One of the most recorded snares in history, the Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic 6.5x14 Snare is an icon of the drum world and a true bastion of tone. Crafted with a seamlessly beaded aluminum shell and slick chrome plating, the naturally crisp response and snappy attack of the aluminum is complemented with more depth and presence thanks to the 6.5" sizing. Used by players ranging from Steve Gadd to John Blackwell Jr. to, of course, John "Bonzo" Bonham, this is a truly legendary piece of gear at home in any genre.

Product Specs

  • LM402 Supraphonic 6.5x14" 10-Lug Aluminum Snare Drum
  • Chrome-Plated
  • 1985 - 2019
Made In
  • United States
  • 14"
Shell Material
  • Aluminum

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Reviews for the Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic 6.5x14" Aluminum Snare Drum
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  • Awesome!!

    Just what I needed! It has great tone and volume. Sounds great at any tuning.

  • Hot Little Piece Right Here

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    This snare is amazing, like as amazing as everyone makes it out to be. Playing it has changed the sound of my kit completely. Coming from an Acrolite, I wasn't expecting much of a change in sound, but oh man I was wrong. It sounds good tuned low, medium, or high. I like to have it tuned medium-low. …

  • There's really no comparable snare

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    It's the be all end all of snares. It's got almost everything you could want, versatility, volume, excellent tones, and it even looks good.

  • Bait and switch

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    Advertised LM402. I received an LM400. Still a great snare. Ended up purchasing a new LM402 on Amazon.

  • I want to sleep with it

    Seriously. Like a little kid would a football. It's an incredible snare. Tuned low and fat or high and tight, this thing sings. I prefer a nice fat tone, and you can absolutely get after it with the 6.5" supra. A la early Tom Petty/Stan Lynch sound, or that sound on John Mayer's "Vultures." Or…