Tradition, craftsmanship, and visionary excellence.
This is a single custom-built, American-made bass drum from the Ludwig Legacy Classic series, which is based on a modern rethinking of the legendary reinforced 3-ply Ludwig drum shells that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.
Incorporating many of the same methods used throughout its long and illustrious history, Ludwig's exclusive Legacy Classic shells are made in-house from the choicest cuts of hand-selected North American hardwoods. At its core is a single 1/8" ply of premium poplar for unyielding warmth and resonance. Inner and outer plies of 1/16" premium-grade North American maple are then cross-laminated to the core to reproduce that magical balance of power and clarity for the modern era. This proven design is then augmented with 1/4" single-ply maple reinforcement hoops, and rounded, classic-cut bearing edges for thundering lows and pronounced cut-through in any musical situation. The attractive maple outer shell is then treated in durable lacquer finishes. All Legacy Classic drums also feature Ludwig's Classic mini-lugs and traditional "Keystone" badges.
But Legacy Classic is not merely a blast from the past. This drum is created through state-of-the-art manufacturing, careful quality control, and a host of upgrades and innovations developed through Ludwig's considerable experience and expertise in crafting drums. For the discriminating professional, serious part-time player, and vintage and contemporary collector alike, Legacy Classic is among the best of today, yesterday, and tomorrow.