Ludwig 5x14 Hammered Supraphonic Snare Drum-Imperial  From Ludwig

Performance-proven to be the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, the Ludwig Supraphonic is the snare choice of the pros. 

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$639.00

Retail:  $983.00

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What We Think

The Ludwig Supraphonic is one of the most iconic drums of our time. The Ludwig 5x14" Hammered Supraphonic Snare takes one of the most celebrated snare designs of all time and brings a new look and tone drummers of all genres can't get enough of. Taking the standard seamless beaded aluminum shell, this model's hammered design fuses the crisp sound with a slightly shortened sustain. Complemented with Imperial lugs and the new Atlas style P85 throw-off, this is an excellent workhorse drum and will fit in for studio and stage applications alike.

Ludwig 6.5x14 Hammered Supraphonic Snare Drum - Chrome, Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Ludwig 6.5x14 Hammered Supraphonic Snare Drum, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

From Jazz to Metal, Ludwig's Supraphonic 400s provide the perfect sound in the studio or stage. 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. 

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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. 

Specifications

Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum Features:

  • Aluminum Shell
  • 45 Degree Bearing Edges
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2.3mm Flanged Hoops
  • Steel Snare Wires