Ludwig No. 400 Supraphonic 5x14" Aluminum Snare Drum with Keystone Badge 1963 - 1969

One of the most popular snares to ever grace a set, the Ludwig Supraphonic can be heard on countless recordings from the 1960s onward. Valued for its bright attack and clarity, the Supraphonic is a favorite of drummers from jazz to metal. The first models of the 1960s featured the highly prized brass shell, but the company switched the shell to its aluminum iteration beginning in mid-1963.

Years of production: 1963-present

Composition: Single-piece beaded aluminum shell

Finish: Polished chrome

Notable players: Hal Blaine, Steve Gadd, Ronnie Vanucci Jr.

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