2022 Ludwig Universal Series Snare Drums

Ludwig Universal Snares were designed to bring unique musical voices to the stage that work well in various musical styles across multiple tuning ranges. Sonic range and richness have never been so accessible!

UNIVERSAL BLACK BRASS

  • Modeled after our famous Black Beauty, emphasizing optimal response, sensitivity, and dark warm tones. The Universal Metal Brass drum delivers a rich, dynamic range suitable for various tuning ranges and head combinations.
  • Universal Metal drums are fitted with heavy-duty tube lugs, P88i throw-off, P35 butt plate, and 20-strand snare wires. Offered in our most popular sizes as well as two hoop options Quality and versatility to fit any budget!

UNIVERSAL MAHOGANY SNARE DRUM

  • Universal Mahogany is known for its ultra-dark, warm, thick tones and sensitive response. Ludwig's Universal Mahogany snare stays true to the fold.
  • A soft, subtle, and nuanced sound from the added Maple re-rings offers a more traditional sound from yesteryear with the benefit of modern-day manufacturing techniques.
  • Product specifications: 6.5 x14" 6 ply 7.5 mm Mahogany shell with Maple re-rings. Triple flange hoops, tube lugs, P88i throw-off, P35 butt plate, 18 strand snare wires.

UNIVERSAL WALNUT SNARE DRUM

  • Walnut has a history of delivering dark rich tone and attack. Ludwig's Universal Walnut snare brings this and more to the sonic table, delivering clear articulation when playing subtle grace notes.
  • The sound of the Walnut shell really comes to life when played loudly. Rimshots and cross-stick sounds deliver a clean and warm tone.
  • Product specifications: 6.5 x14" 6 ply 7.5 mm Walnut shell with an outer ply of exotic Walnut Burl. Triple flange hoops, tube lugs, P88i throw-off, P35 butt plate, 18 strand snare wires.

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