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Ludwig Black Magic Snare   

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The Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drums has a classic formula black nickel-over-brass shell for a more aggressive musical age. Based on Ludwig's Black Bea...Read More

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Powerful projection for the aggressive musical age.

The Ludwig Black Magic Snare Drums has a classic formula black nickel-over-brass shell for a more aggressive musical age. Based on Ludwig's Black Beauty Snare Drums, the Black Magic Snare delivers volume, tonal clarity, and optimal snare response. Black Magic Snare upgrades include matching die-cast hoops for increased volume, and tube-style lugs for maximum shell resonance.

FEATURES
  • Black nickel-over-brass shell
  • Matching black-nickel die-cast hoops
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LudwigBlack Magic Snare
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

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5.0

Love this snare Best I'v ever owned.

By Dizzy

from Sheboygan WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

      Love this snare Best i'v ever owned. I have had a 5x14 acrolite blue/olive badge someone stole and a 70's 8x14 Tama Steel and Ludwig classic maple wich I still have like them all but this one is my favorite. First of all it's stunning and has a big full sound that cuts thrugh the mix Can not say enough about this snare!!!!!. Ludwig you've done it again WOW.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Quick, Loud, Dry

      By Rangi

      from Tauranga New Zealand or Chicago IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

          I own the 14x5. It is not the end all be all of snares but it is a very good drum with its own unique voice.
          The two main things that stand out to me are the volume and the lack of overtones.
          As you would expect being a metal shell you would assume it to have a decent amount of ring but that is not the case. In fact, it is the only snare drum in my collection that i do not use any dampening on it whatsoever. Most of the time this is a good thing but on the rare occasion it seems a bit too focused and controlled. The second stand out feature is the volume. It is louder than most other snares i have played/recorded and has a rimshot crack that will hold up to anything out there.
          Being that mine is the 5" depth its works best tuned tight and is my go to for reggae/ska/punk. medium tuning with looser snares works well for the jazz cats. I have tuned it low for that fat rock sound a couple times but i have deeper snares that do it better. Im sure the deeper variations of this drum would sound fantastic at lower tunings.

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          5.0

          Feel the Magic of this snare !

          By Mark B.

          from Bourbon, Indiana

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

              I play classic rock and this thing bites through the mix with authority. I applied a Remo pinstripe head and I get great stick action from it with a really nice feel. Many compliments from fellow drummers in our crowds on a killer snare sound. Apply plummers tape to your lugs so they don't loosen up on you. Money well spent on this mid priced snare.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid Snare!

              By Brandon W. Anderson

              from PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                I own the 5x14 Black Magic. Excellent snare, and one i plan on keeping. I play in "bar bands" that play a 30 to 40 song set. The snare keeps in tune really well and even comes with an excellent Ludwig Black Magic batter head. The reso head is no good though and i would recommend changing it out immediately.

                I have mine cranked up pretty tight and it seems to have the best response this way. Cuts though very nicely.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful

                By Steve Rush

                from Arlington Tx

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                Awesome, beautiful finish, deep rim, spend a little time to tune it up and you can get a great sound out of it.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Response and dynamics

                By Declaps

                from Denmark, Europe

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                If I lost it I*ll get another.
                Fab looking and good mechanics, miss locking nuts.
                I got the 14/65 black regular edition . Nice round and easy to tune, harder to stay tuned due to missing locking nuts. Can sound like my 1964 5 1/4supraphonic. and I can get a deeep powersnare with a pinstripe - really versatile.
                Quality price ratio is 110% right in my favour.

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Comander !

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                WoW, What a snare drum! I own my share of snare drums, my go to snare has always been my Black Panther steel, no more, This Ludwig blows it away, Amazing deep rich tone, extrememly LOUD,Sensitive, I could go on and on...Its a very affordable all brass snare and the photo does not do this drum justice ! its stunning in person and a real head turner, as I said it plays beutifully, I own mapel snares from pearl, tama and Mapex black panther line in steel wood and brass...This drum right here is as good if not better than all of them. Ludwig has hit a homerun and this is a fantastic bargain, run dont walk to buy on! I have the 6/1-2 x 14del which to me is the perfect size for what I do Classic rock covers etc, This drum doesnt not even need to be mic'd even if your guitar player is at 11, its very comanding and no one will have any trouble knowing where the ONE is! I love this drum! My only slight very slight issue is I wish a little more thought went into the Snare strainer but it works fine! I did swap out the stock heads for a remo cs batter and a black suade snare side, the snare wires are fine and as good as any puresound...anyway go get it, you will love this beast of a snare! LOUD !!!

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                WORE IT OUT!!

                By 24,KickMan

                from St. Louis, MO.

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                Been playing about 25yr's have had my share of Snare's, some good some not so good. And I would think back to the Supraphonic a plenty 70's and cry..Then I played the Black Magic. My other snare is now holding my Laptop, Headphones, drum key's and a sweat towel..Best Snare since the Supraphonic, worth every penny..if you have a good Kick, you need this Snare!

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding snare drum!

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                Purchased a 6.5 x 14 Ludwig Black Magic back in January. The drum really sounds and looks amazing on stage and records beautifully in any studio setting. It is a very versatile drum! It is absolutely an ear catcher!

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ludwig Black Magic Snare (14x6.5)

                By LudwigDrummer-Dq.Uf

                from Carlsbad, New Mexico

                Comments about Ludwig Black Magic Snare:

                All i have to say is this. EPIC. Once you pull this thing out of the box, it already dazzles you, just by the sheer beauty of its nickel rims, and jet black shell. The sound of it, is astonishing. I ordered a pair of remo's for the top and bottom heads, and some new snarewires. But once i heard the "Magic" that this snare produced, i shipped the extra necessities back to Mus. Friend. NEEDLESS TO SAY, for the price of this GODLY snare drum, you pay next to nothing for the quality that you get from it.LUDWIG, YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!

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