Tag Archive | Vintage Drums

Charlie Watts’ Ludwig Drumkit Circa 1965

Charlie Watts Drumkit Front
All Photos By Gail

If you’ve already been to the absolutely phenomenal Rolling Stones ‘ career retrospective, Exhibitionism (which, go!), you may recognize this drumkit belonging to drummer Charlie Watts, which is on display in the recording gallery. This 1965, 4-piece  Ludwig  kit in a Sky Blue Pearl shell finish with a keystone badge (indicating a drum made in the 1960s), was used from 1965 -to mid-1968 by Watts on most of the band’s studio recordings and live performances.

Charlie Watts Drumkit Side

Watts remembers that, “Everyone in the early ‘60s wanted Ludwig, so I got mine from the same place Ringo [Starr] got this, I think, which was Drum City, in Shaftesbury Avenue. Ringo’s was dark grey pearl and mine was sky blue – very camp.”

Exhibitionism continues through March 12th, 2017 at Industria, Located at West 12th and Washington Streets in the Meat Packing District. Visit This Link Tickets and More Information!

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Neal Smith Mirrored Premier Vintage Drum Set For Sale

Mirrored Kit 1973

These Drums Could Be Yours

Neal Smith, original drummer for the band Alice Cooper is selling his historic Mirrored Premier Drum Set. This is the very first set ever of completely mirrored drums. The kit includes 19 drums total with four bass drums: The two originals from the financial-record setting 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour, and the two bass drums from Alice Cooper’s 1974 Brazilian tour, for which the band held the Guinness Book of World Records for over twenty years for the indoor concert attendance record of 125,000 people. No cymbals will be included, but all Premier stands and hardware, plus extra parts, will be included. Drums are being sold “as is.” The buyer will pay for all shipping, or can pick them up in Connecticut.

Serious inquiries only can be sent to Neal via the comments section of this post.

Premier Drummer

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