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Ludwig 8x14 Raw Brass Phonic Snare Drum  From Ludwig

The Ludwig Raw Brass brings the classic Black Beauty sound with a new look guaranteed to get attention.



Retail:  $1,229.00

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What We Think

The Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum is one of the most iconic snare drums of our time. It's distinctive look and sound have graced countless records, homes, and music venues for decades. The Raw Brass continues this tradition with a new look and finish.

The Raw Brass' sound comes from a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded drum. This time-consuming process creates incredible sonic results worth the time and attention and makes the competition sound thin and anemic by comparison. The thin 1mm brass shell creates a crisp and full-bodied note that we love throughout a diverse range of tuning allowing these drums to be right at home in a variety of musical applications. Each brass shell is treated with a patina style finish making each drum a unique item. 

The Raw Brass comes in a variety of sizes and hardware options that can help you find your signature look and sound. Discover for yourself why so many have reached for the Ludwig as their go-to drum today. 

Ludwig 8x14 Raw Brass Phonic Snare Drum Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drum specialist Barry Knain describes and demonstrates the Ludwig 8x14 Raw Brass Phonic Snare Drum.

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Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

As organic in looks as it is in sound! 

The new raw brass features an un-plated 1mm brass shell to achieve a very unique “earthy” look. Everything you love about a Black Beauty with just enough dry response and an unforgettable look. These shells do not receive a sealer coat so it will oxidize even further as time goes on. This process makes each one truly have an identity of its own!


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. 


  • 1.2mm Seamless Brass Shell Black Nickel Plated
  • 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
  • P88 Throw Off
  • P35AC Butt Plate (Production item only)
  • Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
  • Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head
  • 10 lugs