Ludwig live and loud at summer’s biggest events! We're excited to showcase fan-favorite drum sets from the past few months—an exceptional variety of tones and looks that are elevating performances across the globe. That’s the Ludwig effect of Quality, Innovation, and Tone.
Madden Klass has been out with indie rock supergroup Boygenius this summer, featuring Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. The band is out supporting their debut album, The Record. Madden selected a more "vintage" sound for this tour with Legacy Mahogany series drums. Although a departure from the more contemporary sound of Classic Oak series drums she plays, it is apparent that the 3-ply Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany would be a great fit to round out the crunchy garage-rock tones and Americana style sonics that vocals of this power-trio adorn. This shell's "woofy" low-end establishes a great body and foundation for the percussive role in the live production. Madden's current Legacy Mahogany outfit comprises a 14" x 22" Bass Drum, 16" x 16" Floor Tom, 8" x 12" Tom Tom, and 8" x 14" Snare Drum, all in Burgundy Pearl Wrap. Her main snare is a 6.5" x 14" Universal brass, and the kit is complete with Atlas Pro Hardware and Speed Flyer pedals.
Jon Theodore is ripping through a summer of international tours in support of Queens of the Stone Age's new album, In Times New Roman. The sonic direction has moved from the tight attack of Vistalite acrylic shells used on the Villains world tour to much warmer tones of Classic Maple drums. This series holds up exceptionally to the pace and depth of tone covered by the set list of The End Is Nero Tour. Jon's kit consists of a 14" x 24" Bass Drum, 16" x 18" Floor Tom, 16" x 16" Floor Tom, and 9" x 13" Tom Tom in Charcoal Satin stain finish with Blue/Olive badges. Fans are in for a powerhouse show of musicianship and tone. Check out the tour schedule to catch a show near you!
Daniel Fang and Turnstile have just wrapped up a stadium tour opening for pop-punk icons Blink-182. The last year of headlining tours, supporting the release of Glow On, saw Daniel behind a set of Classic Oak drums that filled the walls of many clubs and drove the songs rhythmically show after show. Now embarking on an entirely new league of venues, it was an obvious decision to go with a kit that commands the audience's gaze and attention from the moment of the first beat. Daniel's selection for this tour consisted of Vistalite series drums in the clear with a 14" x 22" Bass Drum, 16" x 16" Floor Tom, 8" x 12" Tom Tom, and 5.5" x 14" Universal Brass Snare Drum. The tone of Vistalite is known to give clarity to the mix in bigger rooms, which is why they are on top of many players' lists of kits to own and tour with. Its crystalline-like finish adds so much to the visual production of the show for fans. You can't overlook this kit's other apparent high point, the Universal black brass snare drum. Such lush sustain and powerful attack made it the perfect pairing behind the kit. This combination added a significant element to the already impressive performances put on by Turnstile.
The Chris Stapleton tour stops at nothing when putting together some of the best-sounding performances on the road. The production is precisely crafted to assemble a balance of tone that heightens the critically-acclaimed Stapleton song catalog. They've even influenced a patent for stage design. This is why the Legacy series kits you often see drummer Derek Mixon behind mainly shine. Known for their muted attack and controlled sustain, Legacy series drums offer a pure tone and balance from drum to drum. It's no wonder why so many studios around the world require them. Derek's kit is a Legacy Maple outfit with Heritage Green Imperial Coat finish in 14" x 22" Bass Drum, 16" x 18" Floor Tom, 16" x 16", 9" x 13", and completed with a 6.5" x 14" Black Beauty snare drum.