In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range

14th Jan 2010 | 18:01

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
Mapex's new Black Panther snare range
Exclusive first look

With NAMM 2010 opening its doors today, it's perhaps surprising that one of the biggest stories to rock the drum world has already broken: Mapex has completely overhauled its much-admired Black Panther snare series. But here, courtesy of Rhythm Magazine, we've an exclusive look at all 14 redesigned drums.

So, while the rest of the industry clamber around the show floor for a look-in, you can sit back and drool over The Phantom, The Machete, The Phatbob or any other of Mapex's lavishly-named new models from the comfort of your own throne.

Rhythm have also bagged the UK magazine exclusive to review the range in full. You can read the first six in Rhythm's next issue (available 19 January) and read all 14 throughout January and February right here on MusicRadar. And that's not all: Rhythm will be giving away one model every month throughout 2010! Scroll on for an exclusive first look…

First up: The Phantom

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Phantom
12"x5"

Specifications

Shell: 5.1mm birch/walnut (outer birch 3.4mm and inner walnut 1.7mm)
Bearing edge: 5:5
UPC: BPBW2500CNWA

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
Black Widow
14"x5"

Specifications

Shell: 5.1mm all-maple
Bearding edge: 5:5
UPC: BPML4500LNTB

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Panther
14"x5"

Specifications

Shell: 2mm all-steel
Bearing edge: 6:4
Reinforce ring: 1mm
UPC: BPST450SLN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Stinger
10"x5.5"

Specifications

Bearing edge: normal
Shell: 1mm all-steel
UPC: BPST0551CN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Blade
14"x5.5"

Specifications

Shell: 1mm all-steel
Bearing edge: normal
UPC: BPST4551LN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
Cherry Bomb
13"x5.5"

Specifications

Shell: 5.1mm cherry wood
Bearing edge: 1:9
UPC: BPCW3550CNCY

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Velvetone
14"x5.5"

Specifications

Shell: 8.1mm maple/walnut/maple (outer burl maple 3mm, mid walnut 3.4mm and inner maple 1.7mm)
Bearing edge: 1:9
UPC: BPMW4550CNUB

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Brass Cat
14"x5.5"

Specifications

Shell: 1.2mm all-brass
Bearing edge: normal
UPC: BPBR4551ZN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
Retrosonic
14"x5.5"

Specifications

Shell: 8.1mm all-walnut
Bearing edge: 1:9
UPC: BPWB4550CNWN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Machete
14"x6.5"

Specifications

Shell: 1mm all-steel
Bearing edge: normal
UPC: BPST4651LN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
Sledge Hammer
14"x6.5"

Specifications

Shell: 1.2mm hammered all-brass
Bearing edge: normal
UPC: BPBR465HZN

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Fastback
12"x7"

Specifications

Shell: 5.1mm all-maple
Bearing edge: 1:9
UPC: BPML2700CNIT

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Blaster
13"x7"

Specifications

Shell: 5.1mm all-maple
Bearing edge: 5:5
Reinforce Ring: walnut 3.4mm
UPC: BPML3700LNWU

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
The Phatbob
14"x7"

Specifications

Shell: 12mm all-maple
Bearing edge: 2:8
UPC: BPML4700TLNTB

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