Ludwig Cymbal Stand, used by Buddy Rich


This stand was made by Ludwig in Chicago, Illinois, around 1970-1980. It is a cymbal stand, tripod 3-tier straight-style, top tilt section, with plastic wingnuts, and rubber feet. The stand is marked:


This cymbal stand is from a drumset used by Buddy Rich in 1983-1987.

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (1917-1987) began his professional career as a drummer, tap dancer, and singer with his parents' vaudeville act before the age of two. By the time he was six, "Traps, the Boy Wonder," had performed on Broadway and toured the United States and Australia.

With the demise of the vaudeville circuit and the popularity of the swing era, Buddy became an orchestra musician. His talents as a drummer landed him a job offer with Joe Marsala's band at the Hickory House in New York City in 1937. This led to a long line of high-profile performances with Bunny Berrigan, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Carter. Buddy's playing style was characterized by phenomenal speed, four-way independence, and an uncanny way of driving a big band.

Date Made: 1970-1980

User: Rich, Bernard "Buddy"Maker: Ludwig Drum Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Credit Line: Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0665.07Accession Number: 1988.0665Catalog Number: 1988.0665.07

Object Name: stand

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 33 in; 83.82 cmoverall: 36 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 in; 92.71 cm x 10.795 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_607060

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