Classic Oak shells sandwich 3-ply Classic Maple cores between inner and outer plies of premium hard oak. The result? You get the timeless response of Ludwig's Classic- and Legacy- series kits, with added definition, articulation, punch, and beauty imparted from the oak. This lends the Classic Oak â€œpre-EQâ€™dâ€ sound thatâ€™s larger than life and balances well with modern cymbals and accompaniment. You also get 45Â° bearing edges to maximize head and shell response from these exquisite hybrid shells. Factor in Ludwigâ€™s ATLAS tom hardware and heritage Triad floor tom brackets/legs, and with the Ludwig Classic Oak shell pack, youâ€™ve got all the best of Ludwigâ€™s past and present.
Simply put, Classic Oak Fab shells sound the way many engineers try to EQ drums, and that's largely the result of their tonewoods and construction process. Each Classic Oak shell features a 3-ply maple core with 1/16" American oak plies on the inside and the outside. The result is a thin yet dense shell that delivers massive volume with a quick, even decay. Punchy and articulate with lots of articulation and a good low-end threshold, Classic Oak drum shells are built to deliver the goods, onstage or in the studio. Add to that equation modern 45Â° bearing edges, and with the Classic Oak, youâ€™ve lots of room to tailor tone with the heads of your choosing.