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      Mapex Black Panther LTD Ralph Peterson Onyx Snare Drum

      £479.00 RRP £649

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      Mapex Black Panther LTD Ralph Peterson Signature Snare drum "Onyx"

      On March 1, 2021, The Jazz community lost the fearless Ralph Peterson Jr. following a six-year battle with cancer. Ralph's fierce advocacy for maintaining the Blakey-esque hard bop traditions was evident in his drumming and in his life with a seemingly unstoppable energy and drive to play, promote, and preserve the language of America's original improvised musical art form known as jazz.

      The Spirit of Ralph Peterson Jr. carries on through his students, colleagues, band members, recordings, family, friends, and the legacy of his music that he played with undeniable conviction. Mapex celebrates this spirit and legacy with the special limited release of the Black Panther "ONYX" snare drum, an instrument designed to Ralph's preferred specs in both looks and sound finalised just two weeks before his passing and representing a style and personality missed by all who knew him.

      Mapex Celebrates Ralph Peterson as the longest running artist endorser in the history of the Mapex brand loyally playing Mapex Drums for 30 of his esteemed 35-year career.

      About the Onyx

      The deep all maple shell finished with black-plated lugs and a black lacquered exotic outer veneer is an instrument straight out of the heart and mind of the late, great Ralph Peterson Jr. This instrument pays tribute to an artist with a deep connection to the history and traditions of the aggressive hard-bop jazz style, and is able to produce whispering ghost strokes and lightning sharp rimshots courtesy of the specially finished black wooden hoops. The character of the instrument matches the character of its creator, deep in spirit and high on energy.

      Celebrating Ralph's 30 years with Mapex

      • 14 x 8 7 Ply 6.85mm North American Maple + Maple Burl Outer Venner
      • Transparent Black Exotic Maple Burl finish
      • 14 Ply Black Maple Wood Hoops - The first wood hoop snare from Mapex
      • In-Line Locking B-Lugs finished in Black
      • Black Cylinder Drive Snare Strainer System
      • Triple Vented
      • 45 degree Soniclear bearing edges
      • 2.7mm Deep x 5.5mm Wide Snare Bed
      • Evans Onyx Batter Head and 300 Snare Side Head
      • Black Panther 00's style Special Edition Gold Onyx Badge
      • Comes with Black Panther Soft Bag, and Onyx Drum Key pouch
      • Limited release drum, 1 of only 12 in the UK


      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

      A&C Hamilton is registered in England and Wales 4931075. Registered office: 946-950 Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston, PR2 1XN. Credit subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply.

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