Mapex MPX Series Maple Snare Drum - Transparent Black Finish - 14" x 5.5"

| Mfg # MPML4550BMB
| UPC # 635464760902
Our Price: $109.00
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Mapex USA announces the release of it's new MPX line of snare drums. MPX snares were introduced to complement the Mapex Black Panther Series of premium snare drums. The MPX line includes eight new models available with steel, maple or birch shells. Features include low mass lugs, flanged steel hoops, fully adjustable throw-offs, and Remo drumheads.

  • Model Number: MPML4550BMB
  • Shell Thickness: 6.5mm Maple
  • Shell Finish: Transparent Midnight Black
  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Snare Wire: 20 low-mass lugs
  • Heads: Remo® UX drum Heads
  • Additional: Fully adjustable throw-off
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  • *****
  • Awesome Snare!
  • January 12, 2017
  • By: Rob E.

This thing has a lot of body to the sound. Different heads yield different results quite pleasingly! I might buy a second one for different styles of music, but the one I have is excellent. It's hard to go wrong with the quality of Mapex.

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  • *****
  • Outstanding!
  • April 28, 2012
  • By: DAVID J.

Unbelievable value. The drum looks and sounds fantastic irrespective of price. Replaced the stock heads with Evans ST and cloudy batter, tuned it up and now it just pops. Nice round fat sound for a standard depth snare. AND Cascio service was top notch. Best price, free shipping. Ordered Wednesday night, arrived midday on Friday at my home in central KY. Both Mapex and Cascio are going to get a second look from me the next time I gear up!

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  • *****
  • Disappointed But Waiting
  • January 15, 2015
  • By: JOHN

I just got the 8 x 14 model of this snare and I have to say the finish is gorgeous. The light black showing the wood grain is lovely. However after replacing the heads and snare wires I was getting an awful buzz and after investigating figured out that the reason was that this snare had no snare beds cut into the shell. customer service was fantastic. Sent out a return label and have promised to ship another drum to borrow. I will re-write this review if the new drum shows up in better condition.

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Tel: (615) 773-9900; Email:; Mapex Website | Warranty Website; Drums Lifetime Parts and Labor, Finishes 1 year, Hardware 5 years

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Mapex drums are handcrafted by skilled employees who apply their talent and expertise to their craft. Premium grade hardwoods are hand-selected, creating the signature tonal and resonant properties that define the Mapex sound, and their drum finishes are durable and easy to maintain.