The shell that made Ludwig famous!

Vintage Ludwig drums -featuring the classic 3-ply shell construction from Ludwig’s Golden Era- are treasured for tonal purity in recording environments. As Ludwig’s flagship professional drum line, Legacy Series is a decidedly modern twist on our vintage shell formula.


1/16″ Maple Outer Ply, 1/8″ Poplar Core Ply, 1/16″ Maple Inner Ply with 1/4″ Solid Maple Reinforcement Rings.

The key to Legacy’s classic tone begins with a cross-laminated American Poplar center ply to lend focus to the vibrant resonance of inner/outer Maple plies. This unique shell combination is further stabilized by a specially-rounded bearing edge with single-ply reinforcement rings.

Bearing Edge

30 Degree inner cut with a 1/4″ radius round over.

Producing a pure, well-rounded sonic footprint, Legacy Series revives the distinctive sound that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.


Suggested Configurations:

Jazzette BD 14×18, FT 14×14 and TT 8×12
Downbeat BD 14×20, FT 14×14 and TT 8×12
FAB BD 14×22, FT 16×16 and TT 9×13
Pro Beat BD 14×24, FT 16×16 and TT 9×13
MOD BD 18×22, FT 16×16, TT 8×10 and TT 9×12
Studio BD 14×22, FT 14×14, FT 16×16, TT 7×10 and TT 8×12