|As “the most famous name on drums” moves into its 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Drum announces the limited collaboration Ludwig Corey Miller Signature Element Drum Kit. These special edition inaugural kits will only be available for a short time at select Ludwig dealers, and have a sound that is as dangerous as their look.
These drums feature the flash of world-renowned tattoo artist Corey Miller who is a true representation of the relationship tattoos have with Rock and Roll. Having entered the world of tattooing as a 15-year-old hoodlum punk rock drummer, Corey began his professional tattoo career at age 20 at Fat George's Tattoo Gallery in LaPuente, California. Taking cues from famed artists such as Jack Rudy, Filip Leu and Suzanne Fauser, Corey's stunningly realistic tattoo art have taken him all over the world, and made him one of the most sought-after purveyors of ink in modern times. Sole proprietor and owner of Six Feet Under Tattoo Parlor in Upland, CA, since opening up on April Fools Day, 1997, it is his use of black-and-grey that put Corey on the map. Having inked such icons as James Hetfield and custom motorcycle artist Jesse James, it is his recently televised association with L.A. based celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D that has propelled him into the media spotlight.
Corey's flash is set against a background of striking pre-aged White Marine Pearloid wrap, offers a stunning contrast to the black electroplated hardware. "This is a true first for Ludwig, and indeed, the drum industry”, says Kevin Packard, director of marketing, combo percussion. “Numerous kits with custom graphics have been introduced before, but never in a way that allowed every drummer access to them. To have Corey's art on a Ludwig kit is something we are really proud of."
A long- time Ludwig artist and drummer, the Element Series Corey Miller Signature drum kit was personally designed by Corey using various elements of his classic tattoo flash. The kit is also the first production kit from Ludwig to feature a 22"x22" bass drum, a true compliment to the kit's 7"x14" snare, 8"x12" rack tom, and 14"x16" floor tom.