Ludwig Drum Company is thrilled to announce the addition of drumming legend Vinnie Colaiuta to its Family of Ludwig Drum and Atlas Hardware endorsers.
"The moment I started pulling (the drums) out of boxes I was impressed," states Colaiuta. "Workmanship, whole nine yards. Hit 'em once out the box and went 'yep'! There it is!'"
Vinnie will be taking his new Legacy and Classic Maple kits on tour this summer with Sting, and as well as filling-in off-dates with Herbie Hancock and in LA Session work. Both kits are finished in Black Galaxy Finish, and featuring Mini-Classic Lugs. Sizes include a 14x22" kick drum w/Elite Spurs and Double Tom Mount, 7x10" and 8x12" toms w/Keystone Brackets (no vibrabands,) and 14x14" & 16x16" floor toms w/Keystone Brackets. Vinnie has been using 5"x14" Supraphonic and Hammered Brass snare drums.
"I'm serious. I just wigged when I saw those drums. Wow. Gorgeous. Thank you for taking that care to put those drums together like that. Wow, I finally feel like I don't have to 'fight' the instrument anymore!"
Atlas Hardware used includes the Atlas Pro Double Pedal, Hi-Hat Stand, Boom Stands, and Pro 1 and 2 snare stands. "The opportunity to work with such a drumming legend is truly an honor," states Kevin Packard, Ludwig Marketing and Artist Relations Manager. "We look forward to a close collaboration with Vinnie in the next phase of Ludwig's historic Legacy."
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