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BLACK PANTHER SNARES

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14 x 3.5 Phosphor Bronze

14 x 3.5 Phosphor Bronze

14 x 3.5 Phosphor Bronze

14 x 3.5 Phosphor Bronze

Overview

Black Panther Phosphor Bronze Snares produce a unique sound that possesses the clarity and brightness that you would expect from a metal shell, but with a warmth and depth of a wood snare drum.

Like all the Black Panther piccolo snares that were in both the pre and post 2004 ranges, the throw off will either be the original classic single cam or later Orion type, depending on where and when it was made.

Update Jan 2023

One more "score one for the power of social media". I spotted an example of the original Precious Metal badged version of this model on an eBay listing from a user called John (chaz8881) in early January 2023. Unfortunately I couldn't contact him to ask permission to use his photos as the option wasn't available, I assume because he didn't ship internationally and I was the wrong side of the pond. I reached out to the Facebook group and Bob Holmes from Ohio was kind enough to play middle man, and John agreed to sharing his shots. And in the meantime, in a "two-for-one" deal, long time contributer Zack Cruz spotted my request and sent me photos of his Precious Metal badged version too! How good is that?

Social media gets a bad rap but sometimes it really does a great job eh!

Main photo and similar from my personal collection. 

Other photos of the Black Panther badged version (with the retrofitted Die Cast hoops) from Ariel de Leon's extensive collection. Cheers Ariel!

Photos of the earlier Precious Metal badged version courtesy of John (chaz8881 from eBay), Zack Cruz and Bob Holmes. Thanks a million guys!

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    BPPB4351 (PB4353 in early catalogues)
  • Shell Size:
    14"x3.5"
  • 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:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Original or Orion Piccolo Strainer
  • Catalogue Ref:
    BPPB4351 (PB4353 in early catalogues)
  • Shell Size:
    14"x3.5"
  • 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:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Original or Orion Piccolo Strainer

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Rarity (on release)

Common
Common
Difficult to find nowadays

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