Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic Hammered Aluminum Snare Drum 2010s

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $350$550

One of the most popular snares in history, 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 current aluminum renditions feature modernized hardware and a throwback Keystone badge.

The hammered shell models offer tempered overtones, increased sensitivity and a more direct attack.

Years of production: 1958-present

Composition: Single-piece beaded aluminum shell, Imperial or tube lugs

Finish: Hammered chrome over aluminum

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


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