• 14" x 8" Ralph Peterson Onyx Limited Edition

    14" x 8" Ralph Peterson Onyx Limited Edition

  • 14" x 8" Ralph Peterson Onyx Limited Edition

    14" x 8" Ralph Peterson Onyx Limited Edition

Overview

Announced on 12 November 2021, this special limited release snare drum was designed (just two weeks before his passing) to Ralph’s preferred specs in both looks and sound, representing a style and personality missed by all who knew him. Ralph was the longest-running artist endorser in the history of the Mapex brand, loyally playing Mapex Drums for 30 of his esteemed 35-year career.

The deep all maple shell finished with black-plated lugs and a black lacquered exotic outer veneer is an instrument straight out of the heart and mind of the late, great Ralph Peterson Jr. This instrument pays tribute to an artist with a deep connection to the history and traditions of the aggressive hard-bop jazz style, and is able to produce whispering ghost strokes and lightning sharp rimshots courtesy of the specially finished black wooden hoops.

The character of the instrument matches the character of its creator, deep in spirit and high on energy.

Concept Hybrid: Deep/Bright/Aggressive

Only 150 made worldwide and only 12 available in the UK. 

Comes with an Evans "Onyx" Black batter head, an Evans 300 resonance head, and a fabric bag.

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    SEBPNML4800BKTB
  • Shell Size:
    14"x8"
  • Shell Construction:
    7-Ply Maple with Burl Maple Outer Veneer
  • Shell Thickness:
    6.85mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Transparent Black Exotic Burl Maple
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Transparent Black Plated
  • Lug Casings:
    Sculpted Shield
  • Hoops:
    14-ply Black Maple
  • Air Vents:
    3 Air Vent Holes
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Cylinder-Drive
  • Snare Bed:
    2.7mm Deep x 5.5mm Wide

Released

Rarity (on release)

Rare
Rare
150 units produced worldwide

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