'62 Ludwig Pioneer 5" x 14" in White Marine Pearl
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Ludwig No. 491 Pioneer 5x14" 6-Lug Snare Drum 1960 - 1968

Product Specs

  • No. 491 Pioneer 5x14" 6-Lug Snare Drum with Keystone Badge
  • Black Diamond Pearl
  • Black Duco Lacquer
  • Black Galaxy Sparkle
  • Black/Gold Duco Lacquer
  • Black/White Duco Lacquer
  • Blue Duco Lacquer
  • Blue Sparkle
  • Blue/Gold Duco
  • Blue/Silver Duco Lacquer
  • Bronze Mist Lacquer
  • Burgundy Sparkle
  • Champagne Sparkle
  • Citrus Mod
  • Gold Sparkle
  • Green Sparkle
  • Green/Gold Duco Lacquer
  • Jet Black Ebony Pearl
  • Mahogany Lacquer
  • Mod Orange
  • Oyster Black pearl
  • Oyster Blue Pearl
  • Oyster Pink Pearl
  • Psychedelic Red
  • Red Duco Lacquer
  • Red Sparkle
  • Red/Silver Duco
  • Red/White Duco Lacquer
  • Silver Sparkle
  • Sky Blue Pearl
  • White Marine Pearl
  • 1960s
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Ludwig No. 491 Pioneer 5x14" 6-Lug Snare Drum 1960 - 1968
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  • Warm tones, highly tuneable

    Verified Purchase

    Love this 1966 Ludwig Pioneer. The tone is warm but not uncontrolled and tuned up tight it's got great snap. Very sensitive too. A winner with brushes. And responsive to all kinds of ghost notes. I'm playing it out live now. Looking forward to recording with it in the studio.

  • Snare looks and sounds great ...

    Verified Purchase

    I love this snare ...the sound and the feel perfectly match my 1966 Club Dates .. I put on a 16 strand Puresound snare wires and it sounds awesome ...Thank you ..

  • Classic

    Verified Purchase

    The snare was exactly what we were looking for in our studio.

  • Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum 1965

    The Pioneer six lug drums have very good resonance because they have fewer lugs attached and the shell can vibrate more than an 8 or 10 lug drum. I find that the medium and lower tensions/ tunings sound better on my drum. I also find that using a thinner snare side head and less snares work better. …

  • Love Pioneer snares

    Verified Purchase

    Another Pioneer snare for the collection. Easy to tune, robust snares that are not too expensive and a tried and true Ludwig