To many, Ludwig is the most recognizable name in percussion purely because of one drum - the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The seamless 1.2mm brass shell is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded drum before being finished with gorgeous black nickel plating. The shell speaks with an unmistakable round metallic tone. Tune it up high for a clean, piercing crack. Tune it loose and low for a fat, swampy backbeat. For over 80 years, this snare drum has been an industry standard. Now is the perfect time to own an American classic! This is one investment that is a no-brainer for the working drummer.
This 14x5 snare drum is fitted with Imperial lugs, 2.3mm flanged hoops, P85 throw off, and Blue/Olive badge (cut).
Ludwig B-stock snare drums come from Ludwig with cosmetic flaws, some more noticeable than others. The drums are structurally sound - shells are round, strainers engage, and tension rods thread straight - but each drum may have minor plating imperfections, scratches/scuffs, signs of demo use/handling, or other minor issues. We try to capture the most offensive blemishes in the images, and sometimes even those are hard to locate. These drums are sold 'as-is', and all imperfections are not covered under warranty.
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