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Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum

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The full-bodied, versatile Mapex Black Widow Snare Drum boasts extreme sensitivity and dark, dry tone. It measures 14" x 5" and has a 5.1mm maple she...Click To Read More About This Product

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Inject some venom into your sound.

The full-bodied, versatile Mapex Black Widow Snare Drum boasts extreme sensitivity and dark, dry tone. It measures 14" x 5" and has a 5.1mm maple shell and a 5:5 bearing edge (a 45edge rounded on the outside).

The Black Panther snare drum's handmade and hand-finished shell is complemented by completely redesigned hardware. From the fresh, sculpted lug design to the smart new badge, Mapex Black Panther snare drums are now more beautiful than ever.

Mapex Black Panther hardware
The cylinder-drive strainer uses a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation while providing minute control of the snare tension. Mapex's piston-style throw-off is incredibly smooth and requires minimal effort to operate, and the adjustment dial employs micro-lock technology that provides a tactile click as it's turned, allowing precise control.

Mapex Sonic Saver Hoop
The Sonic Saver Hoop bridges the gap between flanged drum hoops and die cast hoops. A unique shaping process creates a profile that reduces wear and tear to both sticks and hands while dramatically enhancing the response and feel of every rim shot.
The Mapex Sonic Saver is significantly lighter than a conventional die cast hoop, so it won't choke the shell's vibration. The result is a more natural percussive sound with much greater resonance.
This Mapex Black Panther snare drum's stainless steel snare wires deliver crisp, lively action. Mapex tops the Black Panther snare with premium Remo drumheads, including a coated Remo Ambassador batter head.

FEATURES
  • Drum shell size: 14" x 5"
  • 5.1mm maple shell
  • 5:5 bearing edge (a 45edge rounded on the outside)
  • Handbuilt and hand-finished Black Panther snare shell
  • Cylinder-drive strainer
  • Piston-style throw-off
  • Sonic Saver hoops
  • Premium steel snare wires
  • Remo drumheads

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MapexBlack Panther Black Widow Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Great sound (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Sensitive (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice 5.5 x 14 maple snare

Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

The hardware color and finish is nice. The Sonic Saver hoop is interesting. I don't know why all hoops are not stamped in this fashion. Basically, it's a triple flange, BUT the flange on the top edge is rolled inward and down. It's smooth all around just like a die-cast rim. Throw off is smooth. Lugs are unique, you may or may not like the look. Finish on the shell is glossy. You can tune it medium-low, medium and medium-high. It's versatile enough to be your main snare or a secondary snare. I do prefer a 6.5" depth to tune lower though. You would probably want to change the head to a thicker batter head to sound better if you tune lower and/or are hard hitting in live performances. All Black Panther snares are geared toward semi-pro to professional drummers, and this drum's sound and quality are comparable to other manufacturers' maple snare drums in the same price range.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you can feel the bite from this one.

By Facepunch777

from Elmira, NY

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Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

This snare is one of the best pieces of musical equipment I've ever owned, I'm only 14 but, I know how drums should sound, and this is how you want your snare to sound! The lugs are well lubed right out of the box, they tune easily and this snare can give a loud CRACK if you tune it high enough as well as a nice medium low sound, which I prefer, being in a hardcore band. The stock head that comes with it is mediocre, I plan to buy either a remo powerdot or Evans Genera G2 coated batter head soon for it. The piston throw off is smooth and amazing, provides nice rimshots and sounds great with the snares off. There is 2 tension lugs on opposite ends of the snare which provide new possibilities to be explored. It cuts right through music in live settings and is loud. I love it, if you're thinking about buying it, do it and I promise you won't regret it. From one drummer to another.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Drum

By MapexMARS

from Indiana

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      Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

      I got this drum for Christmas in 2012 and I'll have to say that it sounds better than most any snare I've ever heard. I had a steel snare before this one and I hated it. The tone of the Black Widow was more of an "eargasm" to me when I switched. It's got a warm, yet great pop tone to it. The lugs make the drum really easy to tune and it's really versatile. I play multiple genres and it sounds perfect for anything I want to play. I would highly recommend this drum to anyone.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great sounding, sexy looking

      By Alex

      from Minneapolis, MN

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      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

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        • Metal
        • Rock

        Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

        I bought this snare to continue my saturn IV drumkit. I thought it was midrange but it turned out to have an amazing sound for a primary all around snare, and the build and looks are sexy enough to make it a premium snare. Good job Mapex.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Niiiiiiiiccceeee

        By bsdrummer6

        from Princeton, WV

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        Pros

        • Bright
        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

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          Best Uses

          • church
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

          This snare is a beauty and has a great sound out of the box with only minor tuning. For the price, I don't see how you can go wrong here.

           
          5.0

          Super all purpose snare!

          By Nunzio

          from The great Northeast

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              Comments about Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Snare Drum:

              Hands down the best snare I've owned. Added it to a Mapex Saturn V club kit and it brings the whole kit alive. Great response and tone and versatile. I haven't even replaced the stock head that came with it, it sounded so good to me.

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