An Enduring Kit and an Unforgettable Time - Modern Drummer Magazine

An Enduring Kit and an Unforgettable Time

This vintage 1963 Ludwig Hollywood set in an Oyster Black Pearl wrap comes to us from drummer Nelson Hawkins, who ordered it after paging through a Ludwig catalog in the early ’60s. The kit came with two 8x12 mounted toms, a 20" bass drum, and a 16" floor tom. Hawkins says that he completed the setup with a previously owned Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 snare and Zildjian cymbals. And in the ’70s, he upgraded the hardware with Ludwig’s Hercules series of cymbal stands.

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December 2018 Issue