Black Panther snares. whats your view?

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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:49 pm

simple as subject says.

ive got a Hammered steel BP snare. i think its got a great crack and spot on response. articulates everything.

anywways want to know if you've played one or havent got a clue.

id love to try there wooden snares.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:13 pm

I've got a BP Walnut 14x6.5. I great, throaty, warm and very versatile. Depending on the tuning you get a sound that is good for jazz and rock.
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:51 pm

I have a Black Birds Eye Maple BP, 6 1/2 x 14, its an amazing Drum . Its actually one of the first run of its kind I was lucky to get ahold of it. One of the better Maple snares of its size that Ive heard or own. Incidently I own about 15 snares.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:02 pm

cool i would love another one. prob get one in the new year. for new gonna invest in a decent 2ndary drum. now to decide maple or walnut or stick with metal? i dunno.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:55 am

I'd buy a wood snare, to have 2 different timbres. My next snare is definitely going to be metal(Probably DW copper 14x5.5).
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:33 am

That DW copper is great, I played one at a music store.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:58 am

I've happened to play a Black Panther 10x5,5 Maple - great aux snare! :)
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:03 pm

Qbs wrote:I've happened to play a Black Panther 10x5,5 Maple - great aux snare! :)

I actually own one, its killer.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:54 pm

Yeah I'm with you lot, they're a sweet drum, I used to have a Birdseye Maple 14 x 3.5 though being as small as it was it had a real full sound with good response. I've since started using metal snares as I like the raspy sound and a good amount of ring, trying to get 'em to sound like swords clashing haha.
So the hammered snare, Im kinda interested in these, I saw one at the local shop and was giving thought to buying one, ive been stuck on an electronic for almost the past year :shock: , i really miss that feel and the thumping from real drums.. its been to long :!:
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:31 pm

well i havent played a premium metal bp snare, so i cant compare but the hammered i have is a class wee un'. its just as its described on the webby.

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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:48 pm

I love BP. I don't like to use anything else. I need to get one that's 6 to 7 inches deep. I'm tryring to decide between maple and hammered phosphor bronze...probably going with bonze because the set I'm going to buy comes with a 7x14" maple snare already.

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Qbs wrote:I've happened to play a Black Panther 10x5,5 Maple - great aux snare! :)

I actually own one, its killer.


I've got one too. It's the older one with the flat black birdseye finish. I love this thing. Loud as hell with a nice crack. I've used it as an auxillary, a tom, a timbale and a main snare. Got it used for $100.

I've also got a 3.5x14" phosphor bronze. I love how everyone tells me that they won't hear it because it's too shallow and has not bottom end and then after I play they all come back over and tell me how sweet it sounds and that it has a decent amount of low end for a regular depth snare. Got this one used for $100 too.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:20 pm

quikstang2 wrote:I love BP. I don't like to use anything else. I need to get one that's 6 to 7 inches deep. I'm tryring to decide between maple and hammered phosphor bronze...probably going with bonze because the set I'm going to buy comes with a 7x14" maple snare already.

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Qbs wrote:I've happened to play a Black Panther 10x5,5 Maple - great aux snare! :)

I actually own one, its killer.


I've got one too. It's the older one with the flat black birdseye finish. I love this thing. Loud as hell with a nice crack. I've used it as an auxillary, a tom, a timbale and a main snare. Got it used for $100.

I've also got a 3.5x14" phosphor bronze. I love how everyone tells me that they won't hear it because it's too shallow and has not bottom end and then after I play they all come back over and tell me how sweet it sounds and that it has a decent amount of low end for a regular depth snare. Got this one used for $100 too.

Right on!
I have the same one
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:37 am

Got a Black Birdseye Maple 14x5.5" meself...not the best tbh... only really works well at mid to high tuning on the batter and the resonant cranked up to the max.. the wood is audible.. but doesnt record or particularly play at low tuning.
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:41 am

Copelandesque wrote:Got a Black Birdseye Maple 14x5.5" meself...not the best tbh... only really works well at mid to high tuning on the batter and the resonant cranked up to the max.. the wood is audible.. but doesnt record or particularly play at low tuning.


How are the bearing edges?
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Adonis2121 wrote:
Copelandesque wrote:Got a Black Birdseye Maple 14x5.5" meself...not the best tbh... only really works well at mid to high tuning on the batter and the resonant cranked up to the max.. the wood is audible.. but doesnt record or particularly play at low tuning.


How are the bearing edges? I actally had the ones on my 5.5x10 redone , just cuz I wanted a bit more clarity.
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