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From humble Chicago, Illinois beginnings to their current Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters, Ludwig has spanned over 100 years of American drum manufacturing. As one of the most respected names in drums, Ludwig has captured a total of 10 Drum Corps International drum titles with Spirit of Atlanta, The Bridgemen and The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.

Ludwig Ultimate tenors feature deeper all-maple 6-ply shells hardware and a diagonal cut for the “Ultimate” in projection, tone and durability. 5-ply reinforcement rings, hand-sanded bearing edges, and our exclusive RFST molding process complete the unmistakable "Ludwig Sound".

All Ludwig Ultimate tenors feature the Randall May Free-Floating Lug Bridge and ship pre-assembled.

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  • 6-ply 100% maple shells
  • 5-ply, 1.5" wide maple reinforcement ring
  • Radio Frequency Shell Technology (R.F.S.T.)
  • Free Floating Lug Bridge
  • 2.3 mm hoops
  • 6mm steel key rods
  • Redesigned aluminum casings (40% lighter)

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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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