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5x14

Ludwig Snare Drum
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  BLACK BEAUTY 5x14" [LB416]


One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

With a choice of three strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millennium or P70 Super-Sensitive,) the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.

5x14 Brass

Ludwig Snare Drum
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  BLACK BEAUTY 5x14" [LB416BT]


One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

With a choice of three strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millennium or P70 Super-Sensitive,) the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.

6.5x14

Ludwig Snare Drum
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  BLACK BEAUTY 6.5x14" [LB417]


One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

With a choice of three strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millennium or P70 Super-Sensitive,) the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.

6.5x14 Hammered

Ludwig Snare Drum
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  BLACK BEAUTY 6.5x14" [LB417KT]


One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

With a choice of three strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millennium or P70 Super-Sensitive,) the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.

3.5x13

Ludwig Snare Drum
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  BLACK BEAUTY 6.5x14" [LB553B]


One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

With a choice of three strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic, P86 Millennium or P70 Super-Sensitive,) the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flanged hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.

Component Graph


Snare Drum Component Graph


3"x13" Black Beauty w/Supraphonic Snares
Model Shell/Hoop Option
LB553B Smooth Shell, Classic Lugs
LB553BT Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs
LB553BK Hammered Shell, Classic Lugs


5"x14" Black Beauty w/Supraphonic Snares
Model Shell/Hoop Option
LB416B Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs
LB416T Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs
LB416K Hammered Shell, Imperial Lugs
LB416BT Brass Tube Lugs and Die-Cast Hoops, Millennium Strainer


6.5"x14" Black Beauty w/Supraphonic Snares
Model Shell/Hoop Option
LB417B Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs
LB417T Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs
LB417K Hammered Shell, Imperial Lugs
LB417BT Brass Tube Lugs and Die-Cast Hoops, Millennium Strainer





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