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

Warm, Focused Tonality. Extended Low-Range with Controlled Sustain. Wide tuning range; performs well at high and low tunings.

Product Configurations

SUGGESTED CONFIGURATIONS: Ludwig offers a wide variety of unique set-up options through the Ludwig Configuration Generator. To satisfy the personal playing style of every drummer, a selection of shell packs featuring the most-requested tom/floor/kick sizes and options is outlined below:
Ludwig Drums
2-up/2-down - Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Brackets, Elite Spurs, Keystone Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum Ludwig Drums
Down Beat - Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, Classic Brackets, Elite Spurs, Keystone Badges, and Virgin Bass DrumLudwig Drums
Fab 22 - Featuring Classic Lugs and Brackets, Curved Spurs, Blue/Olive Badges, Rail Consolette Tom Mount, and Shell-Mount Cymbal ArmLudwig Drums
Pro Beat - Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs and Brackets, Elite Spurs, Keystone Badges, and Virgin Bass DrumLudwig Drums
Big Beat - Featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Brackets, Elite Spurs, Keystone Badges, and Virgin Bass DrumLudwig Drums
Zep - Featuring Classic Lugs and Brackets, Curved Spurs, Blue/Olive Badges, and Virgin Bass DrumLudwig Drums

The Sound that Defines Legends.


Shell and Series Info



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.


Ludwig Shell

SHELL

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.

Ludwig Shell

BEARING EDGE

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.

Historic Fact

HISTORIC FACT

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.



Featured



Featured Kits

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LUDWIG LEGACY MAPLE VINTAGE BLACK OYSTER

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Ludwig Legacy Maple LCG kit finished Vintage Black Oyster.
14"x18" Bass Drum
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• No Mount
• New Classic Claws
• A.T.L.A.S. Anchors
• Keystone Cast Badge

8"x12" Tom Tom
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Keystone Cast Badge
• A.T.L.A.S MOUNT

14"x14" Floor Tom
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• A.T.L.A.S. Floor Tom Legs
• Keystone Cast Badge

14"x24" Bass Drum
•Virgin
• Curved Spurs
• Large Classic Lugs
• Small Keystone Badge
• New Classic Claw Hooks

9"x13" Tom Tom
• Vibra-Band w/Classic Bracket
• Large Classic Lugs
• Small Keystone Badge

16"x16" Floor Tom
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Large Classic lugs
• Small Keystone Badge

16"x18" Floor Tom
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Large Classic lugs
• Small Keystone Badge

6.5"x14" Snare Drum
• Twin Lugs
• Triple-Flanged Hoops

LUDWIG LEGACY MAPLE EXOTIC LIMBA NAT: MAHOGANY BURST

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Ludwig Legacy Maple Exotic kit finished Limba Natural Mahogany Burst.
14"x20" Bass Drum

• Atlas Arch
• Atlas Anchors
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Small Keystone Badge
• New Classic Claw Hooks

8"x12" Tom Tom
• Atlas Mount
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Small Keystone Badge

14"x14" Floor Tom
• Atlas Floor Tom Legs
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Small Keystone Badge

5"x14" Snare Drum
• Twin Lugs
• Triple-Flanged hoops

Finishes



Exotic

Birdseye Maple 50

Fumed Eucalyptus FE

Lacewood GatorFade S4

Lacewood Honeyburst S3

Lacewood Nat Mahog S1

Lacewood Supernatural S2

Limba Nat:Mahog Burst L1

Limba Olive Burst L4

Limba Supernatural L2

Limba Tequila Sunrise L3


Wrap-Tite

Black Cortex 0G

Black Galaxy BG

Blue Sparkle 32

Champagne Sparkle 0C

Gold Sparkle 33

GreenSparkle 54

Olive Sparkle 36

Red Oyster Pearl RP

Red Sparkle 27

Shampayne SP

Silver Sparkle 0S

Sky Blue Pearl 52

Teal Sparkle 37

Vintage Black Oyster 1Q2

Vintage White Marine NM

White Cortex 0F

White Marine Pearl 0P

Components Sizes Available



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



Al Wilson


"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."




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