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Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum Matte Finish 5x14

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Originally intended as an inexpensive drum for educational purposes in the golden era of the '60s, the Ludwig Acrolite snare drum is a classic piece ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The classic Ludwig snare offered in an aluminum shell with matte finish.

Originally intended as an inexpensive drum for educational purposes in the golden era of the '60s, the Ludwig Acrolite snare drum is a classic piece of the Ludwig product lineup. This new age version of the drum features a matte-finished Aluminum shell with chrome 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, classic bowtie lugs, P-85 strainer, milled center bead and Black/White badge. The drum offers a warm and dry tone, but provides a generous cut for variation with tuning and heads.

FEATURES
  • Chrome 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • Classic bowtie lugs
  • Milled center bead
  • P-85 strainger
  • Black/White badge

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • 14 x 5" or 14 x 6-1/2"
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LudwigAcrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Sensitive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic snare drum

By Bert

from N.J.

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

    I have been playing drums for about 40 years, I have owned lots of snare drums. This has a sweet sound, you can tune it high and have a crack sound or you can tune it medium and have a little ring. I really like this drum and I will keep it forever thank you.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Snare

    By Tazchaz

    from Dublin, GA

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rock Jam Sessions

      Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

      I got this snare used for almost nothing at an auction, I was the only bidder. I changed the heads to Remo and replaced the worn out snare wires for Puresound Super 30 Series Snare Wires. It sounds better than the snare that came with my Ludwig Epic kit. The buzz caused by two of my toms has been completely eliminated and the tone is much sharper.
      I pretty much just play jam sessions with my friends; we are getting too old to play seriously. But this snare with the Epic kit and I am taken back to the days when Led Zeppelin ruled the Rock World.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent drum, but BUY VINTAGE!

      By JAB

      from Arizona

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      Pros

      • Classic
      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • P85 Throwoff Weak

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Everything
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Rock
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

      Great, classic snare drum. Tunes easy, great almost woody tone. Lightweight. Very sensitive, versatile. Rimshots are a dream come true! One main problem. Why would anyone pay 400+ for the re-issue w/o tone control muffle, when they can get an original for around 100.00.???

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good drum, but

      By asdfasdf

      from Ballwin, MO

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      Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

      Has an open sound, rimshots are really loud. Bright and sensitive. I would probably recommend the Supraphonic, or get this used for cheap

       
      5.0

      Bam! great snare.

      By B. Man

      from Massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live

        Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

        A little drier sounding than the Superphonic. The throw-off seems a little flimsy, but it does the job. For me, the Superphonic has too much overtone and I really couldn't tune It out to my liking. I own a vintage 5" Acrolite and knew what to expect when I bought this. I do wish Ludwig had kept the internal muffler that these used to come with, but with a little MoonGel near the rim and it was all good.
        Overall, a really great sounding snare with a satisfying "crack". Like the Superphonic, the Acrolite will speak with great one from a nice, powerful hit.

         
        4.0

        Excellent snare drum!

        By JOMO

        from Chicago, IL

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • School Bands

          Comments about Ludwig Acrolite Classic Aluminum Snare Drum:

          Love the 'crack' I can get from this drum! It won't let you down in that department!

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