Ludwig 6.5x14 Patina Copper Snare Drum  From Ludwig

Constructed from the legendary Ludwig Timpani Copper, the Ludwig Copper Phonic snare drums brings a new sound to the growing family of esteemed snare drums. Each of these snare drums is hand-made and features a unique patina finish, and yours may differ in appearance from the one pictured here.


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What We Think

With a subtle yet elegant patina copper finish and 6.5" depth, this is an extremely versatile snare drum. This copper snare features a slightly warmer voice than its aluminum cousins, especially in lower tuning ranges. Its fat, wet tone in this range still retains a pleasant degree of articulation. In the medium to higher tuning ranges, this drum produces a fast attack and quick decay with loads of projection. This snare is perfect for drummers who need to cut through walls of amplifiers without losing tone, but also for softer players that demand warm and complex tones. 

Ludwig 6.5x14 Patina Copper Snare Drum soundpurestudios

In this video, Sound Pure drums expert Barry Knain explains the various features of the Ludwig 6.5x14 Patina Copper snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

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. Featuring a dark raw copper finish that makes every one unique.

Built to the same professional standards as the Black Beauty, Supraphonic, and Bronze Phonic models, the new Copper Phonic is an exemplary addition to Ludwig's USA family and a legend in the making. Available in 5x14" (LC661), and 6.5 x14"(LC663) sizes.  Both drums feature a dark raw copper finish, 1.2mm thick shell, Imperial lugs, and 2.3mm hoops.


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 Copper Phonic Snare Drum Features:

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