New Ludwig Atlas Drum Hardware is awarded Best in Show at the 2012 NAMM Show

ATLAS_BIS.jpgLudwig Drums is proud to announce that the new line of Atlas Drum Hardware received the coveted "Best in Show" award at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, California.

The Ludwig legacy began on the foundation of innovative drum hardware. The original Atlas Series set the benchmark for all other drum and cymbal hardware that followed. Capturing the essence of innovation in modern hardware worthy of the Atlas name was no easy feat. Following four years of development, engineering, and testing, Ludwig was proud to launch the full line of Atlas Hardware at the 2012 NAMM show.

The new Atlas Hardware line includes three series; Atlas Pro, Atlas Classic, and Atlas Standard. The Atlas Pro hardware is designed for the touring professional with heavy weight, durable construction built to withstand the full impact play and rigors of frequent travel. The Atlas Classic hardware is lightweight yet durable and is designed for optimum set-ups in confined spaces. The Atlas Standard hardware is built for the player on a budget with all the functionality needed for medium-to-large venues.

Innovative patent pending features on the Atlas hardware line include the Centroid 3 point hi-hat stability system that allows the rear portion of the stand to be elevated from the foundation plate for superior stability; the aerodisc hi-hat bottom cymbal tilter that allows players to position their bottom cymbals at any angle; the snare drum pillar clutch that allows quick break down and compact storage; and the acculite sustain feet on the Atlas Classic hardware that allow for unrestricted overlapping positioning of stands.

“We spent a lot of time on this project because we knew it had to be done right,” says Kevin Packard, Director of Market for Ludwig combo percussion. “We wanted hardware that represented the quality and innovation of the original Atlas hardware line with the modern features desired by performers today. By winning the “Best in Show” award, we are confident we accomplished all our goals!”

Atlas Drum hardware is available through authorized Ludwig dealers. For more information on this unique product line, visit For more information on the NAMM “Best in Show” awards, visit

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