You have to love this! Ludwig’s Classic Maple series is the sound of the late 60s-into the 70s. Classic Rock! The Classic Maple shell is a 7 ply all maple with 45 edges, which is almost identical to the 70s shell which was 6 ply maple with 45 edges. Ludwig migrated away from the 60s era 3 ply maple/poplar/maple with rounded bearing edges in favor of the all maple shell because with the advent of Marshall amps and the like, the reality was that the drums needed to cut and project more. As a result, the all maple shell with 45 edges provided the best projection as well as a wide tuning range. Still warm when you needed the warmth, but it cuts better and projects better. Keep in mind, back in these days the amplifiers were bigger and bigger, and more and more powerful, but there was no sophisticated method for mic’ing the drum set. Maybe you got SM 57s over head etc, but these were running through the PA, which had its limitations. So, drummers had to work A LOT harder back then in order to be heard. The sharper edges and the all-maple shell  gave them a better tool.
The olive oyster finish is very cool. The set in the video is mine and is actually a combination of two 13/16/22 kits, but I only use one 13, along with both 22s and both 16s. The video was fun to do. Give it a listen with headphones to get the feel for what these drums can do. 

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Classic Maple 13/16/22 drum set
Olive Oyster
Full Acoustic Kits
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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago
Joined Aug 2015
Glendale Heights, IL, United States

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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago

Glendale Heights, IL, United States
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Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 drum set 2019 Olive Oyster
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