A Modern Black Beauty with a Classic Look
A hand-hammered brass shell and vintage tube lugs give this Ludwig Black Beauty Snare a retro look and dry attack. Vintage Black Beauties go for a pretty penny used. That's because hordes of drummers consider them the ultimate in tone and playability. Now you can take home that classic look and soundwithout the high premium. This snare delivers the definitive warm, fat metallic tone that we drummers aim for. Fitted with Ludwig's P85 Supraphonic strainer, the Black Beauty is super responsive, no matter how hard or soft you hit it. The Black Beauty is only available in limited quantities each year from Ludwig USA. Take it from Sweetwater: this is one instrument you'll want to play for a lifetime.
The Ludwig legacy
Since 1909, Ludwig drums have had one of the proudest legacies in percussion and are a favorite of Sweetwater drummers for their warm, punchy sound. The world has heard them under the sticks of Cream's Ginger Baker, keeping the pulse behind Queen at Live Aid, and laying down the monstrous beat of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." But their biggest break came when Ringo Starr proudly played them on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, making Ludwig a household name for aspiring and superstar drummers alike.Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum Features:
- 6.5" x 14"
- Black chrome finish over brass shell
- Hand-hammered shell with vintage tube lugs
- Triple-flanged hoops
- P85 Supraphonic strainer