This Classic Maple Downbeat 3-piece shell pack arms you with the trademark legendary Ludwig sound. Valued by professional drummers for their versatile tone and incisive attack, Ludwig Classic Maple drums are cut with 45-degree bearing edges for optimal resonance and sustain. Classic Maple drums have become favorites of Leaseville drummers for their warm, punchy, wide-ranging sound that's ideal for both the stage and the studio. This Classic Maple Downbeat 3-piece shell pack includes a 20-inch bass drum, a 12-inch mounted tom with a PM0048 tom holder, and a 14-inch floor tom with Triad leg mounts â€” enabling it to fit even better into a hard case for secure transport.
Ludwig's Classic Maple shells are constructed from 7-ply North American maple, due to its high sensitivity, wide tuning range, and fast attack. They are molded with Ludwig's Radio Frequency Shell Technology (RFST), a process that utilizes a unique bonding system and adhesive to ensure all the plies are evenly cured throughout the circumference of the shells. Flawless hand-sanded 45-degree bearing edges enhance each shell's sustain and harmonic presence.
The maple construction of the 3-piece Classic Maple Downbeat shell pack delivers a highly touch-responsive tone that will fit any genre of music. And their bold personality makes them ideal for live performance. The sound of Ludwig drums has been heard on countless recordings and performances over decades. The Classic Maple Downbeat shell pack starts with that warm, iconic tone and takes it to a louder and more versatile level.
Since 1909, Ludwig drums have enjoyed one of the proudest legacies in percussion. The world has heard them under the sticks of Cream's Ginger Baker, keeping the pulse behind Queen at Live Aid, and laying down the monstrous beat for Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." But their biggest break came when Ringo Starr proudly played them on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, making Ludwig a household name for aspiring and superstar drummers alike.