Ludwig Drum Sets and Kits
Ludwig offers drum kits, snare drums, concert drums, marching drums, and accessories. Ludwig drum sets and kits come in finishes that range from acrylic and black sparkle to mahogany and maple. The company started in 1909, manufacturing a bass drum pedal and a timpani model.How do you choose a Ludwig drum kit?
Deciding on choosing the right set of Ludwig drums requires identifying your needs. Think about what you plan to do with your Ludwig set. If your drum kit will be moving around, look for a set that is light weight like the Ludwig Classic Maple. Some other things to consider when purchasing a Ludwig set are the combination of drums you need and the look or finish you want. While choosing the drum combination, you also need to consider the type of music you will be playing.
Concert drums include concert toms, concert bass drums, and timpanis. Marching drums include marching snare drums, marching tenors, and marching bass drums. There is also the M3PM offered for student percussion groups.What parts are included in a Ludwig drum kit?
The individual parts included in a Ludwig drum set or kit will vary depending on the specific kit that you select. Most of the full Ludwig drum sets will include:
- Kick drum or bass drum
- Snare drum
- One or more toms
- Drum sticks
- One or more cymbals
A Ludwig drum set may also include these additional parts:
- Kick pedal
- Snare stand
- One or more cymbal stands
- One or more tom stands
A shell kit or shell pack from Ludwig is a less complete set of drums that allows for greater customization. A Ludwig shell drum kit includes the Ludwig bass drum and toms only, leaving you the freedom to choose the specific Ludwig snare drum and other hardware you desire.How do you store a Ludwig drum set?
A Ludwig drum set that receives regular use does not require much in the way of storage. If you plan on letting your Ludwig drums sit idle for an extended time, consider the following storage tips:
- Store drums in a dry, well ventilated area.
- Never stack anything on the Ludwig drum set.
- Keep the drums at tension to keep them in shape.
- Service the drums every few months by removing dust, lubricating the lugs, and waxing if desired.