The "chief" is none other than William Ludwig II. Ludwig Drums is honoring Mr. Ludwig with "The Chief" Titanium Snare Drum, a limited edition professional snare drum featuring titanium shells by Ronn Dunnett.
Model L2006 is a 6.5x14" titanium snare drum that features a thin, light .035" Titanium Shell - 800 grams / 1.8lbs - the thinnest, lightest snare shell on the market. The drum is 3.7 kilos / 8 lbs, perfectly round and polished to high luster. This instrument performs with a low fundamental sound and has an incredibly wide tuning range. It features ten Imperial lugs, stamped chrome plated hoops, adjustable air vent, and Dunnett snare strainer and butt plate. A specially minted drum badge featuring Bill Ludwig II - "The Chief" - commemorates his historical contributions to drums and drumming.