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Mapex 14" x 5.5" Black Panther Retrosonic Snare Drum

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Mapex 14" x 5.5" Black Panther Retrosonic Snare Drum


Regular Price: AU$829.00

Special Price: AU$709.00




Working closely with our drum design team, a panel of international Mapex Artists shared their advice and expertise on everything from shell materials and functionality, to sizes and aesthetics. The result is a collection of unique Black Panther Snare Drums that look fantastic and sound even better. Each drum features hand-built and handfinished Black Panther shells and pro-level hardware.

The 8.1mm all-walnut shell makes this drum special. The dark tone of walnut gives the Retrosonic a fat and earthy quality that screams "old school". It's ultra-sensitive and makes you want to pull rather than beat the sound out. The sharp 45 degree edge cut to the far outside of the shell increases sensitivity around the drumhead perimeter for exceptional sizzle and a lightning-quick response. The 14" x 5.5" size further enhances the lower dynamic range by fully engaging the snare wires at all volume levels, even when using brushes.

They don't make 'em like they used to. But we do! This drum is classically styled and produces a dark vintage sound.

Cylindar-Drive Strainer

Remo Suede Drumhead

The cylinder-drive strainer and butt-end adjuster uses a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation. The adjustment dial employs "micro-lock" technology that provides precise control.

Premium Snare Wires

Velvetone Shell

All Black Panther Snare Drums feature stainless steel snare wires for a crisp lively action.

Sonic Saver™ Hoop

Sonic Saver Hoop

The unique shape of the Mapex Sonic Saver™ reduces wear and tear to sticks, makes the drum easier to tune, enhances the sound of rimshots, and wont choke the shell's vibration. All resulting in much greater resonance.

Size: 14" x 5.5"
Material: 9ply Walnut
Edge: Sharp 45° outside-cut
Sound: Dark, Focused, & Sensitive
Natural Satin with Chrome Hardware

Mapex 14" x 5.5" Black Panther Retrosonic Snare Drum

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