Ludwig Universal Brass Snare Drum

Add a studio-quality snare texture to your drum kit! The Ludwig Universal brass snare offers classic Ludwig snare tone and a punchy, brass resonance.

Ludwig's Universal Snare Drum series offers a palette of new sounds to complement virtually any style of music. Universal Snares were designed to bring unique musical voices to the stage that work well in various musical styles across multiple tuning ranges. Sonic range and richness have never been so accessible!

Get a closer look at the Universal series brass snares in this video from Ludwig:

The Universal Metal Brass drum delivers a rich, dynamic range suitable for various tuning ranges and head combinations -- modeled after Ludwig's famous Black Beauty, emphasizing optimal response, sensitivity, and dark warm tones.


- Black chrome over 1mm brass shell
- Heavy-duty tube lugs
- P88i throw-off
- P35 butt plate
- 20-strand snare wires
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Chrome, 5.5x14"
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LU5514C
Black Chrome, 6.5x14"
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LU6514C
Black Chrome, 8x14"
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LU0814C
Black Chrome, 6.5x14", with Bag
Shipping Weight: 18.55 lbs
Black Nickel, 6.5x14"
Shipping Weight: 12.85 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LU6514
Black Nickel, 6.5x14", with Bag
Shipping Weight: 19.4 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-348-7567

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 11, 2024 by a customer from

"Perfect snare and perfect bag"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The snare sounds awesome, I didn’t try the Ludwig head at all, I had an Evans hybrid head waiting for the snare and is just the perfect combination, I’m going to get another one just in case they stop making this one. The bag is really nice too,I though it was just like a simple cover Bag but is like a semi hard case so it does the job perfectly. Thanks zZounds best store ever.
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