Ludwig / Pioneer Snare / 5 x 14 / Blue Sparkle (1965)
First appearing in the Ludwig 1960 catalogue, the Pioneer has for years maintained a cult following, especially among studio drummers. Its 6-lug design provides an open tone, and Pioneer's warm, woody, fat, vintage crack has an unmistakably mid-century vibe.
This 1965 blue sparkle snare is in excellent condition, except for a bent p83 strainer, which still operates perfectly despite its malformed handle. Keystone badge serial #148009, baseball bat muffler, and gorgeous bearing edges. The top head is a coated Remo Emperor x14, with a Yamaha snare side head. Wires are in good shape.