Ludwig Black Beauty LB416BT 5x14" Brass Snare Drum
The Ludwig Black Beauty line of snare drums is famous for being the best model for rock music because it has a crisp, amazing sound that’s truly ideal for just about any musical genre, including rock. The Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Brass LB416BT snare drum has a crisp sound with a warm sustain, great for the studio and live performances. This drum has a legendary sound other companies have tried to imitate but none come close to producing a drum which sounds as warm and crisp.
This snares brass shell really cuts through the sound of a full band and there are several options for the strainer holding the snares in place. I prefer the P86 because the P85 is notorious for being troublesome and the p70 is quite cumbersome. The available tube lugs are great because they don’t crack or lose tension, the smooth shell has a more consistent sound, and the die-cast hoops are sturdy and durable. The name Black Beauty is the most famous and most well respected name in snare drums and this pick carries on that tradition.