Ludwig LB417 14x6.5” Black Beauty Snare Drum

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This listing is for a Ludwig 14x6.5” LB417 Black Beauty that’s Brand New - only listed as mint in order to remove from the box and to take photos. 

Vintage Black Beauties go for a pretty penny used. That's because hordes of drummers consider them the ultimate in tone and playability. Now you can take home that classic look and sound without the high premium. This snare delivers the definitive warm, fat metallic tone that we drummers aim for. Fitted with Ludwig's P85 Supraphonic strainer, the Black Beauty is super responsive, no matter how hard or soft you hit it. The Black Beauty is only available in limited quantities each year from Ludwig USA. Take it from DrumPickers drummers. this is one instrument you'll want to play for a lifetime.

Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum Features:

  • 6.5" x 14" snare drum
  • Black chrome finish over brass shell
  • 10 vintage Imperial lugs
  • 2.3mm Triple-flanged hoops
  • P85 Supraphonic strainer
  • Seamless Black Nickel over Brass Shell 

Tech Specs

  • Type:Snare
  • Shell (Depth x Diameter):6.5" x 14"
  • Shell Material:Brass with Nickel-plating
  • Shell Construction: Seamless 1.2mm shell
  • Hoops: 2.3mm Triple-flanged
  • Color:Black Nickel
  • Finish:Gloss
  • Heads:Weather Master Coated Batter
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LB417

The Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum is considered one of the most desirable drums ever made. The seamless, one piece brass beaded shell provides the legendary balanced metallic-yet-warm sound and ease of tuning that this classic drum is famous for, while the Supraphonic snares and classic P-85 snare throw-off provide the unmatched sensitivity professionals demand. The antique black anodized shell, chrome hardware, and imperial lugs make the Black Beauty strikingly beautiful.

If you need even more volume and presence, this 14 x 6-1/2" snare is for you. It delivers meaty rimshots with clarity and projection when slammed, but still retains ultimate sensitivity when lightly tapped.