to the Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum History web
site! This site is dedicated to the Supra. It
history, catalogs and dating
have a massive collection of catalog scans and
history that will help you determine which era
snare drum is best for you. The earliest of Supras
were badged with the WFL badge and first listed
in the 1960 catalog so the drum was around in
1959 or earlier.
Supra really is the "King of all snare drums"
and has also been called the most recorded snare
drum in history! It goes without saying that since
Ludwig made 1000's of these drums that they would
be the most recorded.
have documentation from William F Ludwig II, an
actual catalog that he wrote the production numbers
in. This type of info will only be available to
The Drum Experts Network of web sites.
if you are here to determine if your Supraphonic
is chrome over brass or Ludalloy read
this article about the topic.
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