Setting the standard for power and resonance, Ludwig's Ultimate Series bass drums are specifically crafted for today's marching activity. Constructed with durable 10-ply maple hoops, oversized reinforced claws, and 6mm tension rods, these drums are forged to hold up even in the toughest of conditions.
We start by selecting only the finest quality woods. For Ludwig ULTIMATE, that’s Select North American Maple. Maple shells offer a high level of sensitivity, a dynamic tuning range, and a sharp attack. Making them the perfect fit for the marching arts.
We assemble the thick 5.4mm, 6-ply Maple shell in a cross laminated fashion using our exclusive Radio Frequency Shell Technology. This process utilizes our original bladder molds and a specialized adhesive, allowing the shell to cure evenly across the entire surface. Laminate finishes are applied during this stage as well. Resulting in a more durable drum with better resonance.
The final ingredient in a Ludwig shell is the bearing edge. Our 45-degree inner cut with a 1/8" round over gives you the ULTIMATE in projection and tone. This edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman's touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface. Ensuring an unmistakable Ludwig sound.
|LUMB16PX||14x16" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB18PX||14x18" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB20PX||14x20" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB22PX||14x22" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB24PX||14x24" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB26PX||14x26" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB28PX||14x28" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB30PX||16x30" Marching Bass Drum|
|LUMB32PX||16x32" Marching Bass Drum|
The redesigned aluminum casing includes a smaller profile and a 60% reduction in weight. All while maintaining the signature Ludwig look.
6 sonically located air vents are present on every drum.
6-ply, 100% North American Maple. Maple shells offer a high level of sensitivity, a dynamic tuning range, and a sharp attack. Making them the perfect fit for the marching arts.
Each bass bearing edge is a 45-degree inner cut with a 1/8" radius round over. This edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman's touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.