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14x 6.5 Premium Maple Wax Natural Limited Edition

14x 6.5 Premium Maple Wax Natural Limited Edition

14x 6.5 Premium Maple Wax Natural Limited Edition

14x 6.5 Premium Maple Wax Natural Limited Edition

Overview

Like its 13"x6" baby brother, this limited edition model is a bit of a strange "mash-up". It has the 2010-2013 tall rounded rectangle Black Panther badge, but features the pre-2010 low-mass lugs, 2.3mm Powerhoops and a Saturn strainer. Personally (and I have nothing to back this up - it's just a hunch) I think that Mapex had some spare maple shells and deprecated Orion/pre‑2010 hardware, and put these together as a cost-efficient special edition.

Again, if that was the case, I'm fully on-board with it - there's always room for another Black Panther model! It doesn't mean it's not a great snare - I'm sure it sounds fantastic.

Unlike its smaller sibling, I haven't found any contemporary release information for this particular model...but I'm working on it. It's the same basic configuration however, so I'm assuming the release date is roughly the same (late 2012/early 2013).

Photos courtesy of Dave at Dave's Drum Garage on Reverb. Cheers Dave!

Specifications

  • Shell Size:
    14"x6.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Maple
  • Shell Thickness:
    5.8mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Wax Natural
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    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 Saturn Standard Strainer
  • Shell Size:
    14"x6.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Maple
  • Shell Thickness:
    5.8mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Wax Natural
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    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 Saturn Standard Strainer

Released

Rarity (on release)

Rare
Rare