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Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack  

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Originally created to recognize Ludwig's 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Centennial Series Drums have been expanded to include three new shell packs in popular, tour-ready configurations. Fusing the... Read More

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Overview

Originally created to recognize Ludwig's 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Centennial Series Drums have been expanded to include three new shell packs in popular, tour-ready configurations. Fusing the warmth and projection of quality North American Maple shells with a choice of six custom sparkle or natural lacquer finishes, the Centennial Series delivers reliabiity and the legendary Ludwig sound in one exceptional package.

The 100% North American Maple Shells are crowned with Vibraband Suspension Rims to ensure supreme resonance, while wearing triple-flanged chrome hoops and redesigned classic lugs. The bass drum features an undrilled design to maintain the natural timbre of the drum. In addition, the die-cast bass drum claws and telescoping spurs ensure a dependable tune and base, respectively.

The Zep configuration features the fabled 26 x 14" kick drum, 14 x 10" rack tom and 16 x 16" and 18 x 16" floor toms. Simply put - this shell pack is heavy machinery for a rock drummer who wants to bring the thunder. With additional component drums available to fit the needs of any playing style, Centennial Series Drums are Ludwig's answer to the working drummer's battle cry.

Snare, cymbals and stands sold separately.

Features Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s):26" x 14"
  • Tom(s):14" x 10"
  • Floor Tom(s):16" x 16", 18" x 16"
  • Snare:Not Applicable
  • Total Pieces:4
  • Hardware:Not Applicable
  • Cymbals:Not Applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell Material:Maple
  • Construction:6-Ply
  • Thickness (mm):Info Not Available
  • Bearing Edge:45°
  • Reinforcement Ring:Not Applicable
  • Drum Hardware
  • Material:Steel
  • Mounts:Suspended
  • Hoops:Triple-flange
  • Lugs:Patented
  • Other
  • Heads:Branded
  • Finish Type:Lacquer
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Maple and birch drum sets (drums only) - 3 year warranty.
Marching and tympani drums - 3 year warranty.
Sticks and hardware - one year warranty.
Cases - one year warranty.
Accent Drum line - one year warranty.


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LudwigCentennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.7

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These drums are worth every penny!

By Bryan

from North Haven, CT

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      I also waited over a year to come up with the cash for these drums. I changed from a Gretsch Catalina Maple. I was going to get the mohogany burst finish, but opted for red sparkle in the end (mostly because I got a great deal on a used one). But I'm so glad I did! Before I got them, I thought it was going to look a little gaudy, to be honest, but with the stage lighting, strobes, fog and other things, it fits right in and I've received many compliments on the look and sound from drummers and non-drummers alike. The pictures speak for themselves. I included 1 from a club with stage lights, etc and one from a regular room with basic lighting.
      As far as sound, I swapped the heads for Evans G1 on bottom and G2 on top. Aquarian Super kick is used on the batter side of bass drum and another muffle type Ludwig resonant head on bass drum. No pillow or blanket needed.
      Let's put it this way...For the first few shows, I had trouble staying focused on the songs I was playing because i was so amazed with the sound and feel of these drums. It feels like every drum hits you right in the chest.
      Even the Led Zeppelin recordings don't do justice for this kit. It's a feel and sound I haven't experienced with any other kit.

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      4.0

      Set looks awesome, packed really good!

      By Me

      from MA

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      Good stuff!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value and Ludwig quality.

      By John the Basher

      from Davenport, IA

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      Pros

      • Amazing Finish
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone

      Cons

      • Tom Is Big Mount Weak

      Best Uses

      • Blues Bands
      • Metal Bands
      • Rock Bands

      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      I really like these Ludwigs. I had a Classic Maple Zep Set years ago that cost 3K, and these are just as nice for alot less. The finish is amazing and pictures do not capture the brilliance of the bling. I thought I would be changing out the stock heads right away, but was able to tune all the toms to a thick, fat, open tone that cuts nicely. I did change out the bass resonant heads as found them too thick and muffled for my taste. I want to hear that 26" kick. The ride tom mount is a little weak for a 14" tom (bobs up and down a bit when layed into). Placing the tom on a snare stand seemed to kill the resonance, so decided to deal with the stock L-arm tom mount. But hey, drop a LM402 Supraphonic on the snare stand and your off to the races. Makes you want to play all the Zepplin and Sabbath fills for days. I always prefer to buy American, but I still work for a living too so price was a consideration. You can't go wrong here, if you want to bring the thunder.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      6 stars

      By Stacie

      from Houston, Texas

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      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      Top quality. This kit is a monster. Best bang for your buck out there.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The sound of Thunder

      By Zachary

      from New York

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      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      After years of yearning for a Ludwig kit in these sizes I finally got the funds to get it. Initially I wanted the Mahogany Burst, but that wasnt available until July, so I opted for the Red Sparkles, I could not be more pleased. These drums sound fantastic, they're loud, warm, and have so much tone, not to mention the look beautiful. The Kick alone is the most thunderous drum I've heard to date, I've played a 26" for the past 5 years, but this is a completely different sounding beast. I can't wait to start gigging with these beauties.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The sound of Thunder

      By Zachary

      from New York

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      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      After years of yearning for a Ludwig kit in these sizes I finally got the funds to get it. Initially I wanted the Mahogany Burst, but that wasnt available until July, so I opted for the Red Sparkles, I could not be more pleased. These drums sound fantastic, they're loud, warm, and have so much tone, not to mention the look beautiful. The Kick alone is the most thunderous drum I've heard to date, I've played a 26"" for the past 5 years, but this is a completely different sounding beast. I can't wait to start gigging with these beauties.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thunderous!

      By JAMES TROSCLAIR

      from houma, Louisiana

      Comments about Ludwig Centennial Zep 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      I've owned several drum kits in my 15+ years of drumming, and this kit is the most unique I've ever purchased.The toms produce a very thick tone whether you tune high or low. The kick is exactly what I expected from a 26" bass drum. When you lay the beater to the head, it produces a sound that could part a sea. It's Thunderous! The construction of the kit as a whole is great. The rack Tom mount was a little tricky, but solid nevertheless. I also like the way the leg brackets are spring hinged on the floor toms. Overall, great tone, great construction, great everything!

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