The Black Panther Design Lab “Machine” Craig Blundell Signature Snare, is a 6 ply Walnut/Maple hybrid shell delivering a warm and modern sound. The special “gated” Equalizer Puresound snare wire create a unique clarity and the staggered lugs provides a wide tuning range with powerful projection. It also features a specially commissioned Aquarian Drumheads Hi-Energy batter and Classic Clear reso head, sonic saver hoops and offset black nickel lugs 45 degree bearing edges top and bottom and a very special multi step ‘Trick’ throw off.
The Machine articulates a progressive, dynamic sound with a dark punch and drive.
It’s with an unbelievable feeling of immense pride that I can now reveal my debut signature snare ‘The Machine’ the new Design Lab artist series snare drum from Mapex Drums
‘To have a signature product is rare with an A list drum company and is something I dreamed of growing up and if I had a chance I wanted it to be something that people would really enjoy playing. I’ve been testing it this year and making subtle changes alongside Russ Miller and the team at Mapex and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.
It’s an honour beyond words to have a signature line for Mapex and it will be installed onto my touring rig with immediate effect. I want to thank Russ, Bob, Martin and Mapex for having faith in me and putting my name to a global product, this is without question one of the highlights of my musical career.’
- 14×5.5in Maple/Walnut
- Edges: 45˚SONIClear Batter Side, 35˚SONIClear Snare Side
- Sonic Saver Hoops with Black Brushed Hardware Finish
- Staggered Locking Lugs
- Puresound E1416 14″ Equalizer Series Snare – 16 Strand
- Batter : Aquarian 14″ Hi-Energy Snare
- Batter Resonant : Aquarian 14″ Classic Clear Snare Resonant