Preferred by professionals for its full, open tonality and warm sustain, Ludwig Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Hand-crafted at Ludwig USA in Monroe, NC, every Classic Maple drum is a custom drum. No matter the playing style or preference, Classic Maple incorporates the myriad of LCG options straight from the player and brings them to life with premium North American Maple.
Shell Pack comes with:
- 14x26 Bass
- 16x16 Floor
- 16x18 Floor
- 12x14 Tom
- 6.5x14 LM402 Metal Snare
Classic Maple Shell Construction
The center three-ply core panel [laminated in a horizontal/vertical/ horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness] is inserted into the mold between the inner and outer panels. Rather than standard compression shell molds which overheat and cause instability, Ludwig's traditional bladder press molds utilize Radio Frequency TechnologyTM, curing each shell in less time for increased strength.
This process starts with select North American maple. The maple is cut into panels. The outside panel is 1.8mm thick, two ply, cross laminated maple. Cross lamination is the process in which the panels are made of two glued plies of wood, with the grain direction of one ply at 90 degrees in relation to the grain direction of the adjacent ply. The outside grain runs circumferential with the shell.
Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. 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 that completes the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.
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