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
- Newly improved P85 Supraphonic strainer
- Seamless Black Nickel over Brass Shell
This listing is for a Ludwig 14x6.5” LB417 Black Beauty that’s from Ludwig’s B-Stock. It’s listed as being in excellent condition because of the chemical reaction to the brass shell that didn’t “take” as well as is required by Ludwig. You can see the visual flaws in the last two pictures, however this is only detected when up close, and the sound is the phenomenal sound of the Ludwig Black Beauty we all know.
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.