Ludwig

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Ludwig Raw Brass 14" snare drum. This exceptional deep snare drum is crafted with Ludwig's legendary 2.3mm seamless brass shell, providing a warm and resonant tone. The raw, unfinished brass exterior gives each drum a distinctive appearance that develops a unique patina over time. With fast, sensitive response and impressive output, the Raw Brass 14" snare drum delivers a wide dynamic range to explore any musical style.

Legendary Brass Shell for Optimal Tone

At the heart of the Raw Brass snare drum is Ludwig's renowned 2.3mm seamless brass shell. For over a century, this high-quality brass has been the foundation of Ludwig's iconic Black Beauty snare drums. The Raw Brass model provides the same rich, warm tone with a slightly softer attack and more pronounced midrange. The shell's thickness and seamless construction optimize resonance for projection that can fill any venue.

Distinctive Raw Brass Exterior

Rather than applying a lacquer finish, the Raw Brass snare drum's exterior is left unfinished. Exposure to the elements causes the brass to develop a unique patina, creating a truly one-of-a-kind instrument. This distinctive feature not only gives the drum visual appeal but also allows its resonant tone to sing with clarity. The lack of finish provides sonic purity that produces a natural, unfiltered sound.

Responsive Performance for Expressive Playing

With a fast, sensitive response, the Raw Brass 14" snare drum delivers impressive output for an unparalleled playing experience. Every stroke is met with optimal responsiveness, allowing drummers to explore a wide range of dynamics. This versatile snare drum provides the articulation and dynamic control for any genre from rock to jazz to orchestral music.

Iconic Ludwig Details

True to Ludwig's legacy of excellence, the Raw Brass snare drum features iconic design details like the P88 strainer, die-cast butt plate and keystone badge. These components are built to last, ensuring durable performance for years to come. The P88 strainer provides precise tension adjustment, while the die-cast butt plate anchors the snare wires. Topped with Ludwig's legendary keystone badge, the Raw Brass snare drum is an instrument any drummer would be proud to own.

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  • 2.3 mm seamless beaded brass shell
  • P-88 Strainer with a P-35 die cast butt plate
  • 2.3 mm steel triple-flanged hoops
  • Ludwig Keystone badge
  • Ludwig Weather Master heads

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Configuration
  • Snare size: Multiple sizes
  • Total pieces: 1
Extras
  • Case or Bag: Not Applicable
  • Stand: Not Applicable
Shells
  • Shell material: Brass
  • Shell construction: Seamless
  • Shell thickness (mm): 2.3
  • Bearing edge: 45°
  • Reinforcement ring: No
Hardware
  • Hardware material: Steel
  • Hoop type: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Proprietary
  • Throw-off: Patented
  • Internal muffler: No
  • Snares: Steel Carbon
Other
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Raw
  • Country of origin: United States

collapse expand iconWarranty

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.