The Sound of Rock and Roll: Ludwig Drums

From Ringo Starr to John Bonham, Bun E. Carlos to Fabrizio Moretti (and drum God Neil Peart for a spell), for many Ludwig drums are the rock and roll drum set. It is hard to argue against that after seeing John Bonham pound the crap out of his orange, see-through Vistalites during “Moby Dick” on “The Song Remains the Same” or seeing the classic Beatles logo on a Ludwig drum head but few realize the incredible history that is Ludwig drums. If you wanted to know a little bit about the drum sound that you hear on Cheap Trick’s “Live at Budokan” here are some pretty cool links to check out.

· Ludwig Drums Official homepage and Artist Selector- this is the official home of Ludwig Drums. Use the Artist Selector to see who currently uses Ludwig Drums
· Ludwig Drum History: Check out the site at 2112 Online at the article at Drum Center for a good backgrounder on the rich history of Ludwig
· The National Music Music Collection has an interesting exhibit on vintage Ludwig Drums that really demonstrates their drum corp history as opposed to their rock and roll history
· If you are a drummer yourself you will really want to check out the excellent Classic Drums website which is dedicated to “Classic & Vintage Ludwig Drums for Players and Collectors”
· Finally, two of the most famous drummers that play (and played) Ludwig drums are Ringo Starr and John Bonham. For an interesting look at the drums of Ringo Starr check out the article “A History of Ringo Starr’s Drumming.” For a list of John Bonham’s gear check out this page at Achilles Last Stand.

There you have it. Some interesting things to explore from the world of Ludwig drums. Crank up “When the Levee Breaks” and have a ball.