What a great drum!
By: K. Swepston from Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA, anonmyous41736
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It is a Ludwig..........'nuff said! A killer drum made by one of the most respected companies in the business. I believe it is made overseas, which may be the reason it is not a Black Beauty. But other than that, it is every bit as good.
How is the tone?
The sound is more mellow than a steel shelled drum, as expected from the brass shell, but with a great bite and attack. Much more power than a wood shell drum.
Was this item an overall good value?
This drum is a great value. It is much cheaper than a standard Black Beauty, but with the same shell type and, in my opinion, much cooler looks. If you are needing or wanting a metal shell drum, take a good look at this one. You will not be disappointed.