Ludwig Ultimate Marching Tenor Drums

Deeper all-maple shells, new hardware, and a new diagonal cut drive the tenors for the "Ultimate" in projection, tone, and durability.

FINISHES

Black (B), white (W), and silver (S) laminate finishes are integrated into the shell molding process, making them the most durable finish on the market.

Custom lacquer (L) finishes available via special order.

FEATURES

HARDWARE

The redesigned aluminum casing includes a smaller profile and a 60% reduction in weight, all while maintaining the signature Ludwig look.

2.3mm steel hoops and 6mm steel key rods offer the best in durability and flash. All Ludwig Ultimate tenors ship pre-assembled.

WEIGHT

The all-new aluminum casing and the FFLB tech- nology combine for a 4 pound weight reduction, making Ludwig Ultimate one of the lightest and most durable tenor sets on the market.

SHELL

6-ply, 100% North American Maple. Maple shells offer a high level of sensitivity, a dynamic tuning range, and a sharp attack, making them the perfect fit for the marching arts.

BEARING EDGE

Each tenor bearing edge is a 45-degree inner cut with a 1/8" radius round over. This edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman’s touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig sound.

RFST MOLDING

To increase stability throughout the drum, all Ludwig Ultimate shells are produced using our exclusive Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Utilizing our original bladder molds and a specialized adhesive, the RFST process allows the shell to cure evenly across the entire surface. This is a principal ingredient in creating the Ludwig sound.

REINFORCEMENT RING

A 5-ply, 1.5" wide maple reinforcement ring adds superior support and shape integrity to the shell.

Tenor Configurations

LUMT8023PX Quad 8"/10"/12"/13" 22.3 lbs
LUMT0234PX Quad 10"/12"/13"/14" 25.9 lbs
LUMT68023PX Quint 6"/8"/10"/12"/13" 25 lbs
LUMT60234PX Quint 6"/10"/12"/13"/14" 28.6 lbs
LUMT660234PX Sextet 6"/6"/10"/12"/13"/14" 31.4 lbs
LUMT680234PX Sextet 6"/8"/10"/12"/13"/14" 32.4 lbs

Individual Drum Sizes

6x6" Flat Cut
7x8" Flat Cut
9x8" Angle Cut
10x10" Angle Cut
11.5x12" Angle Cut
12.5x13" Angle Cut
13x14" Angle Cut
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