Ludwig LB416 Black Beauty Snare Drum 5 x 14


  • The Legendary Snare Drum
  • 5 inches by 14 inch diameter
  • 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
  • Made in USA at Ludwig’s main Monroe, NC facility
  • Other options available for additional cost: Hammered Shell, Tube Lugs, Die Cast Hoops, Brass hardware.   Ask us for a quote.

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Ludwig LB416 Black Beauty Snare Drum 5 x 14

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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.

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