A Bold New Twist on the Classic Ludwig Sound

Rather than merely revisiting the sound that made us famous, Keystone Series Drums carve a new niche in Ludwig’s sonic identity. In fusing of our Classic Maple shell core with American Red Oak, Keystone’s “pre-EQ’d” tone sculpts focus and articulation for the drummer seeking volume, attack, and power.

Keystone Series is made under the same strict quality and structural standards as all Classic Maple and Legacy drums. A perfect balance between high-volume cut and subtle articulation is achieved for the live music drummer, putting a modern twist on a century of custom American drum making.

Made in the Monroe, NC. USA


Keystone Series is made under the same strict quality and structural standards as all Classic Maple and Legacy drums. A perfect balance between high-volume cut and subtle articluation is achieved for the live music drummer, putting a modern twist on a century of custom American drum making.

Shell


3-ply Classic Maple core with 1/16″ inner and outer plies of American Red Oak.

Keystone’s 5-ply combination of a Classic Maple 3-ply core between inner and outer 1/16″ plys of American Red Oak creates a thin, dense shell that speaks loudly with quick, even decay. To draw further resonance from this unique hybrid, the dual 45-degree bearing edge is pulled to the center of the shell to seat perfectly into the head.

Bearing Edge


Dual 45-degree inner/outer with slight flat at the apex. 

 

Suggested Configurations:

Jazzette

BD 14×18
FT 14×14
TT 8×12

Downbeat

BD 14×20
FT 14×14
TT 8×12

FAB

BD 14×22
FT 16×16
TT 9×13

Pro Beat

BD 14×24
FT 16×16
TT 9×13

MOD

BD 18×22
FT 16×16
TT 8×10
TT 9×12

Studio

BD 14×22
FT 14×14
FT 16×16
TT 7×10
TT 8×12

Colors


Keystone X Colors
Wrap-Tite Painted Finishes