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Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drum
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Delivers the classic tone that players have come to expect from Ludwig-with a modern flair.

The 14" x 8" Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drum is inspired by the Ludwig Coliseum. It may be the ultimate in low-bodied power and projection.

Based on Ludwig's legendary Black Beauty snare drums-long the optimal choice for touring and recording drummers in need of volume, tonal clarity, and optimal snare response-Ludwig has gone one step further with the Black Magic snare. A classic formula for a more aggressive musical age, Black Magic snare drums share the same shell type with the Black Beauty, but with upgrades like matching die-cast hoops for increased volume, and tube-style lugs for maximum shell resonance.

Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drum Features:

  • 14" x 8" shell size
    Black nickel-over-brass shell
    The ultimate in low-bodied power and projection

Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drum

Maple and birch drum sets (drums only) - 3 year warranty.
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Cases - one year warranty.
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  • Curshing backbeat, beautiful sensitivity.

    As reviewed by Conor Burridge on 12/6/2010

    Ludwig command the market when it comes to metal snares, and with this it's easy to see why. Everything works with this to make it seriously powerful drum, the brass shell, the cavernous depth, the die-cast hoops and the tube lugs all give this a devastating backbeat, comparable to a shotgun, great for a load of contemporary styles from alternative rock right through to metal. However, despite the depth, it's actually more sensitive under the stick than the 6.5" depth model, with potential for great press and buzz rolls, and also ghost notes in jazz, with the exact same tuning of super tight reso head and medium tight batter head. This must be the most versatile 8" depth snare in the world right now, I could see myself tuning this up and using the immense power to have a really commanding crack in funk and dance as well. Anyone who is looking for a snare that can tackle anything playing in a modern band can throw at it would do well to try this out.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • big is better

    As reviewed by Ronnie S on 4/30/2011

    this snare drum is truly one great snare... articulate. punchy and powerful.... tuned high it has a sweet slight ring with a powerful crack.. the die cast rims add that beautiful rim shot ..brass has that warm sound ,you don't get with steel snares. the black magic 8x14 has become my snare of choice.. i love playing it. i was a steel drum player for years...then wanted the voice of maple...but now.... brass is it. kudos to Ludwig for making this beauty... every drummer needs this snare in their arsenal.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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