Ludwig Ultimate Marching Bass Drums

Ludwig Ultimate Marching Bass Drums are designed for modern marching groups, featuring 6-ply North American Maple shells, 10-ply hoops, and oversized tension claws.

Maple brings high sensitivity, a wide tuning range, and a biting attack to your bass line. Each drum is constructed with 45-degree bearing edges with a 1/8" radius round over, finally hand-sanded to assure a completely flat surface to seat the head correctly.

A bladder mold and a special adhesive lets the shells cure evenly across the entire surface. This unique method make the shells incredibly strong to hold up under immense tuning pressure.


Black (B), white (W), and grey cortex (7) 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.


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

Marching Bass Drum
LUMB16PX14x16"14.4 lbs
LUMB18PX14x18"15.6 lbs
LUMB20PX14x20"18.0 lbs
LUMB22PX14x22"18.9 lbs
LUMB24PX14x24"20.5 lbs
LUMB26PX14x26"21.4 lbs
LUMB28PX14x28"22.5 lbs
LUMB30PX16x30"25.3 lbs
LUMB32PX16x32"26.6 lbs