Get a great deal on Ludwig Drums at Drum Central with free shipping. Some of the finest American made drums available.
Starting in the early 1900's with the invention of the very first bass drum pedal and then moving on to Timpani, the company quickly grew. It wasn't until the 1920's when they introduced the famous Black Beauty Snare Drum which became one of the most sought after snare drums in the recording industry. These drums are still produced today and have become a mainstay of high end recording studios but they are far from the only great Ludwig snare drums. The LM400 Supraphonic is widely accepted as the most recorded snare drum in the world. Meaning it's the drum of choice if you want to sound like many of your idols. Alongside these classics Ludwig also offer snare drums in a wide variety of styles for every drummer, such as the Bronze Phonic, Copper Phonic, Raw Brass Phonic, Chrome Over Brass, Hammered Brass, Ludwig Signature Snares and Heirloom. The Ludwig Supralite and Black Magic ranges are designed to give drummers a taste of the legendary Supraphonic and Black Beauty snare drums at a more affordable price point.
Drummers such as Ringo Starr and John Bonham were often found behind Ludwig drum kits. Ludwig Club Date drum kits were first crafted in the 60's and although their design has been refined and over the years they still capture the classic sound and feel of that era. Ludwig Keystone X's are Ludwig's top end kit for the modern era featuring the very best of their years of drum making experience. Neusonic kits aren't made in America like the highest end Ludwig kits but they are made to similar specifications and are a more affordable way to own a drum kit that captures that classic Ludwig sound.
Despite their reputation as high end manufacturers of drums, Ludwig do offer some ranges that are more affordable for the casual hobby drummer or the beginner. The Ludwig Breakbeats kit is fantastic travel kit with a 16" bass drum and 14" floor tom. At only £375 for the shell pack it's a great value option. The Accent and Evolution ranges are Ludwig's offerings at full size starter and mid range kits respectively. The latter is offered in maple too, called the Evolution Maple.
Ludwig also offer kids sized drum kits known as the Ludwig Jr and Ludwig Pocket Kits they might be pricey for a drum kit that you will inevitably grow out of, but there's no doubt that any kid playing one of these 2 kits has everything they need to learn on.