Rather than merely revisiting the sound that made Ludwig famous, Keystone Series Drums carve a new niche in sonic identity. In fusing the Classic Maple shell core with American Red Oak, Keystone's "pre-EQ'd" tone sculpts focus and articulation for the drummer seeking volume, attack, and power. Made in Monroe, NC. USA - Keystone Series is made under the same strict quality and structural standards as all Classic Maple and Legacy drums. A perfect balance between high-volume cut and subtle articluation is achieved for the live music drummer, putting a modern twist on a century of custom American drum making.
Keystone's 5-ply combination of a Classic Maple three-ply core between inner and outer 1/16" plys of American Red Oak creates a thin, dense shell that speaks loudly with quick, even decay. To draw further resonance from this unique hybrid, the dual 45-degree bearing edge is pulled to the center of the shell to seat perfectly into the head.
Solid-Cast Brass Badges: made in the USA from recycled trumpet brass, Keystone's new cast badge is a bold statement of Ludwig craftsmanship.
Keystone Lugs: a low-mass, bridge-style lug with classic Ludwig features, updated with sleek styling for maximum performance.