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Among Ludwig's most famous and legendary snare drums of all, this Black Beauty snare drum will give you that...
The snare by which all others are judged.
Ask any drummer what names come to mind when they think of drums, and Ludwig is one that's sure to make the list. They're renowned not only for the quality of their craftsmanship, but also for innovative designs that really push the percussion world forward. What's more, they've been at it for more than a century, so you know that Ludwig has the experience to build instruments that are second to none.
With that many years under their belt, you would be right to expect a lot of history in Ludwig's past. William Ludwig's inspiration to start the company came from a chance meeting with the Illinois National Guard First Regiment drummers - a niche that's still an important part of their lineup today, with a great selection of marching band percussion and hardware. Soon enough, Ludwig drums became a favorite of the stage as well, thanks in no small part to being the preferred percussion of Ringo Starr.
Today, the list of artists who play Ludwig drums is every bit as impressive as Ringo's patronage was during the British invasion. The next time you're watching a performance by Bun E. Carlos, Patrick Carney, Amy Cesari, Kurt Dahle or Dave Hidalgo, take a look at their drum kit for an example of what Ludwig has to offer.
The only question that really remains to be asked is what Ludwig drums, percussion and accessories are right for you? If you're in a marching band, you'll want to start by checking out options like the Challenger Bass Drum and LF-V924 Snare. Or, for stage and session drumming, maybe a shell pack such as the Legacy Classic Liverpool 4. And no drummer should ever pass by this section without looking at Ludwig's magnum opus: the Black Beauty series of snare drums.
Don't be afraid to jump in and see what Ludwig has for you. Whether you're searching for marching percussion, shell packs, individual drums, hardware or accessories, it's all here. There's plenty to see, so take your time: you'll probably know the perfect Ludwig product for you the moment that you see it.