• Equinox. Photo courtesy of Julio from Neko Music, Japan

    14 x 5 Design Lab Equinox

  • Equinox. Photo courtesy of Julio from Neko Music, Japan

    14 x 5 Design Lab Equinox

Overview

The Equinox 14" Snare features a North American Maple shell, reinforcement rings and the classic styling of single-flanged hoops which evoke musical traditions and modern execution. This drum possesses the controlled articulation needed to hear the most subtle ghost notes coupled with a bright and open presence at full volume.

  • The harder all-Maple shell and edge reinforcement rings raise the frequency response in the 1-3 kHz range, giving this drum a clear and bright tone to cut through guitars, larger ensembles and horn bands.
  • The SONIClear Bearing Edge is standard on all Black Panther Design Lab Shells and allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a clearer fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range
  • Design Lab Snares feature Puresound Custom Series 16-Strand wires. The wires are medium-gauged evenly spaced standard coils, providing an even balance between snare response and shell sound.
  • The Cylinder-Drive Strainer and Butt-End Adjuster use a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation. The adjustment dial employs "micro-lock" technology that provides precise control and prevents the snare wires from loostening during play.

Photos courtesy of Julio from Neko Music, Japan and Rees Bridges. Cheers folks, much appreciated!

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    BPML4500CFB
  • Shell Size:
    14"x5"
  • Shell Construction:
    6-ply Maple w/4-ply 4mm Maple Reinforcement Rings
  • Shell Thickness:
    6mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Transparent Black SAS Finish
  • Bearing Edge:
    45Β° SONIClearβ„’ Batter and 35Β° Snare Side Bearing Edges (both with β…œ" Rounded Back-Cuts)
  • Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Staggered Sculpted Shield
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    Chrome Plated Copper Alloy Single-Flange with Claws
  • Air Vents:
    2
  • Snare Wires:
    Puresound Custom Series 16-Strand Stainless Steel Coils with Copper End-Plates
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Cylinder-Drive
  • Snare Bed:
    2.7mm Deep x 5.5" Width Tapered Snare Beds

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