Ludwig Concert Dance 15x4" 1920s Nickel

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Late 1920s Ludwig Concert Dance Snare Drum 15x4"

Nickel on Brass two piece beaded shell with 10 original tube lugs, single flange brass hoops with nickel on brass claws (all now showing brass where nickel has worn off), Professional model snare strainer and butt end. The strainer is missing the bottom section where the snare cords pass through, but what remains is sufficient to hold the cords and the wires hold tight and throw on and off nicely. The butt end shows signs of corrosion with most of the nickel missing.
The shell shows some signs of wear; the brass shell is exposed in some places and there is one significant dent which is about 1". The shell and hoops are 'in round' and the drum tunes up easily with no issues. Fitted with brand new Remo coated Ambassador and hazy heads and Puresound snare wires.

This drum is in great condition considering it is over 90 years old and it sounds amazing.
This model snare drum was used on Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk'; I read that a similar model was used on Guns n' Roses 'Appetite' album. Countless session drummers have a 1920's NOB Ludwig snare in their collection as a go-to. 

This 15" model is fairly rare, and despite its shallow 4" shell, it has a real weighty, deep sound. the drum is very expressive right across the tuning range, and in my opinion one of the best studio snare drums money can buy.

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Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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