Classic Maple Series
A Custom Solution for the Discerning Player

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 Zildjian Cymbals* to make this great for drummers of any age who are ready to take the next step.

(*Evolution Drums Set ships with Zildjian ZBT Cymbal Pack in USA and Canada only)


Comes with either 20" or 22" Bass Drum

Fumed Eucalyptus( In & Out)- Z5     Fumed Eucalyptus- FE            Green Sparkle- 54                     Gold Sparkle- 33               Golden Slumber Burst- RN         Mahogany Satin- SM            Makore( In & Out)- Z2

Red Sparkle- 27                       Red Swirl- 61                          Ruby Strata- 81                         Silver Sparkle- OS                     Sky Blue- 55                       Vintage Black Oyster- 1Q       Vintage Blue Oyster- 2Q

L8264LX Zep Beat

Available Configurations

Champagne Sparkle- 0C         Electrostatic Black- LK            Electrostatic  Blue- LB            Electrostatic  Green- LG          Electrostatic Yellow- LY         Electrostatic Orange- LO           Electrostatic Red- LC

Silver Mist Sparkle-35                    Aged Onyx- AO                         Black Sparkle- 0R                  Blue Sparkle- 32                   Blue Strata- 80                        Cherry Satin- SL                       Cherry Stain- 0L

L9125LX Big Beat

Vintage White Marine- NM            Yellow Glitter- T9                   White Marine- 0P                     Turquoise Glitter- T8                       Teal Blue- 37

6 - Piece North American Maple Shell Pack

18X22" Bass Drum
14X14" Floor Tom
16X16" Floor Tom
8X10" Tom Tom
9X12" Tom Tom
6.5X14" Snare Drum

Suggested configurations
See Above

L6123LXXX

9x13" Tom
16x16" Tom
14x22" Bass Drum


LS664XX

6.5x14" Snare Drum



Evolution Maple Series

Ludwig’s new Evolution Maple series features Lacquer finished North American Maple shells with 45 degree bearing edges.

Additionally, Evolution Maple drums are outfitted with REMO® batter heads and Triple Flange hoops.

This combination provides upgraded “pro level” sound characteristics at an affordable price.

Silver Sparkle- 35                  Black Natural Burst- BN          Birdseye Maple- 50                  African Bubinga- 53                 Aged Onyx- AO                        Black Sparkle- 0R                     Aqua Burst- AB

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 fully-stabilized shell and dual reinforced seams; without succumbing to the cracking that plagued the kits of yesterday.

Vistalite drums are available in 4 colors: Amber (47), Blue (55), Yellow (56), and Clear (38). Piece together your own custom drum kit from the many differently sized components or put yourself behind one of two standard outfits.

Lay down the "Hammer of the Gods" sound on an Amber Zep Set, or make yourself visible behind the timeless "Big Beat" 5-piece set.

Vistalite drums feature the popular '70's vintage blue/olive badges. Component drums come standard with Mini-Classic lugs. Large Classic lugs are also available.

Pro Beat:
24" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
14x24 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Classic Cast Claw Hooks
16x16 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
9x13 Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (1)

Red Sparkle- 27                       Red Swirl- 61                          Ruby Strata- 81                         Silver Sparkle- OS                     Sky Blue- 55                       Vintage Black Oyster- 1Q       Vintage Blue Oyster- 2Q

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 with the city in mind. Positioned on a riser for optimum reach, its compact 14x16" bass drum, 7x10" tom, and 13x13" floor tom creates a set-up for sculpting grooves in tight spaces. It features Remo Pinstripe heads for pro-level tones, and comes with a multi-purpose bags for easy transport, and drum muting. The Breakbeats kit is available in White Sparkle, Black Sparkle, and Red Sparkle.

Break It Down

The tonal center of Breakbeats is a 5x14" matching wood snare drum. Create beats on the fly and make your voice heard at gigs, on the street, or in rehearsal.

Dial It In

Fitted with Remo heads, Breakbeats' 7-ply hardwood shells play like a full-sized kit; fusing low-end kick punch with focused tom and snare midrange.

Pack It Up

Packable, stackable, and portable, Breakbeats' compact size and included velvet storage bags make it ideal for the drummer on the move. Play it wide open or instantly change volume and tone by draping each bag over each drum.

Birdseye(In & Out)- Z6               Blue Sparkle- 32                       Blue Strata- 80                  Bubinga( In & Out)- Z6                Black Charcoal- 0Y                   Cherry Satin- SL                  Cherry Stain- 0L      

Champagne Sparkle- 0C          Green Sparkle- 54                    Mahogany Stain- SM               Gold Sparkle- 33                     Nickle Sparkle- NS                  Orange Glitter- 2F                    Olive Sparkle- 36

MOD:
22" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
18x22 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Large Classic Lugs, Classic Claw Hooks
16x16 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
8x10 Tom - Mini-Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
9x12 Tom - Mini-Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (1)

Titanium Glitter- 2A               Vintage White Marine- NM          White Marine- 0P                  Yellow Glitter- T9

FAB:
22" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
14x22 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Large Classic Lugs, Classic Claw Hooks
16x16 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
9x13 Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (1)

Silver Mist Sparkle-35                    Aged Onyx- AO                         Black Sparkle- 0R                  Blue Sparkle- 32                   Blue Strata- 80                        Cherry Satin- SL                       Cherry Stain- 0L

Legacy Classic Mahogany Series


Sound: Warm dark tones. Bold bottom end combined with soft mids and highs

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 a century of drum manufacturing. The result is a tone with rich sonic warmth that only Ludwig can produce. Ludwig Legacy Mahogany is truly the best of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Additional Colors


White Marine, Yellow Glitter, Vintage White Marine, Titanium Glitter, Vintage Blue Oyster

Vintage Black Oyster, Silver Sparkle, Gold Sparkle, Green Sparkle, Red Swirl, Ruby Strata

Sky Blue, Red Sparkle, Olive Sparkle, Orange Glitter, Nickle Sparkle, Champagne Sparkle

​Blue Strata, Blue Sparkle,  Black Sparkle, Aged Onyx, Silver Mist Sparkle, Teal Blue

& Turquoise Glitter


Suggested configurations
See Above

Downbeat:
20" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
14x20 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Large Classic Lugs, Classic Claw Hooks
14x14 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
8x12 Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (1)

Black Sparkle                            Blue Sparkle                              Red Wine                           Silver/White Sparkle

Legacy Classic Maple Series

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 Maple is a decidedly modern twist on our vintage shell formula.

L6103LXXX

8x12" Tom
14x14" Floor Tom
14x20" Bass Drum


LS654XX

5x14" Snare Drum

Jazzette:
18" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
14x18 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Large Classic Lugs, Classic Claw Hooks
14x14 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
8x12 Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (1)

Suggested configurations
See Above

L6413LXXX

9x13" Tom
16x16" Floor Tom
14x24" Bass Drum

Champagne Sparkle- 0C          Green Sparkle- 54                    Mahogany Stain- SM               Gold Sparkle- 33                     Nickle Sparkle- NS                  Orange Glitter- 2F                    Olive Sparkle- 36

Transparent Black                 Transparent Blue                 Maple Mahogany Burst                   Red Burst

Nickle Sparkle- NS                 Quilted Makore- 68                  Olive Sparkle- 36                    Orange Sparkle- 36                  Red Sparkle- 27                         Red Swirl- 61                         Ruby Strata- 81

Est. 1938

Sable- 0T                           Silver Sparkle- OS                         Sky Blue- 52                  Vintage Black Oyster-1Q            Teak( In & Out)- 23              Vintage Blue Oyster- 2Q            Titanium Glitter- 2A

Available Colors

Black Gold Duco                     Blue Silver Duco                        Blue Strata                              Cherry Satin                               Silver Mist                                Ruby Strata                          Natural Maple

Snow White- SW                      Sienna Fire- SF                           Night Oak- BH

Studio:
22" Legacy Mahogany Shell Pack
14x22 Bass - Virgin Kick Drum, Large Classic Lugs, Classic Claw Hooks
14x14 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
16x16 Floor Tom - Large Classic Lugs, Classic Leg Brackets, Floor Tom Legs (3)
7x10 Tom - Mini-Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
8x12 Tom - Mini-Classic Lugs, Classic Tom Mount with Vibraband
Accessory Tom Holder (2)

Club Date Series
Optimum for Recording Studio and Intimate Live Settings

Club Date USA is the new Club Sensation. It features a brand new re-design of the Classic flat imperial lug. It is available in 3 configurations and 7 finishes.

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, 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.

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