The Black Panther series is developed in close collaboration with several of the major artists Mapex working with. They have shared all their accumulated knowledge and experience in everything from materials and functionality to the sizes and appearance. This has resulted in a series of truly unique drums that look great - and sound even better. Each drum has hand-built Black Panther-shells and hardware of highest professional quality. P>
The MAPEX Black Panther Design Lab embodies the performance qualities desired by top players. These distinctive instruments have been engineered using the Design Lab’s “Concept Hybrid” approach to sound design, shell composition and drum construction.
The Cherry Bomb 14" and 13" Snares are a re-imagined and optimized version of the original Cherry Bomb snare. The Design Lab Cherry Bomb is crafted with a medium-thick Cherrywood shell. The soft density of Cherry absorbs higher overtones, delivering a warm, focused tone and a punchy backbeat. It sounds and feels vintage but is built with modern precision, reliability and function.
The softer Cherry shell produces a pre-EQ'd sound with strong response in the 400-600 Hz range for strong low-end, but with a boost in the 5-7 kHz range to enhance attack, delivering a vintage tone for classic and alt-rock styles.
The SONIClear Bearing Edge is standard on all Black Panther Design Lab Shells and allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a clearer fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range.
Design Lab Snares feature Puresound Custom Series 16-Strand wires. The wires are medium-gauged evenly spaced standard coils, providing an even balance between snare response and shell sound.
The Cylinder-Drive Strainer and Butt-End Adjuster use a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation. The adjustment dial employs "micro-lock" technology that provides precise control and prevents the snare wires from loosening during play.
Cherry wood Shell
8-ply 9mm Cherry
Dual Air Vents
Natural Satin SAS Finish
45° SONIClear™ Batter and Snare Side Bearing Edges (both with ⅜" Rounded Back-Cuts)
2.7mm Deep x 5.5" Width Tapered Snare Beds
Sonic Saver 10-Lug Hoops in Chrome Finish
Puresound Custom Series 16-Strand Stainless Steel Coils with Copper End-Plates
Remo Ambassador X Batter & Remo Clear Ambassador Snare Side
Model: BPCW4600CNW - Cherry Bomb