"The Ringo Starr Drum Kit" It has been called the most important event in the history of rock music and Ludwig was right there. The date was Sunday, February 9, 1964, at 8 p.m. (ET). An unprecedented audience of 73 million excited Americans huddled around their glowing Philco and RCA sets to behold the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. On an elevated round stage, behind his three mop-topped mates from Liverpool, Ringo Starr sat behind a gorgeous four-piece Ludwig set. Ringo swung outsome rock-steady rhythm to Beatles' hits including "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". The rest is rock history, but it was just another great chapter in the history of Ludwig. For the Ludwig name had already been on quality drum products since 1901.

A blast from the past!

(NOTE: This picture is actually the new reissue of the old classics. The main differences are the shell mount carry tom holder, standard Oyster finish snare, and the modern hi-hat stand and hardware. Click on the picture to visit the official Ludwig site)

Features on the original 1964 kit:

Black Oyster Pearl Finish
4-ply maple and American veneer shells
Speed King bass drum pedal
22' x 14' bass with fold out bass drum spurs
16' x 16' floor tom
9' x 13' tom
5' x 14' Supersonic chrome snare
Medium-coated white batter heads
Standard Ludwig Hardware: Speed King hi-hat stand, low snare stand, cymbal stand, shell mount cymbal holder, multi adjustable single tom holder mount

Original Zildgan Brass:
20" Heavy Crash
18" Medium Ride
(2) Matched 13" HiHats

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