The Mapex Black Panther 'The Sledge Hammer' Snare is some serious, heavy duty equipment. This drum bludgeons its way through the din with extreme volume and a distinct rounded tone. Its bright and focused pitch hammers through the heaviest walls of sound with ease. An all new cylinder-drive strainer uses a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation while providing precise control of the snare tension. With stainless steel snare wires for crisp, lively action, the Mapex Black Panther features the new Mapex Sonic Saver Hoop which offers increased durability whilst providing an enhanced response and feel of every rimshot. The hoops also have significantly decreased weight, perfect for achieving a natural percussive sound with much greater resonance. With Remo drumheads for a sharp and accurate response, the Black Panther Snare is ideal for a range of drumming styles and genres.