• 14 x 5.5 Derico Watson Red Sparkle. Photo - Derico Watson

    14 x 5.5 Derico Watson Red Sparkle Burst

  • 14 x 5.5 Derico Watson Red Sparkle. Photo - Derico Watson

    14 x 5.5 Derico Watson Red Sparkle Burst

Overview

Here's one I spotted in the wild a while back but I was waiting for permission to show it. It's a red sparkle Black Panther (owned by Derico Watson and it showed up on an old Facebook post.

Derico kindly gave me permission in October 2022 to add it to the site, I'm afarid to say I pushed my luck to see if I could get any more information. A day or so later and, star that he is, he had checked directly with the Mapex team, who said that it's a rare drum, probably a prototype, and most likely a 6ply, 7.8mm all maple shell. 

With the exception of the Thick Maple, some Aquiles Priester customs and some Japan only custom models it's the only sparkle Black Panther I've seen.

Pretty isn't it? 

Photo courtesy of Derico Watson. Thanks a million for all your help Derico 😻

Specifications

  • Shell Size:
    14"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    6ply All Maple
  • Shell Thickness:
    7.8mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Red Sparkle Burst
  • Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Orion Standard Strainer

Rarity (on release)

Unique
Unique
Owned by Derico Watson

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The Mapex Black Panther Archive

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The Mapex Black Panther Archive is a fan project, aimed at celebrating the world's best snares. It is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by Mapex, KHS, or any local distributer.