Tradition, Craftsmanship and Visionary Excellence

From its humble beginnings in Chicago, Illinois to its present place at the center of the drumming world, A Century of The Most Famous Name in Drums chronicles the ongoing history of the Ludwig Drum Company.

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Drum Kits

Legacy Classic Mahogany Series
Legacy Classic Mahogany Series The most sought after drum tone returns, and an American Legend is reborn. The Ludwig Legacy Mahogany series is a return of the shell that was the core of Ludwig drums for over 50 years. Handcrafted in Monroe, NC, the 3-ply Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany shell with solid 1″ thick maple reinforcement rings utilizes […]
Legacy Classic Maple Series
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″ […]
Classic Maple Series
Classic Maple Series Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range, and sharp attack make it the ideal choice for live performance. Yet Classic Maple’s 7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple shell is crafted to respond to the player […]
Club Date
Optimum for Recording Studio and Intimate Live Settings Club Date USA is the new Club Sensation. It features a 7-Ply Maple / Poplar / Maple Shells, brand new re-design of the Classic Flat Imperial Lugs, Classic Tom Mounts, New Silver Legacy Badge, Fold Out Spurs and Cast Claws. It is available in 3 configurations.   […]
Vistalite Series
High-volume live performance where projection over loud instruments is paramount. Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Notorious for their attack as they are for their stunning crystalline looks, Vistalite acrylic drums make a solid sonic and visual statement in live concert performance. Manufactured under strict guidelines to retain shell integrity, today’s Vistalite delivers pure, round tone through a […]
Keystone X Series
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, […]
Evolution Series
Designed as an intermediate Drum Set, the Ludwig Element Evolution is everything an aspiring drummer needs to succeed. The Evolution Series Outfit comes with Double Braced Hardware and Throne to make this great for drummers of any age who are ready to take the next step.
Accent Series
A Solid Foundation, Right from the Start Introducing the Accent Series Complete Drum Package An all-inclusive, outside-the-box drum set package for the new drummer that needs everything! Accent’s upgraded features create a solid foundation for a lifetime of drumming. Delivering everything the new player needs to get started, Accent does it all, and at an […]
Breakbeats Series
“I wanted to build a device that was apartment-friendly and compact for the street musician; but also something that was quality-sounding. A gritty, raw, ‘break-able’ kit for gigging in clubs that you can fit in a cab. Breakbeats by Questlove does it all.” – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots) Make It Fit Breakbeats was designed […]
The Pocket Kit Series
Developed to meet the needs of a beginning 4-10 year old drummer. The Pocket Kit is a must have. ALL-INCLUSIVE package! 14 hardware all in one package Designed for 4-10 year old drummers Affordable for most families Exclusive Set by Questlove Free Introductory Lessons* The Pocket Kit Website What’s In The Box 16″ Bass Drum […]
Ludwig Jr. Series
Introducing the Ludwig Jr. Complete Drum Package An all-new, all-inclusive, outside-the-box drum set package for the new drummer that needs everything! Accent’s upgraded features create a solid foundation for a lifetime of drumming. Delivering everything the new player needs to get started, Accent does it all, and at an affordable price!

