A Love Letter to the LM402 Supraphonic
If Ronn Dunnett's center-beaded Classic Model 2N Modelling Aluminum snare drum looks familiar, it's no coincidence. Ronn challenged himself to re-create and even improve upon the qualities he admired most in his Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic — the same snare used in studios across the globe. It all starts with Ronn's handcrafted, pit-resistant aluminum shell, whose vibrant voice rewards every stroke with a throaty bark and a dynamite crack. This snare looks as great as it sounds, and natural oxidation gives it a one-of-a-kind patina that can easily be polished out if you prefer the mirror finish. A set of 2.3mm double-flanged George Way Drum Co. hoops — resurrected by Ronn himself — reveals a timeless tone and a satisfying rimshot when you dig in. You also get Ronn's R4 throw off and butt plate for fast head changes, deep hand-cut snare beds for uncompromising sustain, and a set of great-looking retro tube lugs.