Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl Downbeat - Vintage Ludwig

Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl Downbeat kit

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Brand: Ludwig

Sizes: 12x8, 14x14, 20x14 – The Downbeat configuration

Finish: Sky Blue Pearl

Shells: 3-ply with reinforcing rings. 12x8 has clear interior, the rest are white painted inside.

Manufacturing year: 12”: Feb. 8th. 1969. 14” 1963-68 (no date stamp). 20” Apr. 1967

Badges: Keystone badges with serial number 689899, 560370, 471439

Hoops: Chrome over steel.

Condition: 12” and 14” are both EXC. 20” is VG.

Price: Currently not for sale.
(Snare, stands and cymbals are not included in a sale)

This is a pieced together kit. I had the 12” and 14” as add on for my matching Big Beat kit. The bass drum came much later. It is not a perfect color match and it is not in the same excellent condition as the others. The 12” and14” have had their edges redone to give them a wider tuning range. You can go very high or low now without choking the drums. You can read more about the snare drum here.


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