Question: What happened to Ludwig drums?

Ludwig drums were used by many leading drum and bugle corp. On 4 November 1981, William F Ludwig II sold the business to the Selmer Company (now Conn-Selmer). Selmer closed the Damen Avenue factory in the ensuing years and moved the drum production business to Monroe, North Carolina, in 1984.

Where is the Ludwig Drum Factory?

There was a Ludwig factory in LaGrange, IL, up through 2013, but all operations are now based in North Carolina and Elkhart, Indiana. Here is a look at the old Ludwig Drum factory on Damen Avenue, as it was in 1955 vs.

Did Buddy Rich play Ludwig drums?

Across his career, Buddy Rich drew huge crowds. He performed jazz, swing, big band, and over the years was featured on numerous television shows. Rich used Ludwig, Slingerland, and Rogers drums, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads across his drumming career. His drumhead of choice was the Remo Coated Diplomat.

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