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Waterfall Bubinga - 53

Birdseye Maple - 50

Quilted Makore - 68

Cherry Stain - 0L

Mahogany Stain - 0M

Natural Maple - 0N

Choose any of our available finishes
with the Ludwig Configuration Generator
sound

Big, open tonality with extended resonant focus on midrange projection. Perfect for large-scale touring, live performance, and high-volume settings in larger rooms/venues.

Product Configurations

SUGGESTED CONFIGURATIONS: Ludwig offers a wide variety of unique set-up options through the Ludwig Configuration Generator.

Classic Maple Ready to Play: Ludwig now offers three Classic Maple shell packs (outlined below) featuring the most-requested tom/floor/kick sizes and options; readily-available for quick delivery in four of our most popular finishes. Ludwig Drums
L8303AX DOWNBEAT Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum Ludwig Drums
L8323AX WC FAB 22 - Featuring Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum Ludwig Drums
L8424AX MOD 22 - Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum

A Custom Solution for the Discerning Player.


Shell and Series Info



SERIES INFO

Large-scale touring and live performance. High-volume settings in larger rooms/venues.

Ludwig Shell

SHELL

7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple.

Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range, and sharp attack make it the ideal choice for live performance. Yet Classic Maple's 7-ply shell is crafted to respond to the player and environment quickly, making it adaptable to any playing style or preference.

Ludwig Fact

BEARING EDGE

Each drum's bearing edge is cut to a 45-degree angle within 1/16" from the outside edge. This sharp 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.

Historic Fact

RFST MOLDING

Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through our proprietary RFST molding process.

To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our original bladder molds, R.F.S.T.'s unique bonding system -combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the "Ludwig Sound" in every shell we make.

LCG Gallery



Product Gallery

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Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG Kit featuring NEW Aquaburst Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8x8", 8x10", 8x12", and 9x13" Toms
• 14x15" and 16x16" Floor Toms
• 18x22" Bass Drum
• 5x14" Snare
• 5x15" Black Magic Snare
• Atlas Pro Hardware

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG kit w/Poly-Glass lacquer finish over NEW Fumed Eucalyptus exotic veneer.
LCG Options
• 8x10", 9x12", 10x13", and 11x14" toms
• 16x16" and 16x18" floor toms
• Two 18x24" bass drums
• 5.5x14" snare
• Atlas Pro Hardware

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG "Hollywood" Kit featuring NEW Golden Slumbers Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8x12" and 9x13" Toms
• 16x16" Floor Tom
• 14x22" Bass Drum
• 5x14" Jazz Festival Ltd. Snare
• Atlas Classic Hardware

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG featuring Gold Sparkle WrapTite finish and MACH lugs.
LCG Options
• 9x13", and 10x14" Toms
• 16x16" and 16x18" Floor Toms
• 14x24" Bass Drum
• 5x14" Black Beauty Snare
• Atlas Pro Hardware

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG "Jazzette" Kit featuring NEW Burnt-Natural Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8x12", 14x14" Floor Toms
• 14x22" Bass Drum
• 5x14" Snare
• Atlas Classic Hardware

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Classic Maple 2-Up/2-Down kit in White Marine Pearl (L8245XX,) w/ added 18x22" Bass Drum (LB882XX) 6.5x14" Acrolite Classic Snare (LM405LTD)
LCG Options
• Classic Maple WrapTite Pearloid
• Mini Classic Lugs
• Elite Tom Mount and Holder
• Elite Spurs
• Keystone Badge
• Keystone Floor Tom Brackets
• Vibraband w/ Keystone Bracket
• LCG Bass Drum Hoops: White Cortex w/Black Diamond Pearl Inlay

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Pewter Glass Glitter LCG Kit

• L B 8 4 4 X X 1 A - 14x24 Bass Drum
• L B 8 8 0 X X 1 A - 18x20 Bass Drum
• L F 8 6 8 X X 1 A - 16x18 Floor Tom
• L F 8 6 6 X X 1 A - 16x16 Floor Tom
• L T 8 0 4 X X 1 A - 10x14 Tom Tom
• L T 8 8 2 X X 1 A - 8x12 Tom Tom
• L T 8 7 0 X X 1 A - 7x10 Tom Tom
• L T 8 7 8 X X 1 A - 7x8 Tom Tom
• LW0814JR

