Black Oyster Pearl finish (original)
14x20" Bass Drum
Three Ply shell; mahogany/poplar/mahogany,
w/Maple reinforcing rings. White paint interior. The drum shell
is 'in round' with excellent factory bearing edges.
NOTE; the original 'swing-away'
type legs and mounts were replaced/upgraded with the 1970s Arch
type legs and mounts.
Also, the finish seam is 'flat
and tight' as shown.
NOTE; the original Rail Consolett
type tom tom holder was replaced/upgraded with the center double
tom tom type mount.
NOTE; the rear hoop inlay is
the original Black Oyster Pearl while the front hoop inlay is
retro. 1960s replacement.
Also, the cymbal 'L' arm is
The Black Oyster Pearl finish
doesn't show any signs or areas of fade. Nor any hair line splits.
There are a few superficial scratches worth mentioning. This bass
drum is very tonal and can produce a lot of volume when needed.
It's an excellent example of Ludwig's quality!
Keystone Badge w/six digits,
c. mid 1960s.
NOTE; Ringo playing a 20"
bass drum; eight lugs per side.
+File photo credit; unknown.
See also; Snare Drums, Drum
Sets, Singles and Hardware Pages; Ludwig.