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PDP 5.5x13 Concept Maple Black Wax Snare Drum  From PDP

The new all maple Black Wax Snare Drums feature MAG throw-offs, True-Pitch tuning rods, Remo heads and more! These snares derive their moniker from a hand-applied wax sealer that protects its maple exterior and provides an earthy matte finish.

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What We Think

The PDP Black Wax series of snare drums brings big sound at a small price. This drum is large enough to boost its sound to the audience in any conditions with plenty of punch and dynamics. The 5.5" shell depth allows you to tune the drum pretty low and still get a quality sound while the 13" diameter excels in the higher and brighter tunings. The chrome lugs offer a nice contrast against the sleek black wax finish.  The Concept Black Wax series is a great sounding all Maple shell snare that’s a versatile workhorse and a tremendous value under $200.

PDP 7x13 Concept Maple Black Wax Snare Drum Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the PDP 7x13 Concept Maple Black Wax Snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

Manufacturer's Description from PDP

The PDP 5.5" x 13" Concept Black Wax Maple Snare Drum is named because of the hand-applied wax sealer that protects the natural exterior and creates that dark, earthy matte finish. Maple is a favorite wood for snare drums - warm and naturally EQ'd with balanced lows, mids, and highs. This drum comes equipped with dual-turret lugs, a sturdy MAG throw-off, True-Pitch Tuning tension rods with more threads for finer tuning, and Remo heads.

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About Manufacturer

Pacific Drums and Percussion (or PDP for short) is a division company under Drum Workshop established in the year 2000 to provide high-quality drum equipment to those unable to afford the higher prestige and quality Drum Workshop equipment. Pacific Drums and Percussion also manufactures drum hardware and accessories. Their factory is located in Oxnard, California. The line still uses some custom techniques, but primarily uses computerized machinery to cut costs and reduce steps to create high-quality drums in large quantities.


PDP Black Wax Snare Drum Features

  • Hand-Applied Wax Sealer
  • Naturally Warm, EQ'd Maple Shell
  • Dual-Turret Lugs
  • MAG Throw-Off
  • True-Pitch Tuning Tension Rods
  • Tunes Low Nicely

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