Ludwig Supralite drums are priced to move, but don't let that fool you into thinking they only sound 'okay'. Constructed with a beaded steel shell, chrome-over-brass tube lugs, brass snare wires, and 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, this 5.5" drum can hang with the big boys.
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name On Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded shell. 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.
A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated.