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Black Beauty Snare Drum Articles and History


We have other web sites that go in to more detail about the hardware and badges used on Ludwig Snare Drums. The Supraphonic and the Black Beauty both share the same strainer, lugs and hardware. So clicking here will take you to our Supraphonic web site section that will give you more hardware information.

The Black Beauty introduced with a 1977 flyer originally had the pointy Blue and Olive badge.

From that you can follow the badges on the Supraphonic Badge page. The main difference and special features of the Black Beauty are the gun-metal finish and the special engravings.

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Drum Badges
Catalogs and Flyers
Brass or Bronze Shell?

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This web site is not affiliated with the Ludwig Drum Company. This site is a Black Beauty dedication site about Ludwig Black Beauty history and Ludwig Drum Company history. The Black Beauty Snare Drum has been in production since the 1920's and was re-introduced in the 1970's. The Black Beauty snare drum has a brass or bronze shell and we can help you determine that.

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