What else can really be said about the Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum? This is one of the most iconic and legendary drums of all time.     The Black Beauty series snare drums make a striking statement with their sound and their appearance.    Smooth-shelled drum features classic imperial lugs and Supra-Phonic snares.

The Black Beauty features a spun, seamless, beaded brass shell with black-nickel chrome plating. This stunning shell lays the groundwork for the rest of the drum. It delivers a sharp, biting sound with crisp ghost notes, an unbelievably pronounced rim-shot, and an overall clear cut and projection that can’t be matched. It’s amazingly warm for a metal snare with an open, full-bodied attack. This drum also features triple-flanged hoops, imperial lugs, a P-85 throw-off, and a cast butt-plate.

One of the primary reasons Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name In Drums” is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel- plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties are available each year from Ludwig USA.

Ludwig Black Beauty “Brass on Brass” 14 x 6.5 w/ Tube Lugs



The stunningly beautiful “Brass on Brass” Black Beauty features a black nickel plated brass shell, brass-plated P86 Milleneum strainer, brass-plated P33 butt, brass tube lugs, and brass die-cast snare and batter hoops. This drum produces and wonderful and versatile sound. Available in 5″x14″ and 6.5″x14″ sizes.


  • Seamless Brass Black Beauty Shell
  • Brass Die-Cast Hoops
  • Brass-Plated P86 Millennium Strainer
  • Brass-Plated P33 Butt
  • This Snare Drum is A Must have for any Pro

The nature of production of the Black Beauty  snare drums do not allow for all models in all sizes to be in stock at all times.   Contact Just Drums for up-to-date inventory checks to ensure the quickest delivery possible

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