Mapex Black Panther NUCLEUS 14x5.5 Maple/Walnut/Maple Hybrid Snare

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Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

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Please do not come to the store before you have received the follow-up message, as your order may not yet be ready at the store.

If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.


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Product Description

The Nucleus forms part of the 2020 range of Black Panther snare drums from Mapex. Black Panther snares are known across the industry for their excellent sound, high-quality construction and striking, unique visual styles. This brand new series is no different - featuring the same attention to detail you know and love, with updates and refinements across the board. Encompassing new sizes, features and materials, there's plenty to explore. 


Build Quality 

The backbone of this 14" x 5.5" snare is an 8-ply 8.1mm hybrid maple/walnut/maple shell. It boasts a 45-degree batter side and a 35-degree snare side. Add to this a triple vented chamber, and the end result is a snare with a great sense of balance. If you're looking for a snare that's built for those driving, precise grooves, then you're in the right place. The combination of woods creates an interesting blended sound too. The central plies of walnut offer a more organic, natural tone, while the maple that it's sandwiched between provides a more classic, contemporary sound.

A number of smart features assist in other areas too. A cylinder drive snare strainer and butt-end adjuster make use of a self-lubricating bearing. This helps to create a far smoother operation. Smart microlock adjustment is present too, allowing for more accurate control over your sound, while stopping your snare wires from becoming loose while you practice, perform or record. 

Sound Reinforcement 

Tuning drums can sometimes be an annoying and time consuming process. However, thanks to the SONIClear bearing edges included here, those headaches are a thing of the past. They guarantee a great sound, even with limited tuning experience. How do they work though? They allow the head of the drum to sit flatter; this in turn ensures better contact with the shell. This leads to a lower and stronger overall pitch, as well as far more consistent tuning. The actual tuning range is enhanced too!

The SONIClear bearing edges work in conjunction with the Sonic Saver Hoops. These were especially created for the Black Panther series. They ensure that your snare remains in tune, while simultaneously improving its projection. 


  • Size: 14" x 5.5" 
  • 8-ply, 8.1mm Hybrid Maple/Walnut/Maple Shell 
  • SONIClear Bearing Edges 
  • 45-Degree Batter Side/35-Degree Snare Side
  • Triple Vented Chamber 
  • Sonic Saver Hoops 
  • Staggered 1/8" Offset Locking Lugs 
  • Black Panther Cylinder Drive Snare Strainer & Butt
  • Includes Microlock Adjustment
  • 2.3mm Snare Bed 
  • Piano Black, Solid Lacquer Finish 
  • Remo USA Ambassador Heads