Ludwig's Universal Snare Drum series offers a palette of new sounds to complement virtually any style of music. 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!
BLACK BRASS WITH CHROME HARDWARE
UNIVERSAL "BLACK-TO-BLACK" BRASS W/DIE-CAST HOOPS
A stellar new lineup of wood drums for any occasion! This new selection of snares has been designed to find a place to complement virtually any drum set. Lock into amazing tone and breathtaking finishes with 4 new models! Take a tour of the new sonic collection with Ludwig Artist Jason Smay, drummer for Jd McPhearson and McKinley James.
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 BEECH SNARE DRUM
Beech has a distinct sound with a clear musical voice. Ludwig's Universal Beech snare delivers pristine press rolls and an aggressive "cut" when played forcefully. Rimshots and cross-sticks are bright and crystal clear. Beech undoubtedly fits the bill if you're looking for a new sound that will be noticed on the bandstand or in the studio.
Product specifications: 6.5 x14" 6 ply 7.5 mm Beech shell with an outer ply of exotic Sapele. Triple flange hoops, tube lugs, P88i throw-off, P35 butt plate, 18 strand snare wires.
UNIVERSAL CHERRY SNARE DRUM
The Cherry snare brings an entirely new and unexpected sound to the sonic library. The natural Cherry shell delivers a heavy "punch in the gut" sound with more tone and body than you can imagine! A clear winner when you are looking for a new sound that delivers a focused, throaty attack that will get everyone's attention. Rimshots and cross-sticks are uniquely noticeable due to Cherry's rich tonal characteristics.
Product specifications: 6.5 x14" 6 ply 7.5 mm Cherry shell. 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.