Just one Ludwig snare

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This got me thinking about the Mills, with so many Black Beauty votes.

The drum that inspired William F. Ludwig Sr. to manufacture metal-shelled snare drums and ultimately the BB.
 

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14x6.5 Ludwig Legacy Mahogany with metal rims and small lugs. I always have a soft spot for deep drums and it’s got a great resonance with the small metal hardware.
 

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LM-305...

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...might seem a bit laughable, but that's a Bronze shell, kids....and a thin one, at that.
A beautiful drum at 1/2 the price.

Elvis
P.S. - ...and I'll take a 42 strand snare with that too, please. =)
 
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...and a lot of times I wish I would've picked one up back in the late 90's when they were $100, new.
The ad that pic came from was selling it for over $300.
...:confused2::sad2:
 

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Early 80’s Ludalloy LM400

Does it all.
 

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If it couldn't be the '79 6.5 BB I posted on page 1, it'd be my '68 400 I got from George Sluppick around 5 years ago. It's got the special sauce.

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Run of the mill Supra 5” 400.
I’ve had several- the last one I got cleaned up will probably be a keeper. Tuned it up and it just sits perfectly in the mix.
 

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It dawned on me recently that I'd sold off all my Ludwig metal snares, so I treated myself last month. It's like having an old friend return home. Now I find myself on the prowl for a 6.5" Supra or Acro, and maybe even a Supralite.

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Interesting to see some wood shell Ludwig snares making people’s choice . Ludwig’s metal shell snare drums have overshadowed their wood shell snare drums .
 

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I currently own only one Ludwig snare (a 1964 Pioneer) because it came with my kit and is a perfect match in terms of the wrap. It doesn't get played as I much prefer my 6.5x14 Craviotto. If I had to pick just one Ludwig snare as my main workhorse snare, I'd probably go with a 6.5x14 Black Beauty, although the Ludwig/N&C limited edition snare that DCP offered last year would be in the running given how much I enjoy solid-shell wood snares.
I agree, I also love the Pioneer ..... 1966 Ludwig Pioneer 5x14 ; I love the sound of it!
 


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