Ludwig No. 404 Acrolite 5x14" Aluminum Snare with Pointed Blue/Olive Badge 1970s

Overview

Dry, crisp, and infinitely articulate: just a few choice descriptions one of the most popular aluminum snares ever, the Ludwig Acrolite. Originally introduced in the '60s as a student model but quickly currying a cult following of beginners and professionals alike for its distinctive dry tone and signature "crack," the Acrolite's iconic matte aluminum finish was superseded by the Black Galaxy sparkle "Blackrolite" in the 1990s. Capable of capturing the subtle ghost notes necessary in jazz while also delivering the volume and cutting tone to hold its own in punk or garage, the Acrolite is worthy of staple snare collection in any rig.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • No. 404 Acrolite 5x14" 8-Lug Aluminum Snare Drum with Pointed Blue/Olive Badge
Finish
  • Matte Aluminum
Year
  • 1969 - 1979
Made In
  • United States
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Reviews for the Ludwig No. 404 Acrolite 5x14" Aluminum Snare with Pointed Blue/Olive Badge 1970s
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  • The sound I was after!

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    I did a fair amount of research on the Acrolite and could not be more pleased. Nice tight, dry crack and very different from my collection of predominantly wood snares. I feel like I can use the Acrolite for an entire gig and cover all the classic rock ground I need to! This will be my go to snare for sure.

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  • Great snare drum,..crisp and tight. nice response beautiful classic tone.... Bought an early 1970's Ludwig Acrolite sounds great. If you don't have one, get one... Well worth it... Just bought another one. Acrolite is a classic snare drum

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  • Verified Purchase

    Classic! Put new heads on it. Used it in the studio 4 days later.

  • Lives up to the hype

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    A student-level drum that has become a live and studio legend in its own right. Works great for just about any genre, but is especially at home in anything funky & syncopated! Every drummer should own one!

  • Verified Purchase

    Great snare for all kind of settings.