What is the difference between Supraphonic and Black Beauty?
A Black Beauty has a different sound than a Supra. With a brass shell, it’s more focused, maybe a little richer or warmer. A Supra – aluminum shell – tends to have a little more ‘bark’ and may sound more open. Both are terrific rock snares, my preference is the Black Beauty (6.5″.)
What is a Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum?
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name On Drums” is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded shell.
Who plays a Black Beauty snare?
The Ludwig Black Beauty snare is probably one of the most-recorded snare drums in history. Although there are too many credits to list, the Black Beauty has been used by everyone from Jeff Porcaro to Steve Smith, and is still the go-to snare for many drummers and recording studios.