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Ludwig Chrome-over-Brass Supraphonic Snare Drum with Tube Lugs - 5" x 14"

$659.00 MSRP: $1,014.00 Save : $355.00 (35%)
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MSRP: $1,014.00 $659.00 Save : $355.00 (35%)
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The Ludwig Chrome-Plated Brass Shell, Supraphonic Snare Drum features a Smooth Shell with Tube Lugs

Ludwig’s Chrome over Brass snare drum, introduced in 1960 as the Super Ludwig, was the predecessor to the Supraphonic. The brass alloy coupled with a chrome plating offers the musical undertones favored of brass with just the right touch of added focus and treble. Though short lived from its original release, the COB would go on to become one of the most sought after and in demand drums that would lead to its re-release in the 90's. Ludwig Brass Snares project with bright, soaring highs and a crisp sensitivity essential for capturing every stroke.

Triple-flange Hoops:
A lot livelier than their die-cast counterparts. These hoops help give the drum a more vibrant, open sound that gives it plenty of power when struck dead center and tons of articulation for ghost notes. Though they may not be as heavy as die-cast hoops, they certainly still deliver a sharp rim shot, crystal clear side stick, and reliable tuning.

P-85 Strainer:
The P-85 is the classic Ludwig throw-off everyone has come to know and love. Since it’s introduction in mid 60’s this throw-off has become the yardstick to which all other throw offs are measured. This thing is easily adjustable and provides precise and accurate snare tension. The cast butt-plate is super reliable and provides solid playability.    

  • 1.2mm Seamless Brass Shell Chrome Plated
  • 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
  • P85AC Throw Off
  • P35AC Butt Plate
  • Ludwig Snare Drum Heads

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  • Snare Drum

I've owned mine since 1996!


I use this snare for classic rock and popular music. Ludwig did a really nice fit and finish. I keep it clean but have noticed a few spots on the chrome finish after 14 years. I've gone through a lot of different heads and now I'm using Evan's Genera and Hazy 300 with Puresound custom snare wires. It's easy to play ghost notes and drags across the snare. I never liked the P85 throw-off. So I just changed it with a P86 Millennium and what a huge improvement.


Tampa, Florida

Chrome-over-Brass Supraphonic Snare Drum with Tube Lugs - 5" x 14"

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Shell Finish Type Metal
Configuration Snare Drum
Shell Material Brass
Shell Construction 1.2mm
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Number of Lugs 10 Lugs
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Series Supraphonic Series
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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for three years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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