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Ludwig Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum, 5x14 Inch, LM400

Upgrade your kit's snare with the Ludwig Chrome Supra-Phonic snare drum. Its steel shell delivers massive volume and snappy snare sound. (15) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ludwig Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum

The steel shell offers incredible volume and outstanding crack and cut. The supra-phonic snare wires are very sensitive and crisp making it a great primary snare too. Add one and upgrade your kit today!

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
5x14", LM400, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
5x14 Inch, LM400
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LM400
6.5x14 Inch, LM402, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
6.5x14 Inch, LM402
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LM402
Warehouse Resealed, 5x14 Inch, LM400
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LM400
Ludwig Warranty ´╗┐Ludwig's manufacturer warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-348-7567
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Very likely the only snare drum one would need."
Sound: This particular drum, the Chrome Over Aluminum (COA)has been the standard pretty much since sound has been recorded, or since Ludwig started making seamless aluminum drum shells, whichever is earlier. Point is, if you could only own ONE snare drum, this is the one to own. It's the classic snare sound, just like all the records (NOT the Chrome Over Brass, BTW) and it will do whatever you want, however you tune it. Feature: Features? What features? that the beauty of the thing! No "features"!! Just a shell, rims, lugs, proven strainer, wires, heads. No porting, adjustable vent holes, hybrid plastic rings, or other crapola. Heck, I don't think they even put an internal muffler on the thing any more. It doesn't need that nonsense! Ease of Use: I was going to say something smart here, but the fact is the Ludwig WeatherMaster batter head isn't too bad. It feels a bit thick and almost "rubbery", but it does keep the shell from ringing. I played a model with an Ambassador batter, and the shell got a little too noisy. IMHO, any metal shelled snare drum should be fitted with die-cast rims, which have never failed to settle a ringy drum for me. What the heck. But with the WM heads as fitted, the drum will truly sound good right outta the box! Quality: No complaints. The 60's COA tended to lose its chrome over time, as direct plating of aluminum doesn't work well. Nowadays, they seem to have beaten that problem. Value: It's fairly priced; this drum is a modern classic, and within the reach of most afcions de Ludwig. Manufacturer Support: I said ten because I wanted a lot of stars on this rating. I haven't ever had to deal with Ludwig myself. Until a couple years ago, their service was said to be abysmal, but I now hear they have taken a page from the Pearl manual and started getting it right. The Wow Factor: It's always been a nice looking drum, and unless you're playing a Gretsch Byrdland repro kit, the chrome will pretty much go along with anything. It's the sound of this particular drum that is so sexy; I dunno how they do it, but Ludwig has Their Sound, and nothing else will do! Overall: I own two snare drums; this Supra, and an Omar Hakim sig. I don't pretend to be anything but a drummer who loves his sound and keep a decent beat 51% of the time. There are no other snare drums known to me worth having, period.
Style of Music: Jazz/Oldies/Ragtime
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Sound: been using since I had got my first Ludwig drums, and these superphonics are still the best and most copied sname,, Ease of Use: tight snare head , do a remo emporer on the top excellent Quality: hold very well over the years for sure ! Manufacturer Support: have not but a few years Ludwig was great to work with Overall: happy all around ,and I aways get ,,, your snare really cuts and sounds great
Style of Music: classic rock and blues
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