Classic Oak is built on the original Ludwig, cross-over, Oak shell formula that has captivated professionals for the last decade. Our exclusive design blends Oak and Maple to produce a rich tone that is balanced, focused, and loud. With exciting new finishes and more configuration options, Classic Oak joins its counterpart, Classic Maple, as a powerful, dynamic, professional drum set.
5-ply, 6.5mm cross-over shell: 3-ply maple core with American red oak inner and outer plies. This is a proprietary Ludwig design not traditional to most Oak builds. The maple add's more control and low-end to the Oak to produce a more well-rounded tone as opposed to a straight Oak shell.
To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our historic bladder molds that date back to the late 1960's, R.F.S.T.'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 we make.
Dual 45-degree bearing edge for added focus, attach, and tuning control. A 3-ply maple core is used at this shell's core for the apex of the bearing edge for even head to edge contact. The oak inner/outer plies maximize attack and stick definition for a sound with dark presence and sculpted definition.
Blending aggressive attack and dark tones with quick even decay. Classic Oak is ideal for settings where volume, attack, and control are of the utmost priority.