This is an industry standard. This is a custom order Ludwig LB417TAD "Black Beauty" 6.5x14 snare drum. It features a seamless brass, black-nickel-plated shell. A standard Black Beauty typically ships with Imperial lugs and 2.3mm triple-flange hoops. Matt ordered this snare to be outfitted with diecast hoops, classic tube lugs. At the time this drum was manufactured, Ludwig was still installing outdated P85 and P86 strainers. Matt made sure this drum had the new (at the time) P85A Atlas strainer, which was a big improvement over the P85 and P86.
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