Ludwig has been in the game for over a century but they placed themselves firmly on the map back in 1928 when they introduced their Black Beauty. - and they've never looked back. Some design elements have been tweaked and refined over the years since but all things considered, its fundamental design has remained the same and its current popularity is a testament to the strength of Ludwig's original concept.
This black nickel over brass shell produces an inimitable, timeless sound that inspires awe in all those that have the good fortune to be exposed to it. The modern Ludwig Black Magic Black Nickel Over Brass 14 x 6.5" Snare Drum continues the legacy of its predecessors but adds a few tweaks to the design to see it thrive in modern times. This current Black Magic has been designed to appeal to the modern youth who desires its classic sound but lacks the means to afford an original.
It's beaded brass shell is finished in the same signature Black Nickel finish but has replaced the originals triple-flanged hoops with chrome die-cast hoops, which amp up the power and fundamental strength and concentrate the sound. Classic looking tube lugs are less contemporary in design than the hoops but work in a complementary fashion and retain some of the drums vintage look. All of the tension rods have been fitted with double washers which help to hold tuning and keep it consistent for longer, even when you're putting this Beauty through its paces and going all out.
Features the Same Brass Shell as the Acclaimed Black Beauty Snare
Brass Shell Provides Warm, Metallic Tone with Incredible Sensitivity
Beaded Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell Offers Aggressive Look
Classic Ludwig Tube Lugs Ensure Consistent & Reliable Tuning
Matching chrome Die-Cast Hoops & Lugs
Ludwig 14 x 6.5" Black Beauty Classic Lug Supra-Phonic Snare Drum
Finish: Black Nickel
Shell: Seamless Beaded Brass
Size: 14" x 6.5"
Lugs: Classic Lug
Snare Strainer: Supra-Phonic