Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum 5″ x 14″ — Black Galaxy
Model Number: LM404$ 50.00 / day
Initially marketed as a student snare during its launch in 1963, the Ludwig Acrolite quickly gained renown through the music world for the instrument’s dry, aggressive “crack” and became a favorite among rock drummers. Made from a single aluminum sheet in a matte finish and housed in 2.3mm triple-flanged chrome hoops and bowtie lugs, the Acrolite is a durable piece of equipment with a refined edge. The 5×14 model benefits from a shallower depth with utmost sensitivity and a focused, sharp attack. The 1990s models, sometimes referred to as “Blackrolite”, featured a new black sparkle finish that rounded out the original lifespan of the Acrolite series.
Years of Production: 1963 – 1994, 2012 – 2013
Shell: Beaded Aluminum
Finish: Black Sparkle, aka “Black Galaxy”