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Mapex 6.5x14 Black Panther Persuader Hammered Brass Snare  From Mapex

Mapex Black Panther Persuador produces the deep and dry metal sound that built the Black Panther reputation.



Retail:  $859.00

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What We Think

For those of you who prefer volume and precision, Mapex has added the Persuador to the Black Panther series. Utilizing the classic 1.2mm brass shell, Mapex added heavy hammering and an Antique Nickel plating to the shell to help dry out the overtones while providing and impressive look. With 20 lugs, you'll achieve your ideal tuning sweet spot and the Cylinder-Drive strainer system will get your snare wires dialed in with ease. The Mapex Persuador is a workhorse drum with a wide tuning capable of a variety of musical styles.

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 Persuader leads with an authoritative darkness. The hammered brass shell dispenses a formidable burst into the music with undeniable punch.


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.


  • Sound Conept: Deep and Dry - Metal
  • Size: 6.5" x 14"
  • Shell: 1.2mm Hammered Brass
  • Hoops: Sonic Saver
  • Finish: Antique Nickel Plated
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome

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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.