• 14"x5.5" Thomann Natural Maple Burl Limited Edition. Photo -Thomann

    14 x 5.5 Thomann Natural Maple Burl Limited Edition

  • 14"x5.5" Thomann Natural Maple Burl Limited Edition. Photo -Thomann

    14 x 5.5 Thomann Natural Maple Burl Limited Edition

Overview

One of two models released in November 2022 to surprisingly little fanfare, but spotted by Alex Wicheard (nice one - cheers Alex!).

Both feature a shell that I haven't seen before in a Black Panther: a Maple-Birch-Walnut construction, including a burl finish. Moreover, unlike a few of the Thomann models over the years, they both feature the same hardware as the standard Black Panther models in the current range. 

From the Thomann Website

Mapex 14"x5,5" Thomann Edition Black Panther Snare Drum, Finish: Natural Maple Burl Veneer, high-gloss lacquered drum shell, Black black chrome shell hardware, Sonic Saver Hoops, 7-ply, 2.75mm Maple Burl + 2.4mm Birch + 1.7mm Walnut drum shell (still trying to confirm these exact specs as they only appear on the English page and with a "t" next to the numbers), SONIClear bearing edge, off-set snare lugs, Remo Ambassador drum heads, snappy yet warm and controlled sound, limited Edition, Thomann exclusive

Photos used for reference under fair use from the Thomann website.

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    536019
  • Shell Size:
    14"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    7ply Maple-Birch-Walnut
  • Shell Finish:
    Black Matt Lacquered Maple Burl Veneer
  • Bearing Edge:
    SONIClear
  • Hardware Finish:
    Black Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Sculpted Shield
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    Sonic Saver
  • Air Vents:
    2
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Cylinder-Drive

Released

Rarity (on release)

Rare
Rare
Unspecified production quantity

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