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One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "the most famous name on drums", is because of the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The Ludwig Black Beauty brass shell is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded drum, then black nickel plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. The shell provides a warm, round metallic tone. The LB416 features Ludwig's P85 Supra-Phonic strainer, Imperial lugs, triple-flanged hoops, and a smooth finished shell. The 70 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.
Often imitated, never duplicated, Ludwig snare drums have been the industry standard since 1911. The tradition and quality continues on today better than ever with a sound that could only be Ludwig. Listen to any hit song from the 60's through today and chances are you're hearing a Ludwig snare drum. Ludwig snare drums are the most toured and recorded snare drum in the world and with good reason. From the smooth round perfection of the bearing edge to the precision cut of the snare bed, Ludwig snare drums are in a league of their own. Brass on Brass features brass plated P86 Millenium snare strainer, brass plated P33 butt plate, brass tube lugs, brass die cast batter and snare hoops.
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "the most famous name on drums", is because of the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The Ludwig Black Beauty brass shell is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded drum, then black nickel plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. The shell provides a warm, round metallic tone. With any of the three strainer options of P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millenium or P70 Super-Sensitive strainers, the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops, and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 70 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.
A unique mixture of a metal snare drum with wood shell characteristics. That is the Ludwig Bronze Series line of snare drums.The bronze seamless shell offers the sharp "snap" and projection of a metal drum with the smooth warmth of a wood shell.The smooth shell offers ultimate resonance. Features include the standard triple-flanged hoops, Imperial lugs, and P85 strainer.
Ludwig 3" x 13" Seamless Bronze Shell Piccolo Snare A unique mixture of a metal snare drum with woodshell characteristics. That is the Ludwig Bronze Series.The bronze seamless shell offers the sharp “snap”and projection of a metal drum with the smooth warmthof a wood shell.Choose the smooth shell for ultimate resonance or ahammered shell for a drier more articulate response.Options include the standard triple-flanged hoops ordie cast hoops, Imperial or tube lugs, and P85 or P86Millenium strainers.
Ludwig 6.5" x 14" Chrome Plated Aluminum Snare Drum with Supra-Phonic Snares Performance proven to be the sound that fueled the most hitrecordings in history, the Ludwig LM400 and LM402 are thesnare drum choice of the pros.From Jazz to Metal Ludwig 400 Series Snare Drums providethe perfect sound in the studio or on stage. The USA madechrome plated seamless aluminum shells produce a brightcrisp cutting sound, with the perfect balance of full resonanttone and snare crack.The LM400 and LM402 are available with Imperial lugs or tubelugs and smooth or hammered shells.
Back in the 1960's the Acrolite snare drum was introduced as an economical option to supplement Ludwig's Educational Kits. These snares slowly gained a following because they sounded better than they should have for the price - because of this, they have been long sought-after in pawn shops and garage sales, and are becoming harder and harder to find. But have no fear - Ludwig is reintroducing these legendary snares with the Acrolite Limited snare drums, manufactured only in 2012! Each drum features a brushed aluminum shell with matching brushed triple-flanged hoops and bowtie lugs. This drum also includes a P-85 snare strainer, milled center beads, and a classic blue/olive badge.
Ludwig originally introduced the Club Date series of drum sets back in 1962 as a low-cost alternative to the Super Classic series. The primary change was the development of the central-mounted, dual sided lug and extra-long tension rods, which reduced manufacturing time. Original Club Date drums are highly prized among collectors for their warm, dry vintage sound and the classic look. Ludwig has re-released the line as the Club Date SE series for those gigging drummers who work in small to medium-sized venues and want a playable alternative to actual vintage gear.
Each Club Date Snare Drum features a 4-ply shell with two additional birch reinforcement rings. The central-mounted lugs give the drums a vintage look. Choose from four beautiful, classic finishes to really make your drums stand out - Silver Sparkle, Ruby Sparkle, Olive Sparkle, or White Marine Pearl.
The 5" x 14" Classic Maple Snare Drum from Ludwig has a clear and warm sound characteristic of maple snare drums. Available in seven beautiful finishes, this 7-ply snare drum comes equipped with a P85 snare throw-off that make turning your snare off and on quick and easy. Finished off with triple-flanged hoops and imperial lugs, this drum will fit into any drum set.
The 6.5" x 14" Classic Maple Snare Drum has a 7-ply maple shell and a warm and clear sound that is characteristic of maple drums. This snare drum features triple-flanged hoops and imperial lugs. The P85 Snare Throw-Off lets you turn the snares off and on quickly and easily.
Ludwig's 3" x 13" Satinwood Snare Drum has a thin, 5-ply Maple and American veneer shell with a beautiful African Satinwood finish. With the Ludwig Classic Lugs, this snare drum will look great, and the small size will give it a sharp, high-pitched sound.
All voodoo aside, this drum looks pretty supernatural. The Beaded Black Nickel over Brass shell, combined with matching tube lugs and die-cast hoops, gives the 5" deep drum a sexy new-meets-old look that would complement any drum set.
Noted Clinician and Rascal Flatts Drummer Jim Riley has always relied on a variety of Ludwig snares to get the job done. Jim’s new Signature Snare combines the best elements of his favorite models in one, reliable workhorse. Its 1.5mm Stainless Steel shell produces plenty projection and SNAP, while its 8” depth lends the balanced warmth of a wood drum. Ornamented with a laser-engraving that is true to Riley’s roots, its visual brilliance is offset by black-nickel tube-lugs and die-cast hoops.
Ludwig Supralite drums are priced to move, but don't let that fool you into thinking they only sound 'okay'. Constructed with a beaded steel shell, chrome-over-brass tube lugs, brass snare wires, and 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, this 5.5" drum can hang with the big boys.
Ludwig Supralite drums are priced to move, but don't let that fool you into thinking they only sound 'okay'. Constructed with a beaded steel shell, chrome-over-brass tube lugs, brass snare wires, and 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, this 6.5" drum can hang with the big boys.