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The Black Panther Range
Following the Blaster, Velvetone and Retrosonic kits, Mapex's Black Widow is the fourth kit to join this esteemed range of elite drums. Produced in limited quantities, this only makes the Black Panther Series more desirable.
A thrilling balance of attack and warmth
The Black Widow shells provide everything you could hope for from a set of drums: firepower, body and spectacular response. Suitable for any genre, the thin, Maple wood shells' centered bearing edge maximises drumhead contact, which limits unwanted overtones and produces full-bodied sounds of the highest quality. With even the slightest bit of encouragement, these drums will ignite.
None more black
Look up 'black' in the dictionary and you might find a snap of the Black Widow drums perched atop an eerie cliff face in the night. You won't need a colour chart here. From the shells' glossy, transparent black lacquer finish to the nickel-plated lugs, Mapex's vision behind the kit's noir theme is nothing short of stunning.
Remo Suede drumheads
Emphasising sweetness over raw power, Remo's Ambassador thickness drumheads impart a sense of warmth that only improves the overall end product of the drums' sound.
Sonic Saver hoops
An exclusive Black Panther component, Mapex's Sonic Saver counterhoops further focus the Black Widow's overall sound with their unique profile - also reducing wear and tear on sticks while dramatically enhancing its response.
An investment you won't regret
It might be chump change for Bruce Wayne, but the Black Widow's price tag reflects the kit's masterly craftsmanship, ground shaking power and the guarantee of a lifetime's wonderment at its remarkable range of tones. Be the envy of all your drumming peers and acquaintances with a luxury kit sure to go down in history as one of Mapex's finest ever creations.
"Drums have to be special to join Mapex's Black Panther range and the Black Widow kit definitely fulfils the entry requirements" - Music Radar
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The 'Black Widow' Configuration
- Bass Drum: 22" x 18"
- Rack Tom 1: 10" x 7"
- Rack Tom 2: 12" x 8"
- Floor Tom 1: 14" x 12"
- Floor Tom 2: 16" x 14"
- Product Name: Mapex Black Panther Black Widow 5pc Shell Pack, Black
- Product Code: BPNW628XFLK-TB
- Shell Material: American Maple Wood
- Shell Width: 5.1mm
- Plies: 6
- Hoops: Sonic Saver
- Bearing Edge: Centered, 45-degrees
- Tom Heads: Remo Suede - Ambassador
- Bass Drum Heads: Remo Suede - Powerstroke 3
- Tom Arms: TH687S x 2
- Tom Legs: SONIClear x 2
- Multi Clamps: AC910 x 2
- Hardware: Brushed Black Chrome
- Finish: Transparent Black Lacquer