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Ludwig 6.5X14 Supralite Snare Drum

Ludwig 6.5X14 Supralite Snare Drum

The Ludwig Supralite Snare Drums are designed with a mirrored, polished, 1mm beaded steel shell for bright, cutting attack, while providing a wide mid-range overtone. Fitted with chrome plated brass tube lugs, 2.3 mm chrome plated triple flange hoops, and brass snare wires. All snares feature a new and improved P88I throw-off and chrome P33 butt-plate. Quality and versatility to fit any budget!

Supralite Snare Drum Features
  • Shell Material: 1 mm beaded steel shell
  • Lugs: chrome plated brass tube lugs
  • Hoops: 2.3mm steel triple-flanged hoops
  • Snare toggle: p88i throw-off
  • Snare fastening: Ludwig p33 chrome butt-plate
  • Snare wires: 20-strand brass coil snare wires
  • Dimensions: 6.5 Inch by 14 Inch

Comparing Ludwig Supralite vs Supraphonic Snare Drums

One of the frequently asked questions about Ludwig snare drums is the difference between the supralite and the supraphonic drums.

Supralite and Supraphonic Key Differences:

Material and Construction:

  • Supralite: Single sheet of aluminum, seamless beaded aluminum shell, generally lighter.
  • Supraphonic: Historically chrome-over-aluminum construction, seamless beaded aluminum shell, slightly heavier.

Sound Characteristics:

  • Supralite: Bright and crisp sound, high sensitivity, more budget-friendly.
  • Supraphonic: Classic and versatile sound, warmth from chrome coating, excellent projection.


  • Supralite: Versatile, suitable for various genres, especially where a bright and cutting snare sound is desired.
  • Supraphonic: Widely used across genres, preferred in studio recordings for its balanced sound.


  • Budget Consideration: Supralite is more budget-friendly.
  • Sound Preference: Supraphonic offers a classic, versatile sound.
  • Weight: Supralite is generally lighter.
  • Genre Specifics: While both are versatile, Supraphonic has a more extensive history across genres.