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Ludwig - Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" Mahogany Thermogloss, 3 Ply Power Bass Drum

From the Carmine Appice Collection at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault in Seattle, WA. 

It’s impossible to adequately describe Carmine’s massive impact on the drum world. He redefined rock drumming with his innovative playing with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogart and Appice, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Edgar Winter, Ted Nugent and more. He literally “wrote the book” on rock drumming with his “Realistic Rock” drum method, the best selling rock drum book of all time. He introduced the rock drum world to China cymbals and gongs that are now commonplace on the modern drum set. Carmine is without a doubt, one of the most influential and innovative drummers of our time.

We've just acquired a huge collection of drum gear directly from Carmine Appice. This is just one piece of the collection currently available here at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault.

Straight from our Carmine Appice collection. Ultra rare with history and vibe galore!! This is one of two bass drums custom made for Carmine by Ludwig. Carmine wanted deeper bass drums for increased low end. At the time, the only 14" was the deepest available. This 15x24" Mahogany Thermogloss bass drum is the first "power size" drum that Ludwig ever built. It started a trend towards deeper drum shells that would completely disrupt the standard sized drums that drum manufacturers had been building since the 1930s. Carmine used this bass drum with Beck, Bogart and Appice and in the beginning of his tenure with the Rod Stewart Group.

You can see in the first 2 pictures how the pattern of the duct tape residue on the batter head matches the pattern in the early photo ofCarmine playing this drum with Beck, Bogart and Appice. There is an added Ludwig cymbal mount, plus 2 extra holes from another where Carmine would use shell mounted cymbal stands to mount his cymbals to his bass drum.

Nothing broken or missing. The drum shows obvious sign of use from years of touring the world with two of the biggest names in rock 'n roll.

Serial Number: #1017901

Listeda year ago
Condition
Brand
Model
  • Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" 3 Ply Power Bass Drum
Finish
  • Mahogany Thermogloss
Categories
Year
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States

About the Seller

Donn Bennett's Drum Vault

Seattle, WA, United States
(368)
Joined Reverb:2014
Items Sold:618
Ludwig Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" 3 Ply Power Bass Drum 1970s - Mahogany Thermogloss
Ludwig Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" 3 Ply Power Bass Drum 1970s - Mahogany Thermogloss
Originally $4,274, now $1,695 ($2,579 price drop)
$2,579 price drop

About This Listing

Ludwig - Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" Mahogany Thermogloss, 3 Ply Power Bass Drum

From the Carmine Appice Collection at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault in Seattle, WA. 

It’s impossible to adequately describe Carmine’s massive impact on the drum world. He redefined rock drumming with his innovative playing with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogart and Appice, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Edgar Winter, Ted Nugent and more. He literally “wrote the book” on rock drumming with his “Realistic Rock” drum method, the best selling rock drum book of all time. He introduced the rock drum world to China cymbals and gongs that are now commonplace on the modern drum set. Carmine is without a doubt, one of the most influential and innovative drummers of our time.

We've just acquired a huge collection of drum gear directly from Carmine Appice. This is just one piece of the collection currently available here at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault.

Straight from our Carmine Appice collection. Ultra rare with history and vibe galore!! This is one of two bass drums custom made for Carmine by Ludwig. Carmine wanted deeper bass drums for increased low end. At the time, the only 14" was the deepest available. This 15x24" Mahogany Thermogloss bass drum is the first "power size" drum that Ludwig ever built. It started a trend towards deeper drum shells that would completely disrupt the standard sized drums that drum manufacturers had been building since the 1930s. Carmine used this bass drum with Beck, Bogart and Appice and in the beginning of his tenure with the Rod Stewart Group.

You can see in the first 2 pictures how the pattern of the duct tape residue on the batter head matches the pattern in the early photo ofCarmine playing this drum with Beck, Bogart and Appice. There is an added Ludwig cymbal mount, plus 2 extra holes from another where Carmine would use shell mounted cymbal stands to mount his cymbals to his bass drum.

Nothing broken or missing. The drum shows obvious sign of use from years of touring the world with two of the biggest names in rock 'n roll.

Serial Number: #1017901

Listeda year ago
Condition
Brand
Model
  • Carmine Appice's 1970s, Custom Made 24 x15" 3 Ply Power Bass Drum
Finish
  • Mahogany Thermogloss
Categories
Year
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States

About the Seller

Donn Bennett's Drum Vault

Seattle, WA, United States
(368)
Joined Reverb:2014
Items Sold:618

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