• 14"x6.5" Flat Black Maple Special Edition. Photo - Dorel Vintila

    14 x 6.5 Thomann Flat Black Maple Special Edition

  • 14"x6.5" Flat Black Maple Special Edition. Photo - Dorel Vintila

    14 x 6.5 Thomann Flat Black Maple Special Edition

Overview

Details are still a little sketchy on this model, but the clever money is on it being a Thomann special edition, like (going by the badge) its slightly earlier), glossier twin with the die-cast hoops

It was brought to my attention in September 2022 by Doral Vintila from Sweden. He bought it in 2020 from another drummer but didn't find out where it was bought from originally. He wondered if it was a Thomann Special Edition and I have to agree - it certainly looks like one, given the Saturn strainer. I'm still doing a bit of digging to get further information, but I've included it in the Thomann section until I learn otherwise. 

Going by the later Black Panther badge in combination with low-mass lugs, I'm estimating a build date of 2012-13.

Update: After doing some digging on the Wayback Machine, I found this listing from 2013. It looks exactly like this model (see photos below) but  states that it's a Birch shell. I sent Doral's photos to Gareth Heeley of Highwood Drums (who has forgotten more about wood and building drums than I'll ever know!) and he said that it could be maple or birch as it's difficult to tell from the available shots. I've asked Doral for some more closeups of the shell. Stay tuned! 

Photos courtesy of Dorel Vintila. Tack sΓ₯ mycket Dorel!

Specifications

  • Shell Size:
    14"x6.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Maple
  • Shell Thickness:
    5.1mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Flat Black Lacquer
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Saturn Standard Strainer

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