made. Leave it to Jamo to mess with perfection. This drum … Read More

Paul Jamieson #24 Leedy or Ludwig Brass 6.5×14″ Jamo Custom Snare, $795

Leedy or Ludwig(?) Lightweight Brass shell 6.5×14 8 Tube Lug Conversion. This thin brass shell snare is another one of Jamo’s conversions. The original parallel throw-off was removed and replaced with a basic but sturdy Sonor model. Cast top and bottom hoops. Another one of Jamo’s “go-to” studio snares. PRICE $795.00. Serious offers considered. SINGLE CLICK … Read More

Paul Jamieson #19 “Jamo Special” Ludwig & Ludwig 4×14″ Heavy Brass 12 Lug Snare, $1,195.00

Ludwig & Ludwig 1930s Heavy Brass “Jamo Special” 4×14. 12 Tube Lugs!  Jamo hot-rodded this heavy brass 6 tube lug snare by adding an additional tube lug between each original tube lug. He moved the original butt plate over a little and finally added triple-flanged hoops top and bottom. A little unconventional but it worked! … Read More

Paul Jamieson #15 Leedy 5×14″ Engraved Brass Elite Snare, $895.00

Leedy 1920s 5×14 Engraved Elite. The Leedy Elite Model was Leedy’s answer to Ludwig and Ludwig’s super popular Black Beauty Model. Somewhere along the line this one had it’s original throw off replaced with the chrome 4 point throw off that is on the drum now. Otherwise this one is all original and ready to … Read More

Paul Jamieson #14 ULTRA RARE Ludwig & Ludwig 5×14″ Marble Pearl Snare, $3,995.00

Ludwig & Ludwig 1920s 5×14 “Double-Secret-Uber Rare” Marble Pearl Single Ply Maple Standard.  There’s “Rare” and then there’s “Uber Rare”. This one is Double-Secret-Uber Rare! The Ludwig and Ludwig Marble finish was originally called “Motled Sepia” until the Ludwig marketing gurus decided it sounded like an unfortunate medical condition and re-named it “Marble Pearl”. It … Read More

Paul Jamieson #13 Rare Ludwig and Ludwig Lavender Pearl 5×14″ Snare, $2,495.00

Ludwig and Ludwig 1920s Uber Rare Lavender Pearl 5×14 Here’s something you don’t see everyday!! Lavender Pearl is one of the rarest finishes ever offered by the Ludwig Drum Company. This one has faded somewhat but there’s enough color left color to make it really pop. Jamo never got around to restoring this drum, he … Read More

Frankie Banali’s Rogers eagle Badge 6 Lug Luxor Snare Re-Covered. #56. AUTHENTICATED! $399.00

Rogers Bread and Butter Luxor Banali

Frankie Banali’s Rogers eagle Badge 6 Lug Luxor Snare Re-Covered. #56. AUTHENTICATED! $399.00 From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. A great “student’ model snare that found it’s way into one of the world’s greatest drum collections. From the 1950. This rare Eagle badge 6 lug Luxor model Rogers snare was recovered in … Read More

Frankie Banali’s Slingerland 1960 Red Sparkle 6 lug 5.5×14 #109 AUTHENTICATED! $425.00

#109 banali Slig Red Spkl 6 lug

Frankie Banali’s Slingerland 1960 6 lug 5.5×14 #109 AUTHENTICATED! $425.00 From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. Another great student model snare that was worthy of one of the greatest drum collections in the world. Serial #52976. All original. Nothing broken, missing or altered. Watch out! This student may show the teacher a … Read More

Frankie Banali’s Ludwig 1930s 7×14 WMP. Early Imperial Lug “The Pearl” #47. AUTHENTICATED! $799.00

#47 The Pearl 7x14 Ludwig Frankie

Frankie Banali’s Ludwig 1930s 7×14 WMP. Early Imperial Lug “The Pearl” #47. AUTHENTICATED! $799.00 From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. Frankie loved hunting for vintage drums. This old beauty looks like he found it in a dusty second-hand shop. It’s a little grimy but you can tell this drum was well loved … Read More

Frankie Banali’s #17 WFL 1941 “Solo Artist” 7×14 White Lacquer $599.00 AUTHENTICATED!

Banali Aluminum Zepher 7x14

Frankie Banali’s #17 WFL 1941 “Solo Artist” 7×14 White Lacquer $599.00 AUTHENTICATED! From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. 8 Zepher Lugs, P-85 throw off, nickel hardware, ultra-rare aluminum Lyre badge. All original. no damage, nothing missing or altered. Includes a pair of Frankie’s signature Vic Firth Quiet Riot drumsticks. Photos depict condition accurately. … Read More

Frankie Banali’s #86 Ludwig Classic Transition Badge White Marine Pearl 5.5×14 EXCELLENT! $749.00. AUTHENTICATED!

Frankie Banali’s #86 Ludwig Classic Transition Badge White Marine Pearl 5.5×14 EXCELLENT! $749.00. AUTHENTICATED! From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali.Not much to say about this drum, except that it’s AWESOME!! Just look at the pics and try to control yourself. No issues. The pic of the 2 snares is one that Frankie … Read More

Frankie Banali’s #90 Slingerland 1960 7×14 Blue Duco. NICE!! $599.00. AUTHENTICATED!

Frankie Banali’s #90 Slingerland 1960 7×14 Blue Duco. NICE!! $599.00. AUTHENTICATED! From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. 3 ply shell. 3 point strainer. Nickel hardware with stick chopper clip hoops. There’s some minor checking in the Duco finish. Otherwise no issues. I love this one! Includes a pair of Frankie’s signature Vic Firth … Read More

Frankie Banali’s #95 George Way 5×14 Black Diamond Pearl 6 Lug Snare $499.00.  AUTHENTICATED!

Frankie Banali’s #95 George Way 5×14 Black Diamond Pearl 6 Lug Snare $499.00.  AUTHENTICATED! From the collection of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali.George Way has long been recognized as one of the greatest innovators the drum industry has ever know. His drum company paved the way for the Camco drum company and ultimately the DW … Read More

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