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Ludwig Buddy Rich Super Classic Snare Drum

Description:
- WMP
- 5 x 14
- Transition Badge
- Classic Jazz Strainer
 
Comments:

Buddy Rich moved back and forth between drum companies depending on his mood and situation. He played Rogers, Ludwig, and Slingerland primarily. This drum came in chrome or nickel plated. This one is nickel plated. It's not as sought after by collectors as the chrome model. Yet it's a sweet sounding instrument nevertheless.

$450.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Ludwig 402 Supersensitive Snare Drum

Description:
- Early 60's keystone badge
- 6 1/2 x 14
- Metal Alloy Shell
 
Comments:

The Ludwig 402 Snare drum is basically a Supraphonic 400 "on steroids".

This drum also has the Super Sensitive Snare mechanism rather than the standard P-83 strainer.

This is an early model and, interestingly enough, the shell is made of metal alloy and not brass

 

Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum

Description:
- P-83 Snare Strainer
- 5 1/2 x 14
- Brass Shell
 
Comments:

The Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum is one of most widely recorded drums in history.

The drum originally came with a brass shell, as this one has, but in the early 60's, the company began making them with whatever metal was plentiful at the time.

$900.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

Ludwig New Classic Snare Drum

Description:
- Classic Snare Strainer
- 6 1/2 x 14
- BDP WFL badge
 
Comments:

This drum is somewhat of an anomaly. The New classic drum is uusually featured with 16 small classic lugs.

This model, however, has the classic " bow tie" lug that is associated with the Buddy Rich Super Classic Snare Drum.

I've never seen another one like it, although I'm sure there are others.

Buddy Rich Super Classic Snare Drum

Description:
- Classic jazz strainer
- 5 1/2 x 14
- WMP trasition badge
 
Comments:

Buddy Rich has been associated with numerous drum companies throughout his illustrious career.

During the late 50's and early 60's, Buddy played Ludwig drums and this snare drum was named after him.

This particular model has the transition badge which was only placed on drums that were manufactured in 1959/60.

$600.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Ludwig Supersensitive Snare Drum

Description:
- Early 60's production
- 5 1/2 x 14
- Brass Shell, 18 strand wire
 
Comments:

An early 60's Ludwig Super Sensitive with a heavy brass shell, triple flanged hoops, and a die cast throw off lever.

The original Ludwig Super Sensitive had been in production from 1929 to 1935. That particular model had an additional set of internal snares which pressed against the batter head.

When the drum was re-introduced in the 60's, the internal snares were dropped.

$1,000.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum

Description:
- Early 80's Drum
- 3 x 13
- Metal Alloy Shell, Pioneer Snare Strainer
 
Comments:

The Ludwig catalog describes this drum as “ a new solo soprano percussion voice ideal for today's intricate, rhythmic patterns.”

The 3 x 13 shell produces the crisp sound demanded by so many of today's top percussion artists.

 

Ludwig Downbeat Model

Description:
- Late 60's Drum
- 4 x 14
- Black Diamond Pearl, Pioneer Strainer, Separate Tension Casings
 
Comments:

This drum was in production from 1960 to 1970. It was the drum of choice for players who didn't want to use the 5 x 14 or the deeper 6 ½ x 14.

Some say this particular drum has limited use, although I haven't found that to be the case.

$875.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Ludwig Barrett Deems Model Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 x 14
- Gold Sparkle
- 1959/60
Comments:

Barrett Deems was a very well known drummer from Chicago. He billed himself as the “World's Fastest Drummer.” He played with various musicians, most notably Louis Armstrong.

In 1960, Ludwig changed the name of this model to the Jazz Festival. A few years later a certain drummer by the name of Ringo Starr bought one of these drums to go with his Black Oyster Pearl kit. The rest, as they say, is history.

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