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Ludwig Hand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs 14 x 5 in.

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Listen to any hit song from the '60s through today and chances are you're hearing a Ludwig snare drum, and the Supra-Phonic Black Beauty is among their most famous and legendary snare drums of all. Th... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-07-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Listen to any hit song from the '60s through today and chances are you're hearing a Ludwig snare drum, and the Supra-Phonic Black Beauty is among their most famous and legendary snare drums of all. 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.

This Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. It features Ludwig's Imperial lugs, triple-flanged hoops, and a hand-hammered shell. The 70 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as one of the most ultimate snare drums in the industry.

Features
  • Shell: Hand-hammered brass
  • Finish: Black nickel-plated
  • Lugs: Imperial or "Classic" chrome
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Maple and birch drum sets (drums only) - 3 year warranty.
Marching and tympani drums - 3 year warranty.
Sticks and hardware - one year warranty.
Cases - one year warranty.
Accent Drum line - one year warranty.


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LudwigHand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs
 
5.0

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5.0

AWESOME SOUND!

By Tanner

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Ludwig Hand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs:

This snare was not cheap by any means, but if you are looking for that perfect snare for jazz or rock... strongly consider this drum. It's no suprise that this snare is very popular for recording. It sounds like a recording. Nice snappy attack, just the right decay... I love it. It has a wonderful response too. LUDWIG knows what they're doing! GREAT BUY!!

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5.0

Amazing

By Todd

from Waterford, MI

Comments about Ludwig Hand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs:

I really hemmed and hawed about buying this snare. I have a mapex maple snare and a black panther cherry snare. I really like the sound of a metal snare so I started shopping. Everyone says wonderful things about these snares. I was pretty confident it was a good snare, but I wasn't sure if it was worth the extra money. I finally broke down and bought it. I opened the box and set it up. Man did this thing sound phenominal right out of the box. I was astounded. I never knew a snare could sound this good. I grabbed my recorder and recorded some playing on this snare and my black panther. I then went back and listened. This snare is in a completely different league. That's saying something as the black panther snares are pretty darn nice. I checked the tuning and it was slightly out of tune. It sounded so good that I was nervous about messing with the tuning. But I spent a minute tuning the drum to itself and to my amazement it sounded even better. I bought some remo heads but I'm so in love with the sound I'm going to keep the stock heads on for a while. The bottom line is, that this snare is no joke and no hype. It's worth every penny. I have never heard a snare that sounds this good.

 
5.0

Too much fun to hit

By Mikey

from Baja Arizona

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Comments about Ludwig Hand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs:

Tell you what ... money well spent, almost went with the Pork Pie because of $$ but it just didn't have that sound, added it to my Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz kit and I may be done shopping for a while, pulled the trigger and 'crack' ... thought I was being shot at, ha!! grab one and you will not look back ...

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5.0

The Real Thing

By Glen

from copiague ny

Comments about Ludwig Hand Hammered Black Beauty Snare Drum with Imperial Lugs:

Often imitated, never duplicated. The real Ludwig sound everybody's been trying to bootleg for years. Only one way to get it. Play the real thing.

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