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Ludwig 3pc Classic Maple Drum Set - Turquoise Sparkle  From Ludwig

The Classic Maple Downbeat configuration features a 14"x20" Bass Drum, 14"x14" Floor Tom, and 8"x12" Mounted Tom.

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Ludwig's Classic Maple Series of drums have inspired multiple generations of drummers, and this Downbeat configuration is sure to continue that legacy. This kit, with its 14x20 bass drum, finds itself somewhere between jazz-sized and rock-sized. The kit's small footprint makes it well suited for smaller club gigs. But make no mistake, the 7-Ply North American Maple shells give this kit a full, rich tone that can hold its own in just about any setting.

Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range, and sharp attack make it the ideal choice for live performance. Yet Classic Maple's 7-ply shell is crafted to respond to the player and environment quickly, making it adaptable to any playing style or preference.

Each drum's bearing edge is cut to a 45-degree angle within 1/16" from the outside edge. This sharp edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman's touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.

Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through our proprietary RFST molding process.

To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our original bladder molds, R.F.S.T.'s unique bonding system -combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the "Ludwig Sound" in every shell we make.

 

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Touted as “the most famous name on drums,” Ludwig stands today as one of the most legendary and revered American drum manufacturers of all time. Founded in 1909 under the name Ludwig & Ludwig, the company has existed under a number of different owners and names, with the Ludwig brand operating today as a subsidiary of Conn-Selmer. Throughout almost 110 years of change, one thing has remained constant: Ludwig’s dedication to building high-quality drums with that signature Ludwig tone. Over the years, Ludwig drums have laid down solid backbeats and infectious grooves at the hands of drummers like John Densmore, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and of course, Ringo Starr. Their iconic kits from the 60s and 70s remain highly coveted by collectors and players alike, but their new offerings continue to uphold the legendary Ludwig name just the same. 

Specifications

  • 7-Ply North American Maple Shells
  • 45-Degree Bearing Edges
  • Ludwig's ATLAS Mounting System
  • 14x20, 14x14, 8x12
  • Bass Drum Mount