Snare of the day

Ludwig Hammered Bronze

OK, so I arrived back in the UK after an amazing time at Chicago Drum Show, catching up with some great friends and buying loads of stock which will be heading to the shop soon. Back to featuring some stunning snares as they arrive, today’s choice a Hammered Bronze Ludwig…

Ludwig Hammered Bronze 6.5 Snare drum available at Nick Hopkin Drums

This drum comes to us in amazing condition, part of a larger personal collection that was kept cased and well looked after. This is a Monroe badge drum in 14 x 6.5″ with original hardware. The shell is in excellent condition, the drum fitted with original Ludwig heads and wires.

I tuned this drum up medium/high and it just sang – great stick response right across the head and a lovely tone, with a crisp bite when played with a rimshot. Tuned down with a gel it sounds fatter with a bit more warmth than a regular 402. Wow, what a stunner!

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Snare of the day

Ludwig Bronze Supraphonic

Today’s snare of the day comes courtesy of Ludwig – a stunning Bronze Supraphonic.

Ludwig Bronze Supraphonic at Nick Hopkin Drums

Featuring a 14 x 5″ smooth bronze shell, this drum comes fitted with all original hardware; 10 Imperial ¬†lugs, P85 snare strainer, triple flange hoops and Monroe badge. Serial number is 3395464.

The bronze on this shell is dull compared to others I have in the shop, possibly it’s lost it’s lacquer? Either way it has a kind of aged vibe to it which I really like. Fitted with Aquarian heads and Puresound wires, this drum tunes up easily and sounds great right across the tuning range. Great stick response and a bright open sound tuned higher, a nice fat warm tone tuned lower.

More information and photo’s of this lovely Ludwig snare drum on our website where we offer worldwide shipping on all our vintage drums, accessories and spare parts.