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Standing on the shoulders of the giant Black Beauty, the Ludwig Black Magic snare seeks to update a classic. Featuring all black nickel hardware and hoops over a black nickel on brass shell, the Black Magic combines the legendary tone of the Black Beauty with a sleek, modern look. The 8x14, based on the Ludwig Coliseum, is the epitome of low-spectrum power and stands pound for pound with any half stack.

Years of Production2011-present

Shell: Black nickel over brass

Finish: Polished black nickel

Product Specs

  • 8x14" Black Magic Brass Snare Drum
  • Black Nickel Over Brass
  • 2010s

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Reviews for the Ludwig 8x14" Black Magic Brass Snare Drum
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    Verified Purchase

    I immediately changed the heads and the snare wires and tuned it low on top, high on bottom and MAN! the crack and depth is great. I had a maple 6.5" before tuned low and when I compared it the maple sounded muddy and hollow, this sounds crisp and deep without muddiness.

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    Awesome sounds incredible right out of the box

  • Verified Purchase

    Loving every minute of it.