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Ludwig Classic Maple 3 Piece Shell Kit Drum Set

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Product Description

Professional drummers prefer the Classic Maple because of its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range and sharp attack. The 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. Ideal choice for any performance application.

Ludwig Classic Maple 3 Piece Shell Kit

  • 3 Piece Kit
  • Large Classic Lugs
  • Maple shells
  • Premium wrap tite finish
  • Brass keystone badge 
  • Cymbals and hardware sold separately
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 throughout 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.

Product Specifications
Ludwig Classic Maple 3 Piece Shell Kit Includes
  • Bass Drum: 14 x 22" 
  • Floor Tom: 16 x 16" with atlas mounts and legs
  • Tom: 9 x 13” with atlas tom mount and mounting hardware
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  574-522-1675 Warranty:  3 Years on USA drum sets & snare drums; 1 Year on Other drum sets & snare drums
Rotten RHETORIC Records Submitted: 12/14/2016
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Professional Drum Set - Made in the USA
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
Workmanship, materials and attention to detail well exceeded expectations. The Sound is Legendary and can be heard on 100's of classic recordings. The wrap tite (Vintage Black Oyster) adds a additional layer/ply and will protect the maple from damage. The Atlas mounting system is integrated into the lugs and provides isolation/shock absorbstion. A Tom mount (cymbal stand mounting)is included and ships with the Bass drum. The hoops are similar to Pearl super hoops II, thick and chrome plated.The purchase was sweetened with a FREE snare (6.5" X 14"), Street price for the snare - $570. AMS acquired ONE set with the free snare in Vintage Black Osyter, Well Done. I use this set for recording and 3 microphones (Glenn John's Method) work very good, due to the deep and very clear sound of the 7 ply 100% maple shells. Usually we use 10 mics :(Audix,sennheiser,EV,shure) I would encourage everyone that plays drums (Gig or Recording) to save your $$ and Get this Ludwig Classic Maple set (Fab 22 model) Your band mates and ears will be rewarded. Yes it is Expensive but if you research and listen to other sets at the end of the day the cost vs sound & durability are not even close in actual daily use. We have a Pearl and Mapex sets also (Japan & China), they sound good but the Ludwig is in my humble opinion the BEST!
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