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Champaign Sparkle

Pewter Glass Glitter

Orange Glass Glitter - 1F

Gold Glass Glitter - 1G

Silver Glass Glitter - 1V

Mint Oyster Glass Glitter - 1M

Red Glass Glitter - 1R

Blue Glass Glitter - 1S

Deep Blue Glass Glitter - 2S

African Black Limba: Natural/Mahogany Burst - L1

African Black Limba: Supernatural - L2

African Black Limba: Tequila Sunrise - L3

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 Series 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.



Gallery



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Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Legacy Series 2-Up/2-Down Kit w/ Waterfall Bubinga Exotic Outer in Supernatural Lacquer Finish (LLC245XX53)

• Legacy Exotic - Bubinga-Burst Finish
• Mini Classic Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Elite Spurs
• Small Keystone Badge
• Keystone Floor Tom Legs
• Vibraband w/ Keystone Bracket

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Legacy Series Big Beat Kit w/ Amazon Sumauma Exotic (Finish no longer available) outer in Black-Naturalburst Lacquer Finish (LLC264XXA2)

• Legacy Exotic - Lacquer
• Mini Classic Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Elite Spurs
• Small Keystone Badge
• Keystone Floor Tom Brackets
• Vibraband w/ Keystone Bracket

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Legacy Series DownBeat Kit w/ Australian Lacewood Exotic outer in Gatorfade Lacquer Finish (LLC043XXS4)

• Legacy Exotic - Lacquer
• Mini Classic Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Elite Spurs
• Small Keystone Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets

Ludwig Drums USA

Featured Kit: Legacy Series Custom LCG Kit in Gold Sparkle (33) WrapTite Finish.
• LLB344XX33WL - 14x24 Bass Drum
• LLF368LX33WL - 16x18 Floor Tom
• LLF366LX33WL - 16x16 Floor Tom
• LLT304XX33WLR - 10x14 Tom Tom
• LLT393XX33WLR - 9x13 Tom Tom
• LB416 - 5x14 Black Beauty Snare

• Legacy WrapTite Sparkle
• Long (MACH) Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Curved Spurs
• T-Handles
• Blue/Olive Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Vibraband w/Classic Bracket

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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