My New Classic Maple (w/all roundover edges) Came In Today!

codydee12

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So I ordered this Ludwig a few weeks ago on Oct. 7. I wanted a smaller maple kit that with a (IMO) timeless finish. I had all the bearing edges cut to be round overs. I honestly could not be happier with the final product!

I have seen some other folks on here asking about the round overs since ludwig started offering that beginning of this year. I did a quick take just to capture the sound straight out of the box. more to come later after I have time to get to know her.

The short take hyper link - I am still learning how to capture sounds well/mix. I only added an eq to the main bus clear up the sound since I am own the lower end of mic quality.

The Specs:
Classic Maple in Sable Black with Roundover bearing edges
20x12 kick
12x8 tom (no rack mount)
14x13 floor tom (with the Triad bracket)

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Beautiful kit! Mine has the standard bearing edges (new model as well) but I've been curious to know the difference in sound. I'm gonna compare your recording to mine.
 

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Oh yeah! dig it... my CM's are on the shipping truck from Ludwig as I type. How do those roundovers sound in comparison to the 45's (if you've played both)?
 

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Very cool. I didn't realize they offered edge options...or such a shallow bass drum.
Apparently the edges are a new thing to this year. Not sure how long they have offered the different depths on kicks. I have never owned a 12 inch depth but Love it so far! I have a 22x16 and a 24x14. I can really feel/hear a difference. the 12 is a good bit shorter of a sustain.
 

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Oh yeah! dig it... my CM's are on the shipping truck from Ludwig as I type. How do those roundovers sound in comparison to the 45's (if you've played both)?
I have played both....and owned both. I personally like to be on the tubby side of drum sounds. I feel like the roundovers take off some of the cutting frequencies that really make a lot of modern drums have attack. I had the classic maples in the downbeat config with 45s and really loved them. I just have spent too much time on youtube during covid and got the itch to sell some of my drums to fund this purchase.
 

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Those sound great! That kick is thunderous!
Yeaaaaa probably should have pulled that beta 52 down a little bit. That’s my bad. But it is a thunderous sounding kick. Nothing in the drum and no port hole.
 

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I have played both....and owned both. I personally like to be on the tubby side of drum sounds. I feel like the roundovers take off some of the cutting frequencies that really make a lot of modern drums have attack. I had the classic maples in the downbeat config with 45s and really loved them. I just have spent too much time on youtube during covid and got the itch to sell some of my drums to fund this purchase.
Funny, I did the exact same... purged almost my entire drum collection, ordered up new CM's and cymbals and changed my sound. Quarantine'll do that to you I guess, lol. I stuck with the base single 45 edge option as I've played exclusively vintage for a dozen or more years and wanted to change to something more modern and punchy. Anyhow, beautiful setup there... decidedly more classy and timeless than my garish color option, which I will undoubtedly share here at some later date.
 

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Funny, I did the exact same... purged almost my entire drum collection, ordered up new CM's and cymbals and changed my sound. Quarantine'll do that to you I guess, lol. I stuck with the base single 45 edge option as I've played exclusively vintage for a dozen or more years and wanted to change to something more modern and punchy. Anyhow, beautiful setup there... decidedly more classy and timeless than my garish color option, which I will undoubtedly share here at some later date.
You don’t know how similar we are, then. I had only WFL/luddies that were from the 40s-60s. I had all meinl cymbals and all DW 9k hardware pre covid. I sold all the hardware (minus snare stands and pedal), sold 2 of the 3 kits, and sold all the meinls. Now it’s primarily DW 6k stands, all Istanbuls (that I absolutely love. Wish I would have made that change a while ago) and, the obvious, new classic maple.

You will have to let me know when you kit arrives. I am sure it’ll be a beautiful kit. Ludwig is good at that. Haha.
 

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Whoa! They sound great! You've got a nice touch. The black is such a classy look too.
 

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Ludwig must be shipping all over the place. my 2 add on 10" and 13" toms are due to arrive tomorrow that I ordered 8 weeks ago.
 


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