Mapex 5.5x14 Black Panther Blade Steel Snare Drum  From Mapex

Bring out the blade for a sleek appearance that can carve deep into any groove with its tone. Be careful! It will cut. 


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What We Think

Black Panther series snares drums were created through extensive teamwork between Mapex and their most respected artists. The Blade is a result of careful attention to detail and sound. Created from a 1mm steel shell, this drum comes with 45-degree bearing edges which delivers a crisp attack and full tone throughout multiple tuning ranges. Drum heads are able to fully resonate all the way to their edges, producing greater sensitivity that ultimately delivers greater dynamics and more pronounced ghost notes. Mapex's Sonic Saver hoops bring the focus and rim shot of a die-cast hoop and the breathiness of a flanged hoop. Finished with a Brushed Nickel, this drum looks far more expensive than it is and is a great sounding steel snare drum for the money. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

This particular snare is named "Blade" for it's uncanny ability to cut through anything. The thick 1mm steel shell delivers a razor-sharp tone with a crisp attack, and extended resonance. The traditional 45 degree bearing edge allows the heads to fully resonate all the way to their edges, producing greater sensitivity that ultimately delivers softer dynamics and more pronounced ghost notes. The moderate 14" x 5.5" size is extremely versatile, lending itself to a wide range of musical applications. The unique shape of the Mapex Sonic Saver Hoops greatly reduces wear and tear to sticks. This also helps reduce the strain and fatigue on your arms over prolonged periods of play.


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.


Mapex Blade Snare Drum Features:

  • 14" x 5.5"
  • Steel
  • Bearing Edge: Traditional 45 degree
  • Sound: Bright, Open, & Balanced
  • Steel
  • Brushed Nickel