The Mapex Drum Company teamed up with three of their legendary artists to create new  Black Panther snare drums that reflect each artists unique personality and signature sound.

The Chris Adler Warbird:  Chris’s snare drum is custom engraved with his own Warbird design and sounds as awesome as it looks.  The 12” x 5 1/2” 6 Ply Maple / Walnut shell delivers an intense, dark punch when tuned low and an explosive pop when cranked high. With addition of the SONIClear™ Bearing Edge the sounds that this drum produces can be described as biting, powerful and quick.  Also included is a personally signed picture booklet.   SKU#: BPMW255LWH  - MSRP $649.00.


The Matt Halpern Wraith: is bone-dry, winter-sharp; the ghost notes whisper while the backbeat wails. The 14” x 6” 1.2mm Brass Shell provides the foundation for every bone shattering rim shot. The 9 vents in the shell bring a touch of dryness to the overall sound best described as warm, open and explosive. Also included is a personally signed picture booklet.   SKU# BPBR460CSB – MSRP $ 789.00


The Russ Miller Versatus: brings a balance of power and finesse.  The 14” x 4 5/8” hybrid Mahogany/Maple delivers a sound that is warm, open, and explosive. Using a unique combination of bearing edges, with reinforcement on the batter side and a rounded non-reinforced 35° bearing edge on the snare side the Versatus possesses versatility, articulation, and control.  Also included is a personally signed picture booklet.   SKU# BPMH445LRCY – MSRP $ 799.00

Warbird, Wraith and Versatus all feature Black Panther cylinder-drive strainer that uses a self-lubricating bearing to ensure smooth operation while providing control of the snare tension.  The cylinder drive strainer also provides a tactile click as it’s turned, and the adjustment dial employs micro-lock technology for precise control. With Sonic Saver Hoops as standard equipment the gap is bridged between flanged hoops and die-cast hoops. A unique shaping process creates a profile that reduces wear and tear to both sticks and hands while dramatically enhancing the response and feel of every rim shot. All drums are equipped with the artist’s personal choice of snare drum heads and snare wires.

The Warbird this is a 12” x 5 1/2” 6 Ply Maple / Walnut Shell with Black Plated hardware, custom engraved and has a MSRP of 649.00. The Wraith is a 14” x 6” 1.2mm Brass Shell, Chrome hardware, satin black finish and has an MSRP of 789.00. The Versatus is a 14” x 4 5/8” hybrid Mahogany / Maple Shell with Black Plated hardware and a Transparent Cherry over figured maple wood. All three drums come with a personally signed Artist picture booklet.