The core of your kit. Assert your groove in any genre. The Mapex Black Panther Nucleus Snare Drum is a maple-walnut hybrid snare with full-bodied tones and ferocious attack. A brand new addition to Mapex's acclaimed Black Panther range, the Nucleus benefits from a combination of two separate tonewