For over a century, the Ludwig Black Beauty has been the industry standard for tone and purity in a metal snare drum. This brass model takes the series back to its roots, when the original Black Beauty was created in 1920 with only eight lugs, to create a larger “sweet spot” on the playing surface. This 8-lug configuration allows for a wider range of tones on the edges while creating a more forgiving center, making sure the backbeats stay crisp, clear and consistent with each hit. It’s an excellent addition to any high-end collection, or a trusty centerpiece to build a new kit around.

This 8-lug Black Beauty snare drum is built from a seamless brass shell, made in the USA and, of course, painstakingly plated with Black Nickel. The shell is fitted with 2.3 mm triple flange hoops for a sharp attack and easy resonance. The tension rods are anchored to a single row of those eight recognizable Ludwig bridge lugs. The snare is outfitted with iconic Ludwig "Weather Master" heads and their proprietary P88 throw off and P35 die-cast butt plate.
  • Brass snare drum with 8-lug configuration
  • Seamless brass shell crafted in the USA for warmth and resonance
  • Black nickel plating for that classic Black Beauty look
  • 2.3 mm triple-flange hoops and single-row bridge lugs
  • Proprietary die-cast butt plate and P88 throw-off
  • Fitted with Ludwig Weather Master heads
  • Snare size: Multiple sizes
  • Total pieces: 1
  • Shell material: Brass
  • Shell construction: Solid
  • Hardware material: Steel
  • Hoop type: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Bridge
  • Throw-off: Side
  • Snares: Steel
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish type: Nickel-plated
  • Country of origin: United States
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