Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty Snare Drum 6.5x14
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LB417 6.5"x14" Black Beauty Snare Drum
The Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty is an American classic renowned for its distinctive sound. Featuring a seamless, one-piece 6.5"x14" brass shell and triple-flanged hoops, this drum produces a warm yet cutting tone with a balanced resonance that slices through any mix. Fitted with Ludwig's P85 Supraphonic strainer and snare wires, the Black Beauty offers unparalleled sensitivity and responsiveness whether tapped lightly or hammered hard.
A Seamless Brass Shell for Sonic Excellence
The Black Beauty's seamless brass shell is spun and drawn from a single sheet of brass, then hand-polished to a flawless finish. This meticulous construction eliminates any weak points in the shell, allowing it to resonate fully and project with power. The brass material itself delivers a crisp yet rounded tone with a slight warmth. Together, the seamless shell and brass material are responsible for the Black Beauty's coveted sonic signature.
Precision-Engineered Strainer for Ultimate Control
Fitted with Ludwig's P85 Supraphonic strainer, the Black Beauty provides unmatched control over snare response. This high-performance strainer utilizes an eccentric cam throw-off mechanism to apply even tension to the 20-strand snare wires. Drummers can make precise adjustments to the snare wires to achieve their desired tone and sensitivity, from a tight crisp crack to a loose vintage buzz. The Supraphonic strainer is a key component of the Black Beauty's highly articulate and versatile performance.
A Modern Classic with Timeless Style
While the Black Beauty is revered for its distinctive tone, its iconic esthetic is equally memorable. The brass shell is finished in a sleek black nickel plating and accented with chrome hardware including triple-flanged hoops, imperial lugs, and the Supraphonic strainer. This combination of black and chrome evokes a vintage yet modern vibe that complements the Black Beauty's musical heritage. A piece of drumming history, the Black Beauty's stunning looks match its legendary sound.
- Supra-Phonic snares
- P85 throw-off
- Seamless brass shell
- Antique black anodized finish
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Imperial lugs
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