The Ludwig 14'' x 6.5'' Black Magic Beaded Brass Snare Drum is a high quality snare drum from Ludwig, designed using the classic formula revamped with an aggressive new look. The Black Magic Snare features the same shell type as the infamous Black Beauty snare drums. The shell is crafted from brass which is then plated with beaded black nickel. The snare offers warm, metallic tones and boasts incredible sensitivity and a fast response at low volumes. When played powerfully, the snare's voice transforms, keeping the harmonic, metallic tones but provides a powerful attack and projection. The shell is fitted with matching die-cast black nickel plated hoops and tube lugs, ensuring accurate, reliable tuning and additional volume. Ideal for a wide range of drumming styles and genres, the Ludwig 14'' x 6.5'' Black Magic Beaded Brass Snare Drum is an incredibly versatile snare drum at a competitive price point.