More than six decades ago, William F. Ludwig Sr. developed a 3-ply drum shell formula that featured a ply of poplar sandwiched between two plies of maple. That classic formula is back. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Subscribe NowLOG IN Read this article +get instant access TO 45 YEARSof Modern Drummer issues WITH A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for just $4.99 month with no contract! Love the printed mag? Click here.