One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.
The stunningly beautiful "Brass on Brass" Black Beauty features a black nickel plated brass shell, brass-plated P86 Millennium strainer, brass-plated P33 butt, brass tube lugs, and brass die-cast snare and batter hoops. This drum produces and wonderful and versatile sound. Available in 5"x14" and 6.5"x14" sizes. Features: Brass Black Beauty Shell Brass Die-Cast Hoops Brass-Plated P86 Millennium Strainer Brass-Plated P33 Butt This Snare Drum is A Must have for any Pro.