Active Music Distribution brings Ludwig’s limited Raw Brass snare drum to the UK

Ludwig has announced that its new Raw Brass snare drum model is now available in the UK through Active Music Distribution.

The new addition comes after the huge success of the Raw Copperphonic series from the US snare drum maker.

At the core of the Raw Brass snare is a 1.2mm seamless machine drawn brass shell, which is the foundation of ‘The World Famous’ Black Beauty. The shell is then subjected to an oxidation process, which will create each snare as a unique “One of a kind” drum.

The raw shell is smooth to the touch and with no coating will oxidise slightly further creating a stunning shell like no other.

This new snare drum is now available in the UK in sizes 14”x5”, 14”x6.5” and 14”x8”.

Due to the unique manufacturing process of all USA machine drawn shells, only a very limited number of Raw Shell models are available each year from Ludwig USA.

For more information contact Active Music on 020 8693 5678 or


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