Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic Aluminum 1960s Chrome

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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 1964.

Years of production: 1958-present

Composition: Single-piece beaded aluminum shell

Finish: Polished chrome

Notable players: John Bonham, Steve Gadd, Ronnie Vanucci Jr.

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