Pre-Loved, used, second hand Ludwig 402 14″ x 6.5″Snare Drum For Sale in Leicester, UK.
This is one from my personal collection and I have owned the drum for over 20 years.
It’s a tricky item to put an exact age on: The Ludwig website tells me that the ‘pointy’ blue and olive badge would suggest this to possibly be an early 1970’s example, though the serial number (222 1767) has some online resources placing it closer to 1980. Perhaps you can form a more accurate appraisal using the info here.
The drum is not completely original: I replaced both the strainer with a new P85 and also the Ludwig internal damper, a few years ago; It is fitted with a pair of gold-coloured Mapex die cast hoops – similar to the factory fitted models on their Black Panther snare drums. Heads are Aquarian Modern Vintage (batter) and Aquarian CCSN Clear (snare side). The snare wires are generic taiwanese replacements.
I have gigged this drum in a variety of musical settings over the years and it is certainly a versatile, all-rounder. Condition is good for its age and level of usage, with no denting; only minor surface scratches and hardly any pitting to the chrome. The hoops are perhaps a little more scratched around their edges, by comparison.
Looking around the internet, a new one is likely to cost around £600; I have seen these older drums selling for anywhere between £550 to well over £700.
Ludwig 402 Supraphonic Snare Drum (70’s/80’s) (Used/Good Condition) £500.00
Cash on collection from Leicester, UK. P&P at buyer’s expense – Email for details.
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