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Mapex 6.5x14 30th Anniversary Black Panther Snare Drum  From Mapex

To Mark its 30th year, Mapex Introduces the Modern Classic limited edition Walnut snare drum. This Drum is a throwback tribute to the widely admired Deep Forest Snare Drum of the 1990’s. A limited edition of 75 drums.


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What We Think

The Mapex Black Panther 'Modern Classic' Walnut Snare features a 45-degree SONIclear® bearing edge on the batter, with a 35-degree on the snare side. The bearing edges have a 3/8'' rounded back cut. Then covered with Sonic Saver die-cast hoops, the result is a distinctly vintage tone with a snappy and focused attack. Walnut is a shell material known for its warm tones and cutting highs. You get a great full-spectrum sound, which makes walnut a versatile choice for snare drums. Triple-vented, the walnut shell delivers that full sound with plenty of projection for live and studio use.

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

30th Anniversary Limited edition snare drum. A tribute to the much desired Deep Forest snare drum of the 1990s. The Mapex Black Panther 'Modern Classic' Walnut Snare delivers the wide-spectrum, deep tones you need for a full and punchy snare impact. The 100% walnut shell delivers that. Along with a uniquely retro, focused snare tone thanks to the 35 degree, rounded back-cut bearing edge on the snare side of the drum.

One of the things that makes Mapex drums popular is their innovation. With die-cast sonic saver hoops, SONIclear bearing edges and a triple-vented shell, there is a whole new palette of sound to be unpacked with the Limited Edition Mapex Black Panther snare drum.


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.


  • Shell: 8-ply, 8.2mm walnut
  • Size: 14'' x 6.5''
  • Bearing edge:
    • Batter side: 45-degree SONIClear
    • Snare side: 35-degree SONIClear
  • Hoops: Sonic Saver
  • Limited edition of 75 drums

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