LCG Options
• Classic Maple WrapTite Glass Glitter
• Large Classic Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Curved Spurs
• Blue/Olive Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Vibrabands w/ Classic Bracket

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Classic Maple Fab22 Kit in Premium Vintage Black Oyster Pearl WrapTite Finish (L8263XX0Q) w/5x14" Black Beauty Snare (LB416)


• WrapTite Premium Pearl
• Classic Lugs
• Rail Consolette Tom Holder
• Curved Spurs
• Blue/Olive Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Bass-Drum shell-mount cymbal holder

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Burgundy Glass Glitter LCG Kit
•8"x6" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket L T 8 8 6 K M 1 D
•8"x8" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket L T 8 8 8 K M 1 D
•8"x10" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket L T 8 8 0 K M 1 D
•9"x12" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket L T 8 9 2 K M 1 D
•10"x13" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT803KM1D
•11"x14" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT814KM1D
•14"x14" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket L F 8 4 4 X X 1 D
•14"x15" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket L F 8 4 5 X X 1 D
•16"x16" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket L F 8 6 6 X X 1 D
•16"x18" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket L F 8 6 8 X X 1 D
•18"x22" Bass Drum, Mini-Classic Lugs, Elite Spurs L B 8 8 2 X X 1 D
•6.5"x14" Snare Drum, Tube-Style Lugs, Millennium Strainer L S 4 0 3 T X 1 D


LCG Options
• Premium Burgundy Glass Glitter Finish
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Tom Sizes from 6" to 18"
• Keystone Badge
• Keystone Brackets
• Elite Bass Drum Spurs
• 2.3mm Hoops
• Die-Cast Hoops and Tube Lugs (Snare Only)
• Vibraband Suspension Mounts

Ready to Play



Ready to Play Product Gallery

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Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0N)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0N) kit in Natural Maple PolyGlass finish eaturing Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0P)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0P) kit in White Marine Pearl finish eaturing Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX27)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX27) kit in Red Sparkle finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX52)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX52) kit in Sky Blue Pearl finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC)
Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC) kit in Natural PolyGlass finish featuring Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0N0P)
Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0N0P) kit in White Marine Pearl finish featuring Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S. Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum

Components Sizes



Component Drums


Custom configure any combination of components with the Ludwig Configuration Generator

Bass Drums    
Diameter Depth Model
18" 14" LB848
16" LB868
20" 14" LB840
16" LB860
18" LB880
22" 14" LB842
16" LB862
18" LB882
20" LB802
24" 14" LB844
16" LB864
18" LB884
20" LB804
26" 14" LB846
16" LB866

Floor Toms    
Diameter Depth Model
14" 12" LF824
14" LF844
15" 13" LF835
14" LF845
16" 14" LF846
16" LF866
18" 16" LF868

Snare Drums    
Diameter Depth Model
14" 5" LS401
6.5" LS403
14" 3.5" LS558
13" 6" LS557
13" 3" LS462
12" 6" LS555
Toms    
Diameter Depth Model
6" 8" LT886
8" 7" LT878
8" LT888
10" 7" LT870
8" LT880
9" LT890
12" 11" LT812
12" 8" LT882
9" LT892
10" LT802
13" 9" LT893
10" LT803
11" LT813
12" LT823
14" 10" LT804
11" LT814
12" LT824
13" LT834
14" LT844
15" 12" LT825
13" LT835
14" LT845
16" 13" LT836
14" LT846
16" LT866

Artist Quotes



Samuel Fogarino, Interpol


"These drum sets are very animated; they hum, sing, and breathe, like a living, rhythmical being. The sound is very musical, from the light tap of a brush.... to the massive crack of a sticks blunt end, my Ludwigs re-define versatility. If the player knows context and dynamics - these kits take that knowledge to a higher level. They'll make you look smart, and sound even smarter."






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