Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl Downbeat - Vintage Ludwig

Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl Downbeat kit

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Brand: Ludwig

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

Finish: Oyster Black Pearl

Shells: 3-ply with reinforcing rings. White Resa-Cote interior.

Manufacturing year: 1966 according to the serial numbers.

Badges: Keystone badges with serial number 417737, 424016, 417062.

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)

The rail tom holder have been moved to the right side at some point. I moved is back to its original position and plugged six holes using original OBP cortex. You will only notice it up close if you are aware of it.
The kit has some very old drum heads. I have never changed them because they sound awesome. They sing forever!
I use this kit with my tribute band Repeatles when we are playing small gigs with limited space or if we focus on the early The Beatles stuff.

I have a Shure BETA 52A microphone installed with a Kelly Shu mount inside the bass drum. The cable goes out through the Keystone Badge, so no holes have been drilled.

You can read more about the snare drum here.


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