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WHITE MARINE PEARL

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RUBY SPARKLE

OLIVE SPARKLE
sound

Warm and well-balanced, with dry, airy overtones.

Product Configurations

Ludwig Drums
LR318JX Jazzette 3-pc. Shell Pack Ludwig Drums
LR320DX Downbeat 3-pc. Shell Pack Ludwig Drums
LR322FX Fab 3 3-pc. Shell Pack Ludwig Drums

Super. Classic. Today.


Series Info



SERIES INFO



Light to regular play in small-to-midsized clubs, excellent for gigging vintage drum collectors.

With old-school spec and modern swagger, the new Club Date Special Edition kit is made for the gigging drummer with an ear for classic Ludwig sound. Club Date's dual-tension lugs reduce the amount of weight on each shell, allowing the drums to speak with delecate subtlety at the slightest touch, and open further as played. Three configured shell packs, four sparkle finishes, and a low price tag make Club Date the solution for the collector in need of a playable alternative to vintage gear. Excellent for gigging vintage drum collectors.

Historic Fact

HISTORIC FACT

The Club Date kit originated as a lower-cost alternative to Ludwig's original Super Classic Series. Debuting in 1956, Club Date featured the same shell as Super Classic, but the center-mounted, dual-sided lugs required less manufacturing time.



Shell Info



SHELL INFO

Ludwig Shell

SHELL

Reinforced Seam Molded Acrylic

6-ply Cherry/Gumwood hybrid

Ludwig Shell

BEARING EDGE

Full roundover edge

Features


Ludwig Bearing Edge Center-mounted Classic 'Bowtie' Lugs

Ludwig Bearing Edge Classic Mounting Brackets

Ludwig Bearing Edge Rail Consolette Mount

Ludwig Bearing Edge Vibraband Tom Mounts

Ludwig Bearing Edge Folding "Gull-Wing" spurs

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Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE Fab22 Shell Pack
in Olive Sparkle (LR322FXLV)
w/6.5x14 Black Beauty Snare (LB417BT)

Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE Fab22 Shell Pack
in White Marine Pearl (LR322FXOP)
w/6.5x14 Club Date Snare (LRR64SOP)

Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE DownBeat Shell Pack
in Ruby Sparkle (LR320DXRS)
w/5x14 Supraphonic Snare (LM400)

Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE DownBeat Shell Pack
in White Marine Pearl (LR320DX0SOP)
w/Carl Palmer's Venus Snare (LW3714CP)

Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE Jazette Shell Pack
in Silver Sparkle (LR318JX0S)
w/5x14 Acrolite Classic Snare (LM404C)

Ludwig Club Date SE Club Date SE Jazette Shell Pack
in Ruby Sparkle (LR318JXRS)
w/5x14 Club Date Snare (LRR54SOS)

Snare Drums



CLUB DATE SNARE DRUMS

Feature a thinner, 4-ply Cherry/Gum shell with 4-ply Birch reinforcement rings.
Exceptional depth, control, and 'throaty' snare response.

Ludwig Club Date SE
LRR54S Club Date SE 5x14 Snare Drum in White Marine Pearl

Ludwig Club Date SE
LRR64S Club Date SE 6.5x14 Snare Drum in White Marine Pearl

Artist Quote



Patrick Keeler, The Racconteurs/The Greenhornes


"Not only do these new drums share the timeless look and classic beauty of the originals... but with the combination of it's signature long lugs and the all new Cherry / Gumwood shells, they deliver the same warm and well-balanced tone that got me hooked in the first place. I have been recording and touring with my 1962 Club Dates for for over a decade and I can honestly say, the new Club Dates from Ludwig easily live up to the precedent of their forefathers. These are an affordable and excellent recreation of one of my favorite set of drums. From beginner to pro, you will be amazed with the sound, playability and feel of the all new Club Date."




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