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Ludwig Downbeat Drum Set 1966 Vintage - $2,300 (Bloomington)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Ludwig
model name / number: Downbeat
This is a beautiful vintage Ludwig Downbeat drum set in Sky Blue Pearl. The set was built in 1966. I purchased it from the original owner in 2022 and he took exceptional care of it over the past nearly 60 years. Wraps are in good condition. The upper tom wrap has some minor crazing or residue near the badge and the seam is raised a bit.

Bass Drum #254669
20"x14"

Tom #265346
12"x8"

Floor Tom #284393
14"x14"

All hardware is in excellent working condition. The ride cymbal mount, upper tom mount, floor tom & bass floor peg knurling is crisp and not stripped out. Bass drum hoops are in good condition with only minor wear and some wear around the foot pedal mounting surface.

Also includes a set of three vintage vinyl drum bags that were purchased in 1966 with the kit. All in fair condition for their age, but one of the zippers on the bass drum bag is broken. Includes a vintage Ludwig drum key and a small wrench/socket to tighten the upper tom mount.

**I also have the original Ludwig Jazz Fest matching snare available. The owner purchased it in 1963 and then purchased the rest of the set to match it.**

Listing for local pickup in Bloomington, IL (or could arrange personal delivery within reasonable driving range). Bloomington is about halfway between Chicago & St. Louis. Would prefer not to ship.

post id: 7743941420

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