Check on out the video!! Here is a very nice vintage 1962's Ludwig Downbeat drum set! Sized 14x20", 8x12", and 14x14" with a matching 4x14" snare drum, this set is in excellent condition and has all nickel hardware and nickel over bras rims! Date stamps on the interior date this kit to March, 1962. These drums all finished in their original black diamond pearl wrap. The wrap is in great shape with the exception of some number/letter etchings near the badge on every drum. These don't show up very well beyond a few feet away from the set, but up close they are visible. I've taken photos of each one. Internal tone controls are functional, and the rail consolette is delightfully smooth to operate.

Steve's notes: Truly a joy to play as you will see in the video! The early 60s era Ludwig Downbeat kits sound incredible, and this set is no exception. Stunning and vibrant BDP wrap and superb nickel hardware with nickel-over-brass rims. The 3 ply mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells sing! This set is over 60 years old and is ready for 60 more. Stunning.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • No. 988 Downbeat Outfit 8x12 / 14x14 / 14x20" Drum Set with Keystone Badges
  • Black Diamond Pearl
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  • United States
Shell Material
  • Mahogany
  • Poplar

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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago

Glendale Heights, IL, United States
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