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      Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Machine - 14 x 5.5 Maple/Walnut Snare Drum

      £695.00 RRP £699

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      Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Machine - 14 x 5.5 Maple/Walnut Snare Drum

      A truly unique snare from the prog-rock perfectionist. Craig Blundell is a drummer that knows what he wants from a snare drum. Everything about the Mapex 'Machine' 14 x 5.5'' Craig Blundell Signature Snare is designed to give players of any style the absolute highest quality in every area of drum construction. From its poppy-yet-warm walnut and maple construction to its cutting-edge multi-step Trick snare throwoff, every element is designed with the professional drummer's needs in mind.

      45-degree bearing edges allow the Machine to sing at any tuning, and combine with the Mapex Sonic-Saver hoops for maximum projection. Blundell's favourite, the Puresound 'Equaliser' 16-strand snare wire setup has the centre snare wires removed to bring out the shell's rich tone. While the specially commissioned Aquarian drumheads and offset black nickel lugs mean it has the looks to match. Prog-rock drumming incorporates a huge range of styles, but with their Machine Signature Snare, Blundell and Mapex have created an outstanding all-rounder that's top of every class.

      Stunning tone, top to bottom

      Every base covered. For his debut signature series snare, Craig Blundell wanted the perfect combination of versatility and rock-solid tone. With that in mind, he chose a 6-ply walnut and maple hybrid construction - and for good reason. Walnut allows the drum to really 'pop' at higher tunings, which is complemented by the maple's classic warmth. This only becomes more pronounced as you tune the drum lower, for a beefy low-end that still retains the walnut's crisp crack - particularly on rimshots.

      Hoop and glory

      Speaking of rimshots...The Blundell Signature features Mapex's ingenious Sonic Saver hoops. Originally created for Mapex's legendary Black Panther snare drums, Sonic Savers feature a unique shaping process which creates a larger surface area on the top of the hoop, bridging the gap between the triple-flanged and die-cast methods. This makes them ideal for raucous rimshots, while also being kinder to your sticks - and your hands!

      Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Machine Specifications

      • Shell Dimensions: 14" x 5.5"
      • Shell Construction: 6-ply
      • Shell Material: Walnut/Maple Hybrid
      • Hoops: Mapex Sonic-Saver
      • Heads: Aquarian Hi-Energy Batter, Aquarian Classic Clear Reso
      • Lugs: Black Nickel Offset Tube Lugs
      • Snares: Puresound Equaliser' 16 strand snare wires


      Established in 1983 A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments maintains a healthy balance of traditional business values with a keen sense for new business ideas. Getting new customers and keeping existing customers are equally important to us. As the internet has changed all our lives we continue to grow from strength to strength applying the tried and trusted methods of traditional retail sales to this new world of internet sales and store sales. The world is a smaller place but we are all still individuals within it. It is so much more fun selling to some one you can have a chat with, either email phone or in the shop than just sending boxes via couriers. Our company has a solid financial basis to trade and all premises are owned in full by the directors.

      Our Music Shop is on the outskirts of Preston with forecourt parking for 8 cars. Our closest town is Blackpool and nearby is Lytham St Annes. Blackburn and Southport are close by. Lancaster, Morecambe, Wigan, Burnley, Ormskirk, Bolton, Leigh, Accrington are also near me. Manchester Liverpool and Cumbria are around an hour away.

      Our Address is : A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments 946-950 Blackpool Road Lea Preston Lancashire PR2 1XN

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