Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty "Brass On Brass" Snare Drum w/ Brass Tube Lugs & P86 Millennium Strainer

Reverb Estimated Price Range

  • $600$825

Introduced by Ludwig in 1923, the Black Beauty has become one of the most iconic and sought-after snares in music. Striking a perfect balance between warmth and darkness with power to match, the Black Beauty is a seamless single-piece brass shell coated in black nickel for ultimate sensitivity and projection.

The LB417BT model features upgraded brass hardware, die cast hoops, and P86 Millennium strainer.

Years of Production: 1977-present

Shell: Beaded seamless black nickel over brass 

Hardware: Clear brass lacquered tube lugs, die cast hoops and P86 Millennium strainer

Finish: Polished black nickel over brass

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