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.

Shell


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
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 & Gallery


Legacy Maple Colors
Wrap-Tite Gloss Naturals Satin Naturals Electrostatic & Gloss Exotics