Legacy's 3-ply Maple/Poplar shell lends itself to round, fat tones with a deep low fundemental tone. Legacy snare drums offer thick, focused attack with few overtones. Perfect for classic, centered tonality.
1/16" Maple Outer Ply, 1/8" Poplar Core Ply, 1/16" Maple Inner Ply with 1/4" Solid Maple Reinforcement Rings.
The key to Legacy's classic tone begins with a cross-laminated American Poplar center ply to lend focus to the vibrant resonance of inner/outer Maple plies. This unique shell combination is further stabilized by a specially-rounded bearing edge with single-ply reinforcement rings.
30 Degree inner cut with a 1/4" radius round over
Producing a pure, well-rounded sonic footprint, Legacy Series revives the distinctive sound that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.
Ludwig's 3-ply shell formula was unveiled in 1923; at the time touted as being built "...in accordance with the recognized correct principles used in the manufacture of airplanes." This classic construction evolved into a sound that captured the attention of generations of drummers.
The 3-ply Legacy Maple formula was implemented in 1968 to compliment settings demanding greater volume and projection. The result was the Classic Ludwig sound augmented with more focus and presence.