The Ludwig Black Beauty 14” x 5” Snare Drum is an icon. The pinnacle of snare drums, this legendary Ludwig snare is a true American original.
Industry Standard Snare Drum
Part of the reason Ludwig Drums are so internationally renowned; the Black Beauty snare has been an industry standard for years.
If you listen to any hit record from the 60s to the present day, it’s highly likely you’re listening to a Ludwig snare.
Building on its iconic heritage, this modern incarnation of the Ludwig Black Beauty sees the continuation of Ludwig’s rich tradition.
One of an extensive range of snare drums, the Ludwig Black beauty is seen as the peak of percussion.
Delivering warm, round metallic tone, every drummer should own a Black Beauty at some point in their drumming life.
Ludwig LB416 Black Beauty 14” x 5” Snare Drum Key Features:
- 1.2mm Seamless Brass Shell
- Black Nickel Plated
- 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
- P85AC Throw Off
- P35AC Butt Plate
- Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
- Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head
- 10 Lugs
Bold As Brass
The Ludwig Black Beauty snare is constructed from a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded 1.2mm thick shell.
Characterised by its warm and vibrant tone, brass delivers an open sound across the frequencies.
Capable of producing the loud, ringing projection needed to cut through the mix on stage, the 14” x 5” Black Beauty also offers well-rounded warmth that’s desirable for studio recording.
From rock and pop to funk and jazz to metal and prog, the Black Beauty snare delivers versatile sound to cover the most diverse playing styles and performance settings.
Delivering a look that is as striking as its tone, the Ludwig 14” x 5” Black Beauty features a black nickel plating over the brass shell.
Offering a shimmering aesthetic filled with serious sophistication, the iconic black nickel appearance of the Black Beauty is timeless in its style.
The beaded shell is adorned with 10 Ludwig Imperial Lugs to deliver a classic art deco look that is instantly recognisable.
The chrome finish of the lugs provides a striking contrast with the dark black shell to produce an eye-catching juxtaposition of style.
High Style Hardware
The shell of the 14” x 5” Black Beauty is framed with 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops to deliver versatile open tone.
The snare is also fitted with the P85AC Throw Off and P35AC Butt Plate to provide reliable hold and easy adjustment of the snare wires.
Ludwig Weather Master Heads
The Ludwig Black Beauty comes fitted with Ludwig Weather Master drumheads as standard to deliver warm resonance and articulate tone.
The batter side features a Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head and the resonant side is fitted with a Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head.
When it comes to iconic drums it doesn’t get much more famous than the Ludwig Black Beauty.
A truly legendary snare, the tone of the Black Beauty is often imitated but never duplicated.
Delivering versatile tone that’s capable of fulfilling the most diverse musical needs, this Ludwig snare produces the cut and depth of tone to ensure your covered from the studio to the stage.
The stylishly functional hardware works to ensure precise tuning and smooth adjustment to help you gain your ideal sound no matter what style of music you play.
The black nickel shell finish and chrome imperial lugs deliver a striking aesthetic that is instantly recognisable.
For iconic style and sound, buy the Ludwig Black Beauty 14” x 5” Snare Drum now from PMT Online.
|Shipping Weight (kg)||5.000000|
|Snare Size||14" x 5"|
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