Update: Vintage Ludwig Drums help New Belgium's Tour de Fat raise $100K in Denver!!

As many of you know, when New Belgium's Tour de Fat needed to find a vintage, professional backline drum set out of all of Denver's used drum stores they could have called they turned to me!!

Needless to say I was stoked!

If you missed my last post about finding the vintage Ludwig Super Classic drum set I'll fill you in. Here's the deal:

New Belgium needed a drum set that could live up to all the bemusement of their awesome stages and crazily costumed cyclists—one of the many cheap beginner drum sets I go through weekly wasn't gonna do the trick. I needed a special vintage kit to match all the vintage cycling moustaches that would look great on stage.

New Belgium's cycling beer fanatic following is a well-dressed crew, just ask anyone who was at the costume contest. What drum set can live up to that?

The one I found!

The Ludwig Super Classic!

It's a perfect 1965 Ludwig Super Classic drum set in MINT condition and delivered it from Utah for an unbeatable price. These amazing sounding cans are wrapped in a beautiful champagne sparkle finish that stood up to Tour De Fat's amazing stage design.

 The '65 vintage Ludwig Super Classic set and congas that rounded out the backline for New Belgium's Tour De Fat in Denver's City Park.

The '65 vintage Ludwig Super Classic set and congas that rounded out the backline for New Belgium's Tour De Fat in Denver's City Park.

 Tour De Fat's main stage and some of the fans and cyclists.

Tour De Fat's main stage and some of the fans and cyclists.

In case you missed it, City Park was pretty full of cyclists and beer enthusiasts last weekend who helped raise more than $100,000 for charity marking Tour De Fat's most successful single-day draw to date.

The event kicked off with a costumed bike parade from City Park, through Park Hill and back to the Tour De Fat's main stage. The event featured Portaoke (karaoke in a port-o-potty), music from bands like Jekyll, Wild High and In the Whale and tons of other bemusements.

That Ludwig drum kit has since toured the country, bringing amazing vintage tone to all those that attend and giving those vintage Luddys the attention they deserve (they were found in the owner's garage, untouched for years). Thank you New Belgium, Fat Tire, and Tour de Fat for THAT!!

I love helping people save money on awesome drum kits and cymbals, especially when the money they save goes to charity. I've got another upcoming fundraiser so make sure you're subscribed to my newsletter and blog feed.

I don't say this often, but when I do, I mean it...AWESOME!!

Posted on September 24, 2015 and filed under Event.