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13 x 5.5 Phosphor Bronze

13 x 5.5 Phosphor Bronze

13 x 5.5 Phosphor Bronze

13 x 5.5 Phosphor Bronze

Overview

Not an easy one to track down this as they weren't in the range for very long. There do appear to be a few floating around however if you're really lucky! The catalogues only ever show this model with Powerhoops, but I've seen a few examples over the years with Die Casts (as in Ben Nicolls' example show below). Not 100% sure if these were special orders or retrofits, although I tend towards thinking the latter. 

This model always comes with the Precious Metal badge, as it was retired in the 2004 refresh when that series was rolled up into the main Black Panther stable. 

The chrome hardware one with Die Casts shown in the gallery is my one of my personal snares. It isn't as actual badged Black Panther, although it's the same shell. I've seen a couple of these over the years but really not sure on their background. Any further information gladly accepted. 

Main photo and similar courtesy of Urs Rhyner from Switzerland. Cheers Urs!

Other photo of the 2.3mm Powerhoops version, used with the kind permission of Shimano Lefty of  Mapex Japan.

Pictures of the Die Cast hoops version kindly provided by Ben Nicholls - thanks Ben!

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    PB3553
  • Shell Size:
    13"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Phosphor Bronze
  • Shell Thickness:
    1.2mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Natural Polished Bronze
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Black Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    8
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Orion Standard Strainer
  • Catalogue Ref:
    PB3553
  • Shell Size:
    13"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Phosphor Bronze
  • Shell Thickness:
    1.2mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Natural Polished Bronze
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Black Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    8
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Orion Standard Strainer

Released

Last Spotted

Rarity (on release)

Uncommon
Uncommon
Very difficult to find nowadays.

Catalogue Appearances