This is a gorgeous, chrome over brass, 5″ x 14″ snare drum. Think “Black Beauty” but without the black nickel finish.
“Ludwig’s Chrome over Brass snare drum, introduced in 1960 as the Super Ludwig, was the predecessor to the Supraphonic. The brass alloy coupled with a chrome plating offers the musical undertones favored of brass with just the right touch of added focus and treble.
Though short lived from its original release, the COB would go on to become one of the most sought after and in demand drums.”
This version offers Imperial lugs, Blue and Olive badge, and a P85 throw-off. (The original, and many reissued versions, featured tube lugs and the Keystone badge, etc.)
The “B” after “LB400B” indicates that this is a NEW B-Stock drum.
We carefully inspect and tune every drum before offering it for sale. Generally, some insignificant cosmetic flaw earns the “B-Stock” designation. Of the over 100 units we’ve sold, only one or two have had noticeable flaws of any kind. These B-Stock drums lack serial numbers as well.