Tag Archives: Ludwig

Simon Kirke – Bad Company Drum Recording Studio Setup

SKF NOTE: Simon Kirke‘s excerpt is from a longer conversation we taped. I had forgotten about it until I came across it digitizing my work tapes. It’s clear from this tape that freelance writer Simon Goodwin had previously interviewed Kirke … Continue reading

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Myron Grombacher’s Ludwig Drumset 1983

SKF NOTE: Whatever goes around, comes around. The first time I saw this photo of Myron Grombacher‘s 1983 Ludwig drumset, I thought of earlier drummers such as Chick Webb using the same concept with cymbal stands. I also thought Grombacher’s … Continue reading

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Bobby Blotzer’s 1985 Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: Ah, drum industry advertising! What’s not to love? Here’s a nice 1985 photo of RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with his Ludwig drumset. Scurry to a Ludwig dealer, indeed.

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Jim Gordon: Talks About His Studio Drumsets (1982)

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #4 from my January 11, 1982 interview with Jim Gordon. We were talking about how Jim approached and prepared for studio sessions. Then I asked Jim what drumsets he used in the studios.

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Max Roach Ludwig Ad 1982

SKF NOTE: A nice photo of Max Roach with his blonde Ludwig drums. This ad was on the inside front cover of the June 1982 Modern Drummer with Max on the cover.

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The Dog Chewed My Drum Heads

SKF NOTE: Wiiliam F. Ludwig Jr., former President of the Ludwig Drum Co., comes to mind everytime I walk by rawhide dog bones or chews in pet products sections of food stores. Specifically, I  remember a conversation Mr. Ludwig and … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: Boston Jazz Society Tribute 1978

SKF NOTE: The Boston Jazz Society, Inc.’s A Tribute to Percussionist Roy Haynes is a 12-page program I found among my boxes of drum memorabilia. I don’t remember how I got the Haynes program. Terri Lyne Carrington‘s father, Sonny Carrington, … Continue reading

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