Ludwig LM402 Smooth Chrome Plated Aluminum 6.5"x14" Snare Drum w/ Imperial Lugs & Supra-Phonic Strainer

Item # DRSLM402
| Mfg # LM402
| UPC # 641064260063
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Performance proven to be the sound that fueled the most hit recordings in history, the Ludwig LM400 and LM402 are the snare drum choice of the pros. From Jazz to Metal Ludwig 400 Series Snare Drums provide the perfect sound in the studio or on stage. The USA made chrome plated seamless aluminum shells produce a bright crisp cutting sound, with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack. These snare drums are available with Imperial lugs or tube lugs and smooth or hammered shells.
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  • *****
  • This is a must have snare for all serious drummers
  • June 07, 2015
  • By: DAVE

I picked up a Supra LM402 when I got hired to do a session with a band that had a big rock sound. I took seven high quality snares to the session, but I wanted to start with the 402. I cranked up the bottom head pretty tight and the top head just a bit lower. The engineer had me hit that thing a few times and then came running into the room with a huge smile. That was the quickest I have ever dialed in drum sound in the studio. We were stoked that we got that big Bonham sound! To my delight, the snare worked great on the more mellow tunes and one song in particular that had a "World Music" vibe. I never touched the other snares!

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  • *****
  • You Need This
  • February 21, 2012
  • By: Drum Dept.Manager

Whether you are considering a good first Pro Level snare , or you are building an arsenal - You Need This Drum! this is the industry standard,most heard, most imitated drum out there. the allow shell will give you the right amount of cut and dryness,with out the resonance that you can get with brass - this is one of the main reason it was the choice of a player like John Bonham. Very expressive without being too over the top. if you are looking for the true snare drum sound - this is it!

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Two brothers, William F. and Theo Ludwig, developed a bass drum pedal in 1909 that could play fast, forming "Ludwig and Ludwig."  Ringo Starr’s use of a Ludwig drumset in the 60’s made the brand well- known. Today, the "Most Famous Name On Drums and Percussion" offers a full line of drumsets, concert & marching drums, plus quality hardware.