Mapex 5.5x14 Black Panther Metallion Seamed Brass Snare  From Mapex

Mapex Black Panther Metallion is the go-to metal snare sound centering the groove in the middle of the mix.

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$429.00

Retail:  $622.00

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What We Think

The Mapex Metallion snare drum brings the classic brass drum drum sound to the Black Panther series. The 1.2mm seamed brass shell combined with the 5.5" shell depth bring crispness and articulation with ease. For this drum, Mapex has implemented four vents for an even dispersion of air which sit amongst 20 offset lugs. Mapex's Cylinder-Drive Strainer affords effortless action as well as doubling as a secondary sensitivty dial for your snare wires making sure that you get that sweet spot. This brass snare is easy on the eyes and mellow on the ears with its warm and open tone. But it will bite when played hard.

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

Compeletely redesigned, the Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum Line has undergone some serious upgrades.  Borrowing from the renegade Design Lab series snare drums, there has been some trickle down features that are now found on these new drums, like the Design Lab Air Flow Venting, and the Soniclear Snare Beds to provide enhanced sensitivity.  All bearing edges have the Soniclear edge for easier tuning and head seating, and the the Sonic Saver Hoops are standard on all drums.  

The Metallion is the standard. The warm and centered characteristics of brass focus the sound with just the right amount of sensitive bite.

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About Manufacturer

Mapex Drums is a drum brand manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan. They have been in the drum making industry for over 18 years. Mapex employs over 100 artisans who skillfully apply their talents to create some of the greatest drum gear around. Mapex has earned a reputation for designing, engineering and building the highest quality acoustic drums. In fact, Mapex is one of the only companies of its kind to have received ISO9001 certification, the world's standard for manufacturing excellence.

Specifications

  • Sound Conept: Standard/Center
  • Size: 5.5" x 14"
  • Shell: 1.2mm Seamed Brass
  • Hoops: Sonic Saver
  • Finish: Brushed Gloss
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome

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