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Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum

The Ludwig Supra Phonic Snare Drum comes with Imperial Lugs and a Smooth Shell.


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Discounted Price $559.00 to $579.00
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Discounted Price $559.00 to $579.00
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Supraphonic, Performance-proven. The sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, Ludwig Supraphonic is the snare choice of the pros. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack. From Jazz to Metal, Ludwig's Supraphonic 400s provide the perfect sound in the studio or on the stage.With your choice of Imperial or Tube Lugs, Smooth or Hammered Shells, the Supraphonic will give you what you need when you need it.

Triple-flange Hoops:
A lot livelier than their die-cast counterparts. These hoops help give the drum a more vibrant, open sound that gives it plenty of power when struck dead center and tons of articulation for ghost notes. Though they may not be as heavy as die-cast hoops, they certainly still deliver a sharp rim shot, crystal clear side stick, and reliable tuning.

Imperial Style Lugs:
The Imperial lugs give this drum a classy look while not adding additional weight to the shell, allowing it to resonate freely.

P-85 Strainer:
The P-85 is the classic Ludwig throw-off everyone has come to know and love. Since it’s introduction in mid 60’s this throw-off has become the yardstick to which all other throw offs are measured. This thing is easily adjustable and provides precise and accurate snare tension. The cast butt-plate is super reliable and provides solid playability.     

  • 1.7mm Seamless Aluminum Shell
  • 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
  • P85AC Throw Off
  • P35AC Butt Plate
  • Ludwig Snare Drum Heads

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Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Drum
  • Drum Key

Fantastic snare


Using this for a house of worship snare in an enclosure. Great pop, really great snare without breaking the bank.



Yes! I'd buy this product again.


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Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic Snare Drum


A great iconic snare drum.



The Classic. The '57 Chevy of drums


My "go to" snare for years. I own a couple. Brass as well as chrome plated aluminum. These are classics. I t does not take much work to make these sound great and you have to work hard to make them sound bad. They also have a great feel to them. My only gripe is the strainer has been made cheaper over the years. But replacement strainers are cheap, so I keep one on hand as a spare. Dont drop the drum, especially on the strainer, or its goodbye strainer and a dented shell. Be good to this drum and it will outlast you.


New York


6 1/2 Supraphonic


Finally got one after years of waiting. I don't know if they are still putting the rubber gaskets under the lugs- but if your's has them, take them off. They deaden the sound. Good idea to put a fatter head on the batter side such as a Emperor, but not an unsealed double ply like the Pinstripe. It takes a few minutes to dial in the sound, and there are some great youtube videos that are a big help.

Old Missouri Rocker

S.W. Missouri


Supraphonic Snare Drum

4.8 5


Shell Finish Type Metal
Configuration Snare Drum
Shell Material Aluminum
Shell Construction 1.2mm
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Number of Lugs 10 Lugs
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Series Supraphonic Series
Warranty Info:

Supraphonic 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.

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