Re: Are Ludwig Supraphonics really that good a snare
It's a very versatile and dependable snare. It's not got bags full of character and is a very well known sound but I would put it as the ideal workhorse snare.
I have a 1968 Ludalloy 14x5 which I bought around 2 years ago now but I have only recently started to have an attachment to it if I'm honest. I really wanted a dependable shallower snare that I could use as an option at the rockier gigs, so in that respect it does its job and does it very well.
It sounds good live with no/little dampening as it does have a cutting 'bite' but for studio work I tent to use other, deeper snares either brass or maple.
All about preference though!