Lot 794: Spectacular Ludwig drum kit designed and produced in the 1960s to replicate the primary kit used by Ringo during his time with the Beatles. This vintage kit is the same model used by Ringo and consists of a bass drum, tom, floor tom, and snare, re-wrapped in black oyster, three-ply mahogany shells. The bass drum head is intricately painted "The Beatles" in black, measures 22'' in diameter and 14'' in depth, and is rimmed with maple hoops. Both the tom and floor tom are rimmed with metal hoops, with the former's head measuring 13'' in diameter with a depth of 10'', and the latter 16'' in diameter with a depth of 17''. The snare is rimmed with metal hoops and measures 6.5'' deep, with head dimensions of 14''. The snare and tom drums bear William F. Ludwig (WFL) airvent grommet badges, with the bass drum and floor tom featuring earlier 1950s Ludwig badges; the floor tom badge lists serial code "586547." Also included is a Ludwig WFL hi-hat stand with accompanying WFL Speed King pedal, a Ludwig direct drive Speed King pedal for the bass drum, a vintage ride cymbal stand, and a vintage leather Ludwig drum throne. The cymbals are not included. In fine condition, with expected wear from use.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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