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Ludwig Chrome Plated Aluminum Supraphonic Snare Drum - 14x5

Model: LUD-LM400

Availability: In Stock

$549.00

Performance proven to be the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, the Ludwig LM400 is the snare drum is still a great choice for all levels of playing skill and style. From Jazz to Heavy Metal, the Ludwig 400 Series Snare...
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Ludwig Chrome Plated Aluminum Supraphonic Snare Drum - 14x5 - Product Information

Performance proven to be the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, the Ludwig LM400 is the snare drum is still a great choice for all levels of playing skill and style.

From Jazz to Heavy Metal, the Ludwig 400 Series Snare Drums provide the perfect sound in the studio or on stage. The USA made chrome plated seamless aluminum shells produce a bright crisp cutting sound, with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack.

The LM400 features Imperial Lugs and a smooth shell.

Absolute Classic

Comments:

When I was a kid this was the "$99 Ludwig" found in nearly every band room. As a band director for 35 years now I bought or found one of these for every job I ever had. I fondly point out to every new generation of drum students that THIS is the standard, and if it wasn't so then why did every other drum company try to copy it? I restore a lot of these with original Ludwig parts and am always thrilled with the results. Forget the copies and go with the original!!

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Posted By:

Randy Guptill

Rating:

5.00

Classic Snare

Comments:

I don't own one of these, but I ought to. A lot of folks think the Classic Supra Snare Sound was made with chrome over brass snares in the 60's. WRONG! It was the chrome over aluminum snares that we heard! Now, a 60's COA Supra will set you back something over $450.00 USD on eBay, and the chrome will likely be flaking off, because you really can't slap an aluminum drum into a chrome tank and expect it to stay on forever. Nowadays, they have that straightened out. Point is, you still get the seamless aluminum shell, and that almost creamy, fat, whack that made these Supras famous. I recently spent twenty minutes wringing one out at a Chicago drum shop, and left with the burning desire to whip out the ol' Visa, tempered only by the mortal fear I have of my wife by thought of what she would have had to say when I hauled in all rosy-cheeked with my $400 baby... but I digress. While I love my Omar Hakim (see my review thereupon), I admit to an obsession with this snare. I am often asked by fellow drummers which is the best snare to start out with, and I have to shade my answer toward the COA Supra. If a drummer could only ONE SNARE, for any and all purposes this is the drum I would recommend, hands down. For the oldies/acoustic/jazz player, nothing beats the Hakim. If you are reading this because you're not sure about the single best snare to buy, then stop reading now. This one is IT!

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Posted By:

Monday317

Rating:

5.00
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