Shell and Series Info
Optimum for Recording Studio and Intimate Live Settings.
Vintage Ludwig drums -featuring the classic 3-ply shell construction from Ludwig's Golden Era- are treasured for tonal purity in recording environments. As Ludwig's flagship professional drum line, Legacy Maple is a decidedly modern twist on our vintage shell formula.
1/16" Maple Outer Ply, 1/8" Poplar Core Ply, 1/16" Maple Inner Ply with 1/4" Solid Maple Reinforcement Rings.
The key to Legacy's classic tone begins with a cross-laminated American Poplar center ply to lend focus to the warm, sustained resonance of inner/outer Maple plies. This unique shell combination is further stabilized by a specially-rounded bearing edge with single-ply reinforcement rings.
30 Degree inner cut with a 1/8" radius round over
Producing a pure, well-rounded sonic footprint, Legacy Series revives the distinctive sound that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.
Ludwig and Ludwig's 3-ply shell formula was unveiled in 1923; at the time touted as being built "...in accordance with the recognized correct principles used in the manufacture of airplanes." This classic construction evolved into a sound that captured the attention of generations of drummers.
"My Ludwigs have the fluffly, warm and round tone of the vintage drums combined with an aggressive attack and clarity that fits today's music. The craftsmanship is astounding. They are beautiful works of art, fit perfectly in any setting, and I love them."
Patrick Carney, The Black Keys
"Ludwig Drums are the sound of Rock and Roll."
Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick
"My new Ludwig drums sound like Ringo and Bonzo and Ginger and Mitch, with a touch of Bun E. My snare drum sounds like classic hard rock, updated to 2012 standards."