Need an idea of value of this drum set...

alparrott

Platinum Member
The Ludwig Standard is made by Paiste. You can see their name under "Made in Germany". Paiste was headquartered in Germany between 1945 and 1957. My guess is your cymbal is somewhere in between.
Ludwig/Paiste Standard cymbals were made to ship with Standard kits between 1968 and 1974.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Ludwig/Paiste Standard cymbals were made to ship with Standard kits between 1968 and 1974.
I'm not disagreeing, just curious as to why it would say "Made in Germany" then. They moved to Switzerland in 1957.
 

IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
If I were you, I'd probably think about framing that drumhead. It's just...beautiful. It would be a nice memento.

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alparrott

Platinum Member
I'm not disagreeing, just curious as to why it would say "Made in Germany" then. They moved to Switzerland in 1957.
They moved headquarters and production of their top lines to Switzerland. But the Ludwig cymbals weren't top shelf. Production for those lesser-quality lines stayed in Germany.

In the 80s I bought a set of Paiste Sound Vader hi-hats. Made in Germany. Not top-of-the-line, but very nice.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
They moved headquarters and production of their top lines to Switzerland. But the Ludwig cymbals weren't top shelf. Production for those lesser-quality lines stayed in Germany.

In the 80s I bought a set of Paiste Sound Vader hi-hats. Made in Germany. Not top-of-the-line, but very nice.
Interesting.

I have a set of Nu Vader's. They arent bad. I had no idea they were connected to Paiste.
 
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