Mapex Black Panther Velvetone 14x5.5 Snare  From Mapex

Don't fall under a spell due to its beautiful and seductive looks. This drum is warm and focused. Be careful when handling her. 

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What We Think

Don't be deceived by the Mapex Black Panther Velvetone drum's beautifully seductive exterior-this snare drum is wickedly dark with a high degree of sensitivity. Its 8.1mm drum shell is constructed from one 3mm exterior burl maple ply, one 3.4mm walnut middle ply, and one 1.7mm interior maple ply.

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

Each Black Panther Velvetone drum features handbuilt and hand-finished Black Panther shells and completely redesigned hardware. From the fresh, sculpted lug design to the smart badge, this Mapex snare drum is now more beautiful than ever. 

 

  • Sonic Saver Hoops
  • Cylinder-Drive Strainer
  • Premium Snare Wires
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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

 

  • 14" x 5.5"
  • Burl Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Bearing edge: Sharp 45 degree outside-cut
  • Sound: Warm, Focused, &Balanced
  • Butter Burst Burl
  • Chrome

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