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      Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare Drum (445979)
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For 7 decades, the Black Beauty has been the snare of choice among demanding pros the world over.

The Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare is made with a solid brass shell that's machine drawn and spun into a seamless and great-sounding drum, then antique finished. The tone blends a musical combination of warmth with a metallic presence. This Beauty has excellent sensitivity at all volumes. The die-cast hoops produce a focused tone and are capable of resounding rim shots and sharp cross-stick sounds. This version of the Black Beauty features brass tube lugs, brass die-cast batter and snare hoops, brass-plated P86 Millennium snare strainer, brass-plated P33 snare butt.



Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare Drum Specifications:

  • 5" x 14"


Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare Drum

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  • Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare Drum

    As reviewed by Jacob 'Lil Drummer Boi" Padilla on 1/3/2009

    The Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass Snare Drum is a good snare. I mostly use this snare for recording or live music. I recently recorded a cd with El cantante and this snare made a clean cut. I also use this snare for fusion, gospell, and latin music. Its a 10 out of 10

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  • no confidence in this product

    As reviewed by mitchell layman on 8/1/2009

    i bought this snare about 3 years ago. the first thing i noticed was the plating on the rims didnt match the tube lugs, and the badge wasnt centered correctly. i was changing the snare wires the other day and i was getting a closer look at the plating, ( pitting and flaking ), just as i was commenting to my wife about ludwig's quality problems, a screw broke off in the strainer. i fixed it but i shouldnt have had to. i paid alot of money for this snare but i figured i was getting a collectable. it really does sound good but i cant afford to buy another to have as a back up or for spare parts. if their pro line is this bad, i wonder how bad the ''black magic'' snare is. next stop; pork pie for a third the price and twice the quality

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  • THE Black Beauty to Own!

    As reviewed by Monday317 on 12/9/2008

    Four stars only because this drum really doesn't sound any more fabulous than say a Chrome over Brass Supra. I know the Super-Sensitive strainers have their fans, and I'm not knocking them. In fact, I would buy this drum over a COB Supra for the same reason I'd buy a Cadillac over a Chevy; both get you from here to there, but one car is cushier and just plain more prestigious than the other. Same here with this BB. Worth the money, if you gots it!

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