Ludwig's 8x14 stealthy Black Shadow Standard Maple Snare Drum has enough boom and pop to knock your socks off!
If you need a snare drum that will cut through the mix both live or in the studio, an 8x14 Ludwig Standard Maple snare drum is a great addition to any snare drum collection. 8x14 snare drums have a certain dynamic frequency range that has so many diverse sonic faces to place into your drumming canvas. At that depth, the snare can be tuned VERY low and act as a mid/high-tuned ballad snare, or, you can tune it up and get a TON of low end added to a near-piccolo sound that's perfect for gospel drumming. Or, keep it tuned nice and mid-high and use it for rock or metal. The Black Shadow finish also shows some truly amazing character to the outer ply, with a porous wood grain that has both a natural vibe to it, tinged with darkness. This particular drum is made in the USA, so you know that the quality is at the top of the market for Ludwig drums!
Ludwig's new Standard Maple snare series offers an admirable combination of rich pure sound and durability, but at an affordable price. Made in the Ludwig factory in Monroe NC, this series can't be beat when it comes to price and uncompromised value. Standard Maple snares use seven plies of maple plus an attractive outer wrap or veneer combined with bowtie lugs and triple flange hoops for a great look and sound.