Snare Drums

Black Beauty
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name In Drums” is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty […]
Supraphonic
Performance-proven to be the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, the Ludwig Supraphonic is the snare choice of the pros. From Jazz to Metal, Ludwig’s Supraphonic 400s provide the perfect sound in the studio or stage. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance […]
Copperphonic
With close to 100 years’ experience building copper timpani, the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range is the Copper Phonic snare drum. High Volume performance with complete focus and dark-low qualities, the Copper Phonic is the next best in Ludwig’s Phonic tone pallet. A true legend in the making. Features a 1.2mm […]
Chrome-over-Brass
Ludwig’s Chrome over Brass snare drum, introduced in 1960 as the Super Ludwig, was the predecessor to the Supraphonic. The brass alloy coupled with a chrome plating offers the musical undertones favored of brass with just the right touch of added focus and treble. Though short lived from its original release, the COB would go […]
Hammered Brass
Having a similar sonic quality to the Black Beauty but at a higher pitch, Ludwig’s 5×14″ and 6.5×14″ Brass models are hammered using the same process as Ludwig Timpani to expand their playable range. Though each has a similar hammering pattern, no two are exactly alike and vary slightly in tonality. Features a 1.2mm Seamless […]
Bronze Phonic
Keeping in the traditions of the “Phonic Series” Drum Ludwig’s Bronze Phonic snare drums offer a wide range of tuning options. The 1.2mm seamless bronze shell offers a unique blend of the metal snare pop and projection, with all of the warmth you get from using a softer darker bronze alloy. The Bronze Phonic series […]
Acrolite
Originally introduced in 1963 as a student drum, the Ludwig Acrolite quickly became the choice of pro players in need of dry, cracking snare tone. Ludwig is proud to re-introduce Acrolite in its original splendor; with a seamless, beaded, brushed-aluminum shell. Made in Monroe, North Carolina, USA. Features a 1.6mm Seamless Aluminum Shell, 2.3mm Steel […]
Legacy Classic Mahogany
The most sought after drum tone returns, and an American Legend is reborn. The Ludwig Legacy Mahogany series is a return of the shell that was the core of Ludwig drums for over 50 years. Handcrafted in Monroe, NC, the 3-ply Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany shell with solid 1″ thick maple reinforcement rings utilizes a process refined through […]
Legacy Classic Maple
Legacy’s 3-ply Maple/Poplar shell lends itself to round, fat tones with a deep low fundamental tone. Legacy snare drums offer thick, focused attack with few overtones. Perfect for classic, centered tonality. LLS462 6×12″ LLS463 6×13″ LLS454 5×14″ LLS464 6.5×14″ LLS484 8×14″
Classic Maple
Ludwig’s wood snares have remained popular throughout the company’s nearly 100-year history, and were the drums that helped establish the fat backbeat and deep grooves of pop and R&B music in the 1970’s and 80’s. The Classic Maple all-maple shell features the clarity and warmth players have come to expect from maple drums, plus the […]
Standard Maple
Ludwig’s new Standard Maple snare series offers an admirable combination of rich pure sound and durability, but at an affordable price. Made in the Ludwig factory in Monroe NC, this series can’t be beat when it comes to price and uncompromised value. Standard Maple snares use seven plies of maple plus an attractive outer veneer […]
Carl Palmer “Venus”
Carl Palmer’s “Venus” Signature Snare – A truly-personalized instrument, Carl’s “Venus” is crafted for volume and intricate clarity. Its beaded-brass shell is lacquered green for a stunning look, with brass-plated separate-tension tube lugs and die-cast hoops to offer visual contrast. More than a “Power-Piccolo”! LW0414CP 3.7×14″
Black Magic
Built to focus on tight, crisp projection, full-bodied sonic elements and powerful attack. Beaded Black Nickel over Brass Shell w/ Matching Die Cast Hoops and Tube-Lugs. Ludwig pioneered the black-nickel over brass shell concept in the early 1920’s, setting a standard that all others would follow. Black Magic Snare Drums bring that signature sound and […]
Black Magic Chrome
Built to focus on tight, crisp projection, full-bodied sonic elements and powerful attack. Beaded Black Nickel over Brass Shell with Chrome Hardware, 2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops and Tube Lugs. Ludwig pioneered the black-nickel over brass shell concept in the early 1920’s, setting a standard that all others would follow. Black Magic Snare Drums bring that […]
Supralite
The Ludwig Supralite Snare Drums was designed with a mirrored, polished, 1 mm beaded steel shell for a bright, cutting attack, while providing a wide mid-range overtone. Standard hardware includes chrome plated brass tube lugs, 2.3 mm chrome plated triple flange hoops, and brass snare wires. Good looking, Great sounding, Priced right…the Ludwig Supralite is […]
Heirloom Stainless Steel
The Stainless Steel honors the 100+ year prestige of Ludwig Snare Drum craftsmanship. It provides the high volume performance drummers demand. Pure attack, bite, and focus for optimal presence. Featuring a custom laser-etched Heirloom band, this snare drum celebrates generations of Artisan made drums with Silver Keystone Badge, and Flat imperial lugs. Features a 1mm […]

Hardware

Atlas Standard
ATLAS Standard For the Gigging Professional Medium/heavy-weight stands with all the functionality needed for medium-to-large venues Not every gig calls for the heaviest-duty hardware. For most gigging-professionals, a high-function, reliable set of durable medium/heavy-weight stands is first-call. Atlas Standard is the solution. Affordably priced with all the necessary features needed for medium-to-large venues, in weights […]
Atlas Classic
ATLAS Classic Highly portable for the Metropolitan Professional Light-weight, yet durable stands designed for optimum set-ups in confined spaces. The true originals never really go out of style; they just improve with age. Created to be highly portable for the drummer on the go, Ludwig’s new Atlas Classic Series Hardware is precision engineered for higher […]
Atlas Pro
ATLAS Pro For the Touring Professional Heavy-weight, durable, and engineered for high performance while withstanding full-impact play and frequent travel.

Accessories

Mini Boom Arm
Mini 12mm cymbal boom. Gearless Aero Tilter. Attachable with any mounting clamp or auxiliary port. LAS1MB
Atlas Double Tom Accessory Clamp
Expand your set-up. Position toms and accessories at any angle, on any stand! Convert any Cymbal Stand into a Double Tom Support System By attaching the Atlas Double Tom Accessory Clamp to any available stand around the kit, drums and cymbals can be mounted with ease and stability. Fully adaptable with all Atlas cymbal attachment […]
Aerodyne Tilter Clamp, Long
For added flexibility in placing cymbals in tight places, Aerodyne accessory clamps offer an extendable solution to placement dilemas. Aerodyne gearless, multi-position tilter. 6″ Sleeve for extra reach. Attachable to any 12mm tom or cymbal arm. Geared, Locking 12mm Clamp. LAP3T6
Atlas Anchor
Anchor your drum and enhance your sound with no drilling required. The Classic ‘Gull-Wing’ Spur, Re-Defined. A.T.L.A.S.-mounted for total shell isolation, the Anchor spur’s creates a solid, slip-free playing foundation on any bass drum. Elegant and classic in design, yet built for slip-free positioning and uninhibited shell resonance, the A.T.L.A.S. Anchor increases the performance of […]
Stacker Cap
For added flexibility in placing cymbals in tight places, Aerodyne accessory clamps offer an extendable solution to placement dilemas. 12mm Rod Fixable to threaded cymbal sleeve. Multi-level cymbal stacking with Aerodyne Tilter Clamps. Lock nuts will not damage cymbal threading. LAPSC
The Scissor Lift, Long
Featuring the Aerodyne tilter at both the boom and cymbal joint, the Scissor Lift lets you bend, twist, and move cymbals into the right spot with gearless precision. Available in Long (dual 8″) and Short (dual 5″) models, the Scissor Lift simplifies drum set ups, hardware cartage, and set-up/tear-down time by eliminating the need for […]
The Scissor Lift, Short
  Featuring the Aerodyne tilter at both the boom and cymbal joint, the Scissor Lift lets you bend, twist, and move cymbals into the right spot with gearless precision. Available in Short (dual 5″) and Long (dual 8″) models, the Scissor Lift simplifies drum set ups, hardware cartage, and set-up/tear-down time by eliminating the need […]
Atlas Arch
Enhance your sound with limitless mounting placement in a timeless classic design. Old School Style, Cutting-Edge Performance A modern take on the classic rail consolette mount, The A.T.L.A.S. Arch offers infinite tom positioning and solid tom mounting with enhanced sustain and resonance in each drum. LAC2983MT
Atlas Mount
The World’s Only Integrated Lug Suspension System and Mounting Bracket (Pat. Pend) The A.T.L.A.S. (or Aerial Tom Lug Attached Suspension) Mount creates a mounting location anywhere on a drum, NO DRILLING REQUIRED. It simply attaches to the shell by replacing a lug (fits 25mm to 43mm holes spacing- including Ludwig Small & Large Classic, and […]
Aerodyne Tilter Clamp, Short
For added flexibility in placing cymbals in tight places, Aerodyne accessory clamps offer an extendable solution to placement dilemas. Aerodyne gearless, multi-position tilter. Attachable to any 12mm tom or cymbal arm. Geared, Locking 12mm Clamp. LAP3T1

Cases & Bags

Atlas Pro Touring Bags
Made for durabilty and heavy travel. Each features a 1″ padding on all sides, 2mm PVC outer wall core, faux-wool inner, and durable high-density woven fiber outer. Features embroidered shoulder straps and rubber handles.   Model # Size Fits Hardware Bag LX25AP Snare Drum Bag LX514AP LX614AP 5×14″ 6.5×14″ 5×14″ 5×14″ 6.5×14″ Bass Drum Bag […]
Atlas Classic Heirloom Bags
Recommended for vintage drum protection. Each features a 1″ padding on all sides, faux-wool inner, and weather resistant Koskin outer.   Model # Size Fits Hardware Bag LX25BO 28″ Long Snare Drum Bag LX614BO 6.5×14″ 5×14″ 6.5×14″ Bass Drum Bag LX20BO LX22BO   LX24BO 14×20″ 15×22″   15×24″ 14×20″ 14×22″ 16×22″ 14×24 16×24″ Floor Tom […]

Artists

Bernie Bovens (NL)
is a first call freelance drummer in Netherlands, Belgium & Germany. Berni has played with many great international artists, including Zucchero, Umberto Tozzi, Tony Hadley, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Marco Borsato, Jan Vayne, Dana Winner, Lee Towers, Rene Froger, Toots Thielemans and many others.
Bryan Hokkeling (NL)
Band Friars Tante Joke Karaoke Band The Medics
Roy Bhagwandin (NL)
Born in Amsterdam, Roy Bhagwandin started playing the drums when he was just 8 years old. Partly because of his Surinamese roots, he developed his own style which was quickly noticed in the music scene. Over the years he has been participated with various artists, such as Trafassi, Jörgen Raymann, Juni Juliet,@SIX! and more. Band […]
John Roffel (NL)
John B. Roffel, Rock and roll drummer at Mooi Wark. Band Mooi Wark
Davy Deckmijn (B)
After my first drum lesson with Mario Goossens age 15, I knew. I wanted to make a living by beating the drums. Around that period I started playing in my first band. Metal, it was (hell yeah!). About 4 years later I took my teacher’s drum seat with the band: THE HOODOO CLUB. Two years later […]

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