Ludwig Classic Maple 5" x 14" Snare
This is a Ludwig Classic Maple snare drum, configured as follows:
*5" (depth) x 14 (diameter) shell;
*8 Small Imperial lugs;
*P-35 butt plate;
*Resa-Cote painted interior;
*Vintage baseball bat muffler; and
*Diablo Red (DR) lacquer finish.
Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, The Classic Maple Series is 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 shell is crafted to respond to the player and environment quickly, making it adaptable to any playing style or preference.
7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple.
This drum features 45 degree bearing edges.
Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through our proprietary RFST molding process.
To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our original bladder molds, RFST's unique bonding system -- combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive -- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the "Ludwig Sound" in every shell that Ludwig makes.
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