Ludwig Introduces The Brick – A Super Beefy Snare

Custom drum companies flirted with shells made of mad numbers of plies in recent years, but Ludwig is the first full-line U.S. production company to come to mind that has jumped into the fray with its new 20-ply snare drum. The latest entrant in Ludwig’s Epic Series, fittingly named The Brick (as in the classic British dig “think as a brick”), the drum’s shell is constructed of 100-percent birch plies cut with dual 45-degree bearing edges to boost its cutting attack. This heavyweight is fitted with 2.5mm hoops, Keystone lugs, and a brass Epic badge. Available in a variety of finishes, The Brick carries a suggested retail price of $324.