Ludwig 3.5x13" LB553B Black Beauty Brass Piccolo Snare w/ Classic Lugs

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Introduced by Ludwig in 1923, the Black Beauty has become one of the most iconic and sought-after snares in music. Striking a perfect balance between warmth and darkness with power to match, the Black Beauty is a seamless single-piece brass shell coated in black nickel for ultimate sensitivity and projection. The 3.5x13 model features the shallowest depth available on a Black Beauty and responds with a crisp, dry attack.

Years of Production: 1977-present

Composition: Beaded seamless black nickel over brass shell, Imperial or tube lugs

Finish: Polished black nickel

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