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Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass 5"x14" Snare Drum


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There’s an old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  Who ever said this has clearly never heard all of the different Ludwig Black Beauty models. For many years the Black Beauties have been considered some of the most sought after drums in the world.  These snares are perfect for anyone looking for a loud drum that has incredible sensitivity, outstanding snare response, and an excellent overall tone.

This model features a seamless brass shell that is machine drawn and spun to create a perfectly round drum with an unrivaled sound.  Just like many other high end snares, this drum has a beaded center which helps create a sharper response without cutting down on the drums overall volume and resonance. The shell is coated in a black nickel finish while the brass hardware, and tube lugs give this drum a classy, timeless look.

This drum also comes stock with die-cast hoops which help give it a sharp, focused sound.  The added weight of the hoop also helps keep the drum in tune longer as well as create a well-defined rim-shot and side sticking. As if all of this wasn’t enough this drum also comes with a P-86 Millennium throw-off for steady, precise snare settings. The P-86 was the successor to the hugely popular Ludwig P-85, and can be found on many other popular snare drums such as the Acrolites, the Classic Maple Exotics, and the Legacy Edition.  Once you hear one of these snares for yourself, you’ll understand why drummers have been drooling over the Black Beauties for well over 70 years.  

So what are you waiting for? Get your Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass 5"x14" Snare Drum from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 88 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return / price protection policy. You can’t go wrong!

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  • Snare Drum
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amazing snare


from las vegas, nv

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  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Ludwig Black Beauty Brass on Brass 5"x14" Snare Drum:

    this snare not only looks amazing but sounds just as good as it looks, the black beauty by far is the most giving snare out there!. I wouldn't recommend it for practice just because of the look, save it for your high end gigs or good paying gigs. The tone it gives it just perfect with the p86 throw you cant go does come in the standard black beauty finish but this style blows my mind just like it will blow your audience away. I am a reviewer at sam ash las vegas, Jason l

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    Series Black Beauty Series
    Model 5x14 Brass Shell Black Beauty Snare
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    Black Beauty Brass on Brass 5"x14" Snare Drum

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for three years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.