Ludwig has been consistently innovating drums & percussion since the early 1900s. Popularity skyrocketed in the 60’s after the Ludwig logo appeared on Ringo Starr’s Oyster Black Pearly kit, and a who’s-who list of drummers have since used Ludwig. The Black Beauty Supraphonic snare drum is an absolute classic—Hal Blaine, Steve Gadd, and Mitch Mitchell all used Supraphonics. Ludwig is also known for pioneering stainless-steel drums and acrylic Vistalite kits like John Bonham’s among other modernizations.