The Ludwig LB454R Supraphonic 5"x14" Raw Brass Snare Drum features a seamless, one piece raw brass shell that provides the legendary balanced metallic-yet-warm sound and ease of tuning, while the Supraphonic snares and P-88 snare throw-off provide the unmatched sensitivity professionals demand. This 5" x 14" snare is highly versatile, capable of piercing rim shots when cranked up or fatter-bodied tonality when tuned down and is an excellent performer in a variety of styles. The Ludwig Raw Brass snare is a new step in an old direction. This snare starts with a seamless center-beaded brass shell of the same quality as Ludwig's legendary Black Beauties. Immediately one of its most striking features is this drum's unfinished exterior. The total lack of finish yields a truly natural patina and completely unfiltered top end tone.