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Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum  

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The Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum gets the job done when you need a drum that can hack its way through the thickest of guitar noise. The Bla...Read More

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      Perfect for working on your chops.

      The Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum gets the job done when you need a drum that can hack its way through the thickest of guitar noise. The Black Panther Machete snare measures 14" x 6-1/2", has a 1mm steel shell, and is equipped with traditional 45° bearing edges.

      The snare drum boasts handbuilt and hand-finished Black Panther drum shells and 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 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 rimshot.
      The 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 features stainless steel snare wires for crisp, lively action, and premium Remo drum heads, including a coated Ambassador batter head.

      FEATURES
      • Drum shell size: 14" x 6-1/2"
      • Handbuilt and hand-finished Black Panther 1mm steel shell
      • Cylinder-drive strainer
      • Piston-style throw-off
      • Sonic Saver hoops
      • Premium steel snare wires

      Black Panther works every time. Order today.

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      MapexBlack Panther Machete Snare Drum
       
      5.0

      (based on 5 reviews)

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      Pros

      • Great sound (3)
      • Huge tone (3)
      • Responsive (3)
      • Sensitive (3)
      • Versatile (3)

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A charming musical beast

          By Pablo

          from France

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Durable Build
          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Smooth Hardware
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Alternative
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Live Concert
          • Punk
          • Rock
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum:

          First of all, you arrive in the shop, and you pass by this beautiful looking snare. You immediately want to make it sing so you grab a stick and hit it. At first, you get some reverb, nothing more normal since you still have the stock heads on and it's poorly tuned. Change the batter head, tune it slightly higher, get the snare more or less tight, and give it a go. There you go, your Black Panther Machete is ready to give you the full range of sensitivity and blasting power that can cut through any instrument (be sure to wear ear protection mate ;) ). From funky ghost notes to massive hard rock or metal hitters, this snare is what I would recomend. The hardware is nicely built and durable. Now, this isn't the "ultimate" snare, because an "ultimate snare" does NOT exist, it all depends on your personal preferences !!! Now that that's clear, keep in mind to test the WHOLE range of snares you can get your hands on as your dream snare is shurely somewhere out there waiting for you. If the Plack Panther Machete is YOUR perfect match, have no hesitations on the quality of this beast. Hope this Helped you mate ;) rock on !

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Impressive, Quality Built Drum!

          By pdrummz

          from Dayton, OH

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum:

              I own quite few high quality snares and I have been very impressed with the quality of this and the other Black Panther Line snares. The Machete and the Velvetone Snare are fantastic drums and are my personal favorite Black Panther Snares. The throw-off is amazingly smooth and quiet and honestly, one of the best on the market - love it! If I were to build a custom drum, I would put one of these throw-offs on it simply because it's smooth, quiet, compact, and has a nice fine tooth adjustment knob that keeps it from loosening up. The finish and quality of this drum is top notch throughout. The brushed steel finish looks great and makes it universal to go with any kit finish. After not paying much attention to Mapex in the past, I am a true believer in their drums now and have to admit, I am a true fan of the BP and Saturn drum lines. Mapex really does their homework and makes great stuff that rivals gear costing three times as much. I play mostly club gigs and this drum is an excellent choice as an all-around rock snare. It has great tone, volume, sensitivity right out of the box. I personally don't see the need to change the hoops or hardware like others have stated, and I'm picky as hell. I am using an Aquarian High Velocity (white coated) Batter and an Aquarian Classic Clear Snare Side Head which fattens it up a bit but still has a great open and loud pop. This drum will change your opinion of what a steel snare drum can sound like. It's incredibly full sounding for a steel drum. It actually sounds better than most brass drums and I have owned a few. I am very pleased! You will not regret buying one of these.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Snare!..

              By Expirienced Drummer

              from Lafayette, Louisiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum:

                  I bought this snare roughly a year ago and I must admit its right up there with the big boys and doesn't cost you an arm or a leg or both!..I was looking for a snare that not only had tone but a lot of pop also...this is it!..I changed to a Pro Sound strainer and slid on an Ambassador coated head and that was the ticket!..its loud but with a cutting edge, ..I get plenty compliments from fellow musicians, its a cant miss on this one!..

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  FIVE STARS

                  By DRUMMER

                  from EAST COAST

                  Comments about Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum:

                  Let me just preface this review by saying I am NOT a fan of production line drums, be it snares or full kits. That mentioned, this is one heck of a snare drum. I was in a pinch so I picked up this bad boy and it is screaming quality. Other reviews I have heard/seen mention the surreal volume of this drum. As an owner of several versions of the now out of production TRICK KODIAK SNARE DRUMS, I would venture to say they have this one beat volume wise. BUT, upon swithcing out the top triple flanged hoop (referred to as a "Sonic Saver" but it's no S-Hoop for sure)to a Noble and Cooley die cast, the drum came alive LOUD. It is now on par with the Tricks. What I like even better about it than the Trick (aluminum)is the steel shell. Steel often gets a bad rep because they are included on many entry level drum sets. The problem is, this metal is perhaps the most versatile of all materials and I believe Mapex realizes this with their new line of Panthers. Don't get caught up in snare drum snobbery, steel is an AMAZING shell material for snare drums. Aluminum is a great "soft" metal, allowing for nice pop and crack on rimshots and amazing sensitivity. HOWEVER, that same sensitivity is EXTREMELY dry and depending on the sticking, can suck the life out of the personality of the shell. I prefer a loud dry crack up top with crisp, bright sensitivity below. Aluminum and brass have a crisp, dark sensitivity on the resonant head and I just wanted more spirit in my sound. I've recorded with many snare drums and steel by far has produced the best results. Moreover, I've never been more complimented live on my sound then I was with and old Yamaha 6.5 steel shell. It sounds different out front then it does to your ears playing it. I fell into the snobbery many times on steel, even opting to sell a ss Dunnett and that Yamaha in favor of an extensive aluminum line but I'm back. Steel, with all it's inherent qualities nails it down perfect. This drum is epuipped with a beautiful dual adjustable strainer which I love. I can get this thing to speak on ghost notes at the lowest of volumes. Great drum. I have yet to gig with it but I already know what it going to happen....it will produce and then some.

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WoW This is it!

                  By PremierDrums

                  from Rhode Island

                  Comments about Mapex Black Panther Machete Snare Drum:

                  I have always loved Black Panthers, they are fantastic drums, I couldent think of anything they could do to make them better!! Then this all new Panter series hits the market, I orderded one right away from the only place that had on in stock, just had to have it fast! This is an amazing drum, amazing, it is so very loud but inb a sweet way! The new throwoff is as smooth as silk and the butt end is also adjustable as the old models were but now it has click stops for each adjustment, just an amazing feature But the best part of this drum in my opinion is the New hoops! The curve in towards the drum not out like most other steel shell drums, this makes for a wicked rimshot that will have you jump out of your pants! I have played, Tama steel, Pearl steel, Ludwig you name it, but this is the best sounding steel snare drum I have ever played its just PERFECT, There isnt one tghing about this drum that could have been done better, it is a huge improvement over the old which are still great drums, And Mapex managed to do this at a stunning price poiny for these drums! If You want the best Steel snare drum money can but that will be the last snare drum you will ever use, then this is it, it is versatile enough for everything from Jazz to metal and has amazing sensitivety, wow I am just floored at this drum, I dont care what price any other drum is This ne Black panther sets the bar so very high...It is the best steel drum anywhere in My opinion, Get one and see for yourself! AWESOME!

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