Mapex Armory Exterminator 14 x 6.5 inch Snare Drum
The Mapex Armory ARBW4650RCTK Exterminator 14 x 6.5 Snare Drum has a broad spread and a powerful attack that your bandmates will feel in their gut.
- The scream of Birch and the Punch of Walnut unite to produce a balanced blend of tone and attack
- The SONIClear Bearing Edge, standard on all Armory wood shell models, allows all drumheads to sit flat and tune effortlessly and respond with a stronger fundamental pitch
- The precision tooled solid steel Armory Tube Lugs deliver greater tuning accuracy and shell stability while giving the drum an elegant yet modern appearance
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Mapex's 6.5 x 14-inch Armory Exterminator Snare Drum mixes power with depth, thanks to its 7-ply birch/walnut hybrid shell. The walnut gives it a dark, earthy tonal character that stays very nicely balanced at all dynamics, and the birch gives you that extra hint of brightness on rimshots and really loud attacks.
The SONIClear 45-degree bearing edge is fully rounded on the outside, designed to keep the head from sitting too high like they do on older, thinner bearing edges. This results in more resonance from the shell, giving you a clearer tone with each hit. The sound is fuller and bigger than it would be otherwise. With a SONIClear bearing edge the head is also able to vibrate more freely, and that means longer decays and the elimination of dead sounds. It's also far easier to tune a drum with a head that sits well on the bearing edge, so you don't need to have tuned drums for years to get yours to sound great.
Tube-like lugs contact the shell as little as possible to further increase its resonance, and 2.3mm Power Hoops keep your sticks from getting eaten too quickly as they lock the drum's tension down.
14 x 6.5-inch size snare drum
6.85mm 7-ply Birch/Walnut shell
Dark, Focused and Balanced
Ebony Stain over Figured Wood
2.3mm Power Hoops
Piston Strainer with Vertical Throw-Off