Tag Archives: Ludwig

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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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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