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Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare Drum   

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The Sledgehammer Snare Drum bludgeons its way through the din with extreme volume and a distinct rounded tone. It features a 1.2mm hand-hammered bras...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Some jobs call for heavy-duty equipment.

The Sledgehammer Snare Drum bludgeons its way through the din with extreme volume and a distinct rounded tone. It features a 1.2mm hand-hammered brass shell that measures 14" x 6-1/2" with a traditional 45° bearing edge.

The snare drum features 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.

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
  • Shell size: 14" x 6-1/2"
  • 1.2mm hand-hammered brass shell
  • 45° bearing edge
  • Handbuilt and hand-finished Black Panther snare 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 Sledgehammer Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

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5.0

Amazing snare!

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from Selma, CA

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Pros

  • Awesome Looks
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Superb quality
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Live
  • Metal
  • Recording
  • Rock
  • Studio

Comments about Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare Drum:

I will keep this short and sweet.

This snare is amazing!!! The quality is superb and the sound is amazing!! It can be used with any style of music, I play in a band that goes from two step country to punk and everything in between and it fits perfect with all!! The construction is perfect, top notch!! Quality made!! But like I said earlier, its about the sound, and this has it down. Its loud, subtle, sweet and harsh. Whatever you want the snare will do.

My band played a show a few weeks back at a great venue with a killer pa and great sound guy, and he said it was one of the best snares hes ever heard!! That about says it all right there. I got nothing but compliments and the drummer to the other band, being a Pearl guy said that my drums and especially the snare may just sway him to Mapex!

Trust me if this snare said DW, Tama or Pearl on the side it would be twice the cost!

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5.0

AMAZING!

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from CALEXICO, CA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal
    • Rock

    Comments about Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare Drum:

    This snare is amazing, the sound is phenomenal and the finish is beautiful. The brass shell makes it very articulate and responsive. I play Metal/Rock and this snare cuts perfect through the heavy distorted guitars. I was amazed when I realized I didn't need muffling, this has the perfect ring to cut through the mix. Take this snare to your gigs and all the drummers will ask for it, trust me ;)

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    5.0

    Worth every penny. And then some.

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    from Dayton, OH

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any style

      Comments about Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare Drum:

      This thing rules! The heavy duty brass shell gives it such a nice attack and hint of ring. Super loud if you need it to be. The sledgehammer is hands down the best snare i have ever played so far. I like the fact that you can adjust the snares from both sides. Rim shots cut real nice. It is definitely worth checking out.

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      5.0

      The Sledghammer...is:

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      from UK

      Comments about Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare Drum:

      The best snare drum I have played. Its very sensative and the name doesn't do it justice. I took it to practise last night and another drummer was there, he played it...I listened and man is it a fantastic drum.Whatever music you play this will cope...GET ONE!!!

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