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GREG SLUTZ

International Product
Coordinator

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TEAM PROFILE:

1. Ludwig Team Position and Time Served:
Ludwig Customer Service 6yrs, now International Customer Coordinator
2. Things you love about your job:
Helping people and being a part of the Music Business world.
3. Challenging aspects:
Some questions can be quite technical. Really have to do your homework.
4. Drumming experience, and how it all started:
Received my first drum (Ludwig Acrolite) in 5th grade. Had to take a year of piano lessons before my parents gave in!
5. Were there any experiences before you came to Ludwig that you feel prepared you for what you do now?
I relate to customers questions due to my own playing experience.
6. Most memorable experiences while "on duty" with Ludwig:
2006 DCI World Championship, Madison, WI / Hanging out with Bill Ludwig III, Bun e Carlos, Victor Salazar, and Kevin Packard after Tinted Windows show in Chicago.
7. Current Drumming Gig outside Ludwig:
n/a
8. Favorite "Ludwig Era" of drum making:
80's Mirrored Chrome Van Halen sized Power kits!
9. Strangest thing that has happened on the job:
Ludwig team in costume for Halloween was pretty strange.
10. Do you collect Ludwig Drums? Favorite Piece:
Bun e Carlos ltd ed snare / White Marine Pearl snare signed by Butch Miles
11. Your current playing set-up, and what you dig about it:
n/a
12. Favorite concerts/gigs featuring a Ludwig Artists:
SCOTS with Dave Hartman / Jimmy Buffet with Eric Darken.
13. What drew you to Ludwig?
Ludwig is Legend in my book and I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it.
14. What, to you, makes Ludwig unique?
Old school influence and dedication to their roots.
15. Any upcoming projects that you are particularly excited about?
n/a
16. Who are you major drumming influences?
John Bonham, Nicko McBrain, Alex Van Halen, Ron Keezer*(thanks for the lessons)
17. What are your five favorite albums (drumming or otherwise)?
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin, 1984 Van Halen, When I Woke - Rusted Root, Planet Drum - Mickey Hart, and for wooing the ladies Michael Buble' 2003 (did you realize that was Vinnie Colaiuta on drums;)







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