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Ludwig offers free matching snare drum on USA shell packs

Laura  Barnes
Ludwig offers free matching snare drum on USA shell packs

UK dealers are able take advantage of Ludwig’s popular free snare drum promotion.

Back by popular demand, the drum kit maker is offering a free matching snare drum on selected USA shell packs.

Last year, a similar promotion on just the Classic Maple range saw a huge take up from the top UK Ludwig dealers. But this year, the promotion is open to all UK dealers as it’s been extended to also include the new Keystone X and Club Date Series.

Classic Maple however, is still only available to the top level Heirloom dealers.
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The deal couldn’t be simpler – just order a pre-configured shell pack in stock at either Active Music or the Ludwig USA Warehouse and receive a free matching snare drum worth up to £700 (RRP).

All 20” & 18” bass drum configurations will get a free 14”x 5” matching snare drums and 22” & 24” bass drum configurations will get a 14”x 6.5” snare.

For a full list of available stock and terms and conditions, contact Active Music on 020 8693 5678 or at

In other Ludwig news, the drum maker has announced the release of a video reference library of its world-renowned snare drums, featuring its classic line-up of USA snare drums.

The videos give customers an overview of both its metal and wood snares, new and old. In the coming months this resource will be continuously updated to include all the greatest hits from Ludwig.

The complete selection of videos can be found on the Active Music Website.

Ludwig also recently celebrated Buddy Rich’s 100th birthday at Ronnie Scott’s, bringing the Buddy Rich Big Band and some of the biggest names in drummer together for 6 sold out nights, including legendary drummer Dave Weckl, Buddy’s daughter Cathy Rich, Gregg Potter and some of the original band members.

A special edition Ludwig Classic Maple was flown in for the occasion, which was a faithful duplication of Buddy Rich’s Ludwig kit that caused a storm at this year’s NAMM show. Including an original vintage rail consolette, the famous vintage blue/olive badges and a shell mounted cymbal holders. Most of these special features can be yours by designing your own Ludwig shells on the firm’s configuration generator and popping in to your nearest Ludwig Heirloom Dealer.

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