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Mapex Releases New Black Panther SS Solid Steel Snare Drum [ Winter NAMM 2007 ]

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December 4, 2006 — Mapex has introduced the SS Solid Steel Snare Drum to its Black Panther Series. The SS Solid Steel model is a unique drum that originates as a 14-inch steel pipe. The pipe is cut to 5.5 inches in length, creating the raw material for this very unique 14x5.5 snare drum.

The 5mm thick shell material is routed on the inside to a thickness of 3mm at the center of the drum leaving a 5mm “sound control ring” at each end of the shell. A striking criss-cross pattern is routed into the outside of the shell and then the drum is plated in black chrome. Matching black chrome hardware and die cast hoops are then added.

The result is the 17.3lb Black Panther SS Solid Steel model. Mapex claims that the attack achieved from this drum is greater than any other Black Panther model ever offered.

“This drum can achieve extreme volume no matter the tuning register,” explains Joe Hibbs, Mapex Product Manager. “The secret to this drum is the sound control rings routed into the inside of the shell. While this is the loudest drum you’ll likely ever play, it’s never out of control. You can have incredible volume without sacrificing tone.”

The Black Panther SS Solid Steel Snare drum (BPST455SLBR) carries an MSRP of $779.99.
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