The Black Panther Design Lab Versatus System represents the pinnacle of instrument design. Groundbreaking innovations combine with drum-building mastery to form a unique and extremely versatile instrument. The hybrid Maple and Mahogany shells use the chamber-specific designs of the Black Panther Design Lab systems. Plies get progressively thicker, depths graduate by 1/2”, bearing edges change and the SAS ring system modulates as the drums get larger in diameter. The combination of these details creates an amazing symphony of instruments in one kit, where each and every drum sounds perfect!
(Janka Scale Hardness for Hard Maple = 1450 / Mahogany = 1100)
Update May 2023
Although this kit (along with all the Design Lab Black Panthers) was supplied with the "controversial" MAATS tom mounts, you can see Jason Black has had his replaced with HALO mounts, supplied by Josh Beyers of Denver Percussion. I won't lie - I think this is a much better option: your mileage may vary...
Shots of the kit with MAATS to HALO tom mount conversion courtesy of Jason Black. Cheers Jason.
Other photos - Mapex.
Shell Construction:Maple and Mahogany
Shell Thickness:7.55mm Toms and 14" Floor Tom, 9.95mm Floor Toms (16" and over), 10.25mm Aux Drum and 18" Bass Drum, 10.95mm Bass Drums (20" and over)
Shell Finish:Peach Burl Burst
Bearing Edge:45° Toms, 60° Floor Tooms and Bass Drums
Hardware Finish:Black Brushed
Lug Casings:In-line Locking I-Lugs