Snare of the day

Ludwig Classic Maple

This awesome Ludwig Classic maple snare drum recently arrived at the shop about 6 weeks ago,  I’ve played it a couple times previously and fallen in love with it!

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I picked this drum up a couple months ago from a collector, who let me have a load of Ludwig snare drums! All kept cased, dry, in lovely condition. Sometimes I myself find it a bit overwhelming walking into the shop as we have a huge stock of vintage snares; so often, great drums get overlooked for more common models. This is one of those drums. 14 x 6.5″ 6 ply Maple shell, in black wrap, immaculate – not a scratch on the drum, all original hardware and best of all it sounds amazing!

I’ve got the drum tuned medium with a twin ply Remo PS3 coated and Puresound wires. It gives a lovely classic rock tone, with plenty of weight and warmth. Tune it higher and you’d achieve a much brighter sounds; tune it way down low with a gel and you can get that fat, low punch.

There’s a short video of it on my Instagram and more details with International shipping options on the website.

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Snare of the day

Ludwig Classic Maple 5″

This stunning late 1980’s Ludwig Classic snare drum arrived at the shop a few weeks ago and has just hit the website. 14 x 5″ 6 ply maple shell finished in a Mahogany stain.

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This drum features all original hardware including P85 snare strainer and Ludwig snare wires. The shell is in very good condition and comes fitted with Remo Ambassador batter & Ludwig resonant side heads.

This snare drum tunes up really nicely and sounds great right across the tuning range. More information at Nick Hopkin Drums with Worldwide shipping.