The Ludwig Supralite Snare Drums was designed with a mirrored, polished, 1 mm beaded steel shell for a bright, cutting attack, while providing a wide mid-range overtone.
Standard hardware includes chrome plated brass tube lugs, 2.3 mm chrome plated triple flange hoops, and brass snare wires.
Good looking, Great sounding, Priced right…the Ludwig Supralite is for every drummer.
Performance-proven, the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, Ludwig Supraphonic is the snare choice of the pros.
The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack.
From Jazz to Metal, Ludwig's Supraphonic 400s provide the perfect sound in the studio or on the stage.With your choice of Imperial or Tube Lugs, Smooth or Hammered Shells, the Supraphonic will give you what you need when you need it.
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name On Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded shell. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties are available each year from Ludwig USA.
A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated.
With close to 100 years' experience building copper timpani, the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range is the Copper Phonic snare drum. High Volume performance with complete focus and dark-low qualities, the Copper Phonic is the next best in Ludwig's Phonic tone pallet. A true legend in the making.
Proudly carrying the Ludwig line of snare drums:
Jazz Fest Series
Carl Palmer "Venus"
Heirloom Stainless Steel
Raw Brass Phonic