This is a Special Order that may take up to 12 Months to fulfill - Your item will be made and sent directly to you when completed. Although we continually have Black Beauty snares on order, Ludwig is extremely backlogged on shipping this snare out - We are asking for your extreme patience for delivery on this snare. If you are in any sort of rush for delivery, do not purchase. Please message us for the latest update on when we expect this drum to ship to you.
Please note before you Pre-Order: Although we continually have Black Beauty snares on order, Ludwig is extremely backlogged on shipping this snare out and the date you see on the Orange Pre-Order button above could easily run past that date - We are asking for your extreme patience for delivery on this snare. If you are in any sort of rush for delivery, do not purchase. Please message us for the latest update on when we expect this drum to ship to you.
We are an Authorized Ludwig Dealer - Full Manufacturer Warranty Included - You will receive:
One (1) New and Factory Sealed Ludwig LB414 Black Beauty Brass 8-Lug 5x14 Smooth Shell Imperial Lug Snare Drum
If you need more than (1) please change quantity in Checkout!
Free Ship via UPS or FedEx Ground to Physical Street Address (No PO Boxes) in Continental USA when available
BLACK BEAUTY 8-LUG
The industry's most revered snare drum takes on a new standard configuration! Introducing the new Black Beauty 8-lug. This drum is outfitted with standard Phonic series hardware: imperial lugs, 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, P88 throw-off, and P35 butt-plate. This traditional lug configuration results in a drum with an elevated response that brings out a grittier tone with an enhanced presence in the sustain.
LB414 5x14 Black Beauty 8-Lug
LB415 6.5x14 Black Beauty 8-Lug
Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drums
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.
The Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.
A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated.
1.2mm Seamless Brass Shell Black Nickel Plated
2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
P88 Throw Off
P35 Butt Plate
Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head
Made in the USA