7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple, hand-crafted at Ludwig's manufacturing facility in Monroe, North Carolina, USA. Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. These kits come in prefigured setups that are ready to ship quickly.
Sound: Big, open tonality with extended resonant focus on midrange projection. Perfect for large-scale touring, live performance, and high-volume settings in larger rooms/venues.
Ludwig now offers three Classic Maple Shell Packs (outlined below) featuring the most-requested Tom / Floor / Kick sizes and options; readily-available for quick delivery in four of our most popular finishes: White Marine Pearl (0P), Sky Blue Pearl (52), Red Sparkle (27), and Natural Maple (0N).These drum kits are available to order now and can be shipped anywhere in the continental US free of charge. Additionally, any of the extra add on drums below can be purchased to make your kit just how you like (additional drums will be special orders and arrive after the pre-configured set up arrives).
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.
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 their 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 they make.
Any and all Ludwig ATLAS Pro, Standard, and Classic Hardware available for add-on