Mapex 5.5x14 Black Panther Nucleus Maple/Walnut/Maple Snare  From Mapex

Mapex Black Panther Nucleus sets the standard for a general and versatile instrument.

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$429.00

Retail:  $622.00

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The Mapex Black Panther Nucleus snare drum utilizes a thin maple/walnut/maple hybrid shell design to create a workhorse worthy of any drummer's collection. The straight shell orientation delivers a wide tuning range that is matched with the 5.5" shell depth for an increased snap and delivery. The Soniclear bearing edge allows the drumhead to sit flatter on the shell, making better contact. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range. Ghost notes and press roles play like a dream with this design. The ten lug configuration helps dial in your favorite sound effortlessly while the Sonic Saver hoops bring your rimshots to life. 

For players that want a little more liveliness from a snare, this drum can definitely compete for attention on your snare drum stand.

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 Nucleus represents the center, when you need to drive the groove right down the middle. The middlemost plies are walnut providing a slightly organic character between the inner and outer layer of classic maple.

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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 Medium
  • Size: 5.5" x 14"
  • Shell: 8-Ply 8.1mm Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Hoops: Sonic Saver
  • Finish: Piano Black
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome

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Mapex SONIClear™ DEMO

Mapex wants drummers to spend less time tuning and be able to play more. The result of that mission is the latest innovation from Mapex: The SONIClear™ bearing edge, which allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range.