The high quality Black Panther snare range from Mapex has a new addition in the shape of the Thick Flamed maple model. The drum is 14"x6" and features a 15-ply, 12mm thick maple shell and rounded bearing edges, which increase the shells contact with the head.
The exterior ply of the shell is a highly figured maple veneer that's been finished in a transparent Honey Maple Burst lacquer. The drum also features chrome plated, low mass, single-point-of-contact lugs, die cast hoops and a fully adjustable throw-off and butt plate.
"What we've created is a snare drum with a dark, full-bodied sound and an incredibly soft feel," commented Joe Hibbs, Mapex Product Development Manager. "The drum features a deep snare bed to further enrich the sound and enhance player control."
The Thick Flamed Maple model has an RRP of $689.99. For more information, visit the Mapex Drums website.