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LB417 6.5"x14" Black Beauty Snare Drumplay button

LB417 6.5"x14" Black Beauty Snare Drum


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The Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty is an American classic renowned for its distinctive sound. Featuring a seamless, one-piece 6.5x14" 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 Supraphonic 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 Ludwig Black Beauty is revered for its distinctive tone, its iconic aesthetic 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.

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  • Supra-Phonic snares
  • P85 throw-off
  • Seamless brass shell
  • Antique black anodized finish
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • Imperial lugs

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14x6-1/2" size only

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.