Tag Archives: Ludwig

The Outfit of Famous Drummers 1964

SKF NOTE: I never owned a Ludwig drumset, but in 1964 this full-page magazine ad was a dream builder or me. I wouldn’t own a drumset for another five years, and my first set was a mutt kit of Gretsch … Continue reading

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Drummer Shortcomings Lead to Innovations Pt 2 – Roy Haynes

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, 9/22/20, I wrote about Kenny Clarke’s frustration trying to play left handed snare accents while crossing his right arm over-and-above his left while keeping time on his hi-hat. His frustration was the catalyst for Clarke’s experimenting with … Continue reading

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Neil Peart Ludwig Ad 1989

SKF NOTE: I came across this infrequently seen full-page Neil Peart/Ludwig ad in the April 1989 of Modern Drummer. Great looking kit. Not sure why Neil was made up like a Mime.

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Neil Peart: The Ludwig Drum Endorsement How and Why

SKF NOTE: This is part of a conversation with Neil Peart circa 1987, when he had recently endorsed Ludwig drums. We talk about why he switched, but more interesting, how he switched. Neil talks about having six identical drumsets from … Continue reading

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Sandy Nelson: I Basically Had One Drumset

SKF NOTE: Let There Be Drums, Drums Are My Beat, Birth of the Beat — Sandy Nelson had a string of drum solo hit records I loved. So did lots of other drummers and pop music fans. I was glad … Continue reading

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