This listing is for a 1978 Ludwig 14x5” Acrolite Snare Drum that’s in excellent condition. The drum looks fantastic and has virtually no blemishes, while it sounds perfect. This drum also features a set of DW True-tone 40 Strand snare wires…
The Ludwig Acrolite Classic snare may have begun as a starter drum, but since its introduction in the early 1960s, its lively, distinctive tone has become legendary. Great for any playing situation, this lightweight snare's seamless, beaded, brushed-aluminum shell yields a penetrating, dry-sounding crack with a resonance and tone that match more expensive models. Fitted with Ludwig's P85 strainer, the Acrolite Classic is super responsive, regardless of how you hit it. Adorned with Ludwig's iconic “pointy” Blue/Olive badge, the Ludwig Acrolite Classic is a champion of a snare drum!
The Ludwig legacy
Since 1909, Ludwig drums have had one of the proudest legacies in percussion and are a favorite of Sweetwater drummers for their warm, punchy sound. The world has heard them under the sticks of Cream's Ginger Baker, keeping the pulse behind Queen at Live Aid, and laying down the monstrous beat of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." But their biggest break came when Ringo Starr proudly played them on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, making Ludwig a household name for aspiring and superstar drummers alike.
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Features at a Glance:
*P85 strainer yields excellent response
*Seamless, beaded, brushed-aluminum shell yields a dry, penetrating crack
*Matching brushed Classic dual snare lugs and 2.3mm hoops
*Pointed Blue/Olive badge exhibits its iconic appearance