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Mapex 7x13 Black Panther Hydro Maple/Maple/Walnut Snare Drum  From Mapex

Mapex Black Panther Hydro is the perfect compliment to any setup offering a auxiliary yet dark sound.


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What We Think

The Mapex Hydro snare is the result of several years of innovation from the Black Panther series. The base for this drum is a thin 6.15mm hybrid shell of maple and walnut with reinforcing rings. The reinforcing rings combined with the Soniclear edges make this drum really easy to tune while adding a bit of focus to the note. Whether you decide to play this drum as a primary snare drum or an auxilliary drum, the Hydro has full-bodied note that is sure to please.

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 Hydro is alive with fluid energy, deep and dark and bursting with character. When the music calls for a small diameter sound packing the punch of a storm surge.


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: Small Diaphram/Dark
  • Size: 7" x 13"
  • Shell: 7-Ply 6.15mm Maple/Maple/Walnut
  • Hoops: Sonic Saver
  • Finish: Black (FB)
  • Hardware Finish: Brushed Black

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