Mapex Black Panther The Versatus 14" Russ Miller Signature Snare
14x4.5/8 Mahogany and Maple Shell
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The Versatus forms part of a new selection of Artist signature models in the Mapex Black Panther range. These snares represent the character and unique sound of these classic Mapex artists, and offer the opportunity for you to have a bit of their magic in your kit.
The Versatus is the Signature Snare from Russ Miller, legendary Session drummer who has played with over 50 international artists and a range of TV Shows and movies. He has even repeatedly been voted in the top 5 session drummers in the world by readers of Modern drummer magazine!
Mapex describe the overall sound as " warm, open and explosive" and "brings a balance of power and finesse. Its got great articulation and would pretty much fit into any drum setup and for any style. the shell is made from a hybrid of mahogany and maple ply shell which gives it that warmth and versatility. When you buy this snare you will also get a personally sighned picture booklet, adding a nice touch.
Being part of the Black Panther range, The Versatus makes use of many of the professional class features that the series brings. This includes the Black Panther cylinder-drive strainer that uses a self-lubricating bearing to keep the motion smooth and the snare tension even across the drum. There's an adjustment dial to fully cusomise the motion of the strainer, and it provides a tactile and satisfying click as its turned. Mapex Sonic Saver hoops are also used, providing a mid ground between a flanged hoop and a die-cast hoop. A nice touch is that you get Russ' personal choice of snare wires and drum head fitted as standard so it's like you took the snare out of the hands of the man himself!
- The blended shell brings the punch and the drying character of the Mahogany with the projection and cut of maple.
- The unique size really focuses the drum and allows for a great amount of punch.
- Extra venting helps dry the resonance of the drum and effects the “Feel” due to air release.
- 14" x 4 5/8"
- Mahogany / Maple Hybrid Shell
- Top Side - Batter Rounded & Reinforced 45°, Snare Side - Rounded 35°
- Sound: Versatile, Articulate, Controlled
- Transparent Cherry Over Burl Finish
- Black Brushed Chrome Hardware
- Puresound 16-Strand Custom Series Snare Wire
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