Ludwig 4pc Classic Maple Drum Set-Vintage Nickel Sparkle  From Ludwig

Ludwig Classic Maple Drum Set Shell Pack-Nickel Sparkle- Drum sizes: Bass Drum: 14 x 20", Floor Tom: 14 x 14", Tom: 8 x 12”  and 7x10" in Excellent condition!

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For years, Ludwig Classic Maple Drums have been the driving force and sound behind some of the greatest live music and modern recordings. Ludwig continues to keep this standard today with it's Downbeat 20 Drum Set. This augmented Downbeat is a 4 piece drum set in the classic Nickel Sparkle finish and it flirts between a jazz set and a rock set. It has a relatively small footprint and with the 14x20 bass drum, it packs up well in the car for easy transport. This set is great for smaller settings and venues but it can also hold it's own on a larger gig as well. The 45-degree bearing edges coupled with the thin 7 ply maple shells provide ample sustain and fullness regardless of where you play and the updated Atlas mounts will deliver you a strong and consistent setup time after time. Perfect for the professional musician on the go. This set is here on consignment and is in excellent condition.

Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

SHELL

7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple.

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.

BEARING EDGE

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.

RFST MOLDING

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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About Manufacturer

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

Ludwig Classic Maple Drum Set Features:

  • Mini-Classic Lugs
  • Cast Brass Badges
  • Virgin Bass Drum
  • Drum sizes: Bass Drum: 14 x 20" , Floor Tom: 14 x 14" , Tom: 8 x 12” and 7x10"
  • Cymbals and stands sold separately