Cherry Bomb


A re-imagined and optimized version of the original Black Panther model, the Design Lab Cherry Bomb is crafted with a medium-thick Cherrywood shell. The soft density of Cherry absorbs higher overtones, delivering a warm, focused tone and a punchy backbeat. It sounds and feels vintage but is built with modern precision, reliability, and function.

Cherry Bomb

SAS (SONIClear Attenuation System) Finish

The Natural Satin SAS Finish brings out the beautiful character of the woods used in the drums but also allows the shell to vibrate fully due to its extremely low-mass application. Thicker finishes like high-gloss add mass to the shell and shorten sustain. Future Design Lab models may employ a thicker finish to create a more focused sound.


Concept Hybrid

The Black Panther Design Lab identifies a combination of performance characteristics, called a “concept hybrid”, desired by top players based on their advanced live and studio needs. We then reverse engineer those performance characteristics by blending different tone woods, bearing edge profiles, counterhoop styles, lug casings, snare wires, drumheads, and shell finishes to achieve the desired result.

Cherry Shell

The softer Cherry shell produces a pre-EQ’d sound with a strong response in the 400-600 Hz range for strong low-end, but with a boost in the 5-7 kHz range to enhance attack, delivering a vintage tone for classic and alt-rock styles.

SONIClear™ Bearing Edge

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.

Puresound® Custom Series 16-Strand Wires

The Puresound® Custom Series 16-Strand Wires feature medium-gauge wire with evenly spaced standard coils, providing an even balance between snare response and shell sound.

Cylinder-Drive Strainer and Butt-End Adjuster

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 loosening during play.


Size: 13” x 5.5” or 14” x 6”
Shell: 8-ply 9mm Cherry, Dual Air Vents
Finish: Natural Satin SAS Finish (SONIClear™ Attenuation System)
Edges: 45° SONIClear™ Batter and Snare Side (both with ⅜“ Rounded Back-Cuts)
Snare Bed: 2.7mm Deep x 5½” Width Tapered Snare Beds
Hoops: Sonic Saver™ 10-Lug Hoops with High-Gloss Chrome Finish
Lug Casings: Black Panther Single-Screw Lugs
Snare Wires: Puresound™ Custom Series 16-Strand Stainless Steel Coils with Copper End-Plates
Drumheads: Remo® Coated Ambassador X Batter, Remo® Clear Ambassador Snare Side
Model No: 13” – BPCW3550CNW
14” – BPCW4600CNW
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