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Ludwig 5.5x14 Heirloom Brass Snare Drum  From Ludwig

New for 2018! Sensitivity, body, and projection abound in this beautiful Heirloom snare drum from Ludwig


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What We Think

It's hard to rival the quality of a Ludwig metal snare drum, and the addition of brass to their Heirloom series further cements their place near the top of drum making. This 5.5x14 version is constructed with a thin 1mm brass shell that, when tuned to a medim-high tension, sings with a full-bodied fundamental note and classic crack. This snare has a bit more sensitivity than its 7x14 cousin, making it well-suited for genres ranging from classic rock to jazz to funk and R&B. 

Ludwig 5.5x14 Heirloom Brass Snare Drum - Quick 'N' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain demos the 2018 Ludwig 5.5x14 Heirloom Brass Snare, a new release that improves in sensitivity its 7x14 cousin.

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Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

The latest addition to the Heirloom Series snare drum line. Honoring a 100+ year prestige of Ludwig snare drum craftsmanship, the Heirloom Brass performs with the sonic qualities of brass we’ve come to enjoy with heightened volume and focus. The 1mm shell also provides a powerfully crisp attack that finds its own space in any mix or situation. It features a laser-etched Heirloom band, flat imperial lugs, silver keystone badge, and Ludwig’s new P88 throw-off.


About Manufacturer

Touted as “the most famous name on drums,” Ludwig stands today as one of the most legendary and revered American drum manufacturers of all time. Founded in 1909 under the name Ludwig & Ludwig, the company has existed under a number of different owners and names, with the Ludwig brand operating today as a subsidiary of Conn-Selmer. Throughout almost 110 years of change, one thing has remained constant: Ludwig’s dedication to building high-quality drums with that signature Ludwig tone. Over the years, Ludwig drums have laid down solid backbeats and infectious grooves at the hands of drummers like John Densmore, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and of course, Ringo Starr. Their iconic kits from the 60s and 70s remain highly coveted by collectors and players alike, but their new offerings continue to uphold the legendary Ludwig name just the same. 


Ludwig Heirloom Brass Snare Drum Features:

  • 1mm Brass Shell
  • P88 Strainer
  • Imperial Lugs