Mapex Black Panther Phat Bob

UpandIn

Member
Anyone have any experience with the Mapex Black Panther Phat Bob that would like to give an opinion on it? Can you still get a good crack out of it even though it's 7X14? I'd go play one at the music store but nobody in my area has one. Thanks for any info
 

daredrummer

Gold Member
I don't have one either, but my friend does, and I tried a few different tunings on it and experimented.

The first thing you should know is that it's got rounded bearing edges, giving it a spread out and almost vintage kind of feel. It's still very deep, and sounds killer when tuned low. At medium and high, you get a bigger crack, however because of the rounded bearing edges, it's not as big as it could be (not necessarily a bad thing.)

If you're looking at big snares that still have a nice crack, you may want to go with a model that has 45 degree edges. Tama makes a load of 6 and 6.5 snares that deliver a lot of power and a lot of crack.
 

dapperdan

Member
I will make this short and sweet .......

All Black panthers and good, and the metal snares are great!
The fat Bob will be .... well FAT, meaty , deep , and puchy!..

Over all, just try it out and if you like it buy it
 

uniin

Gold Member
man i really think he tunes all his snares so poorly in his videos... they sound so bad
 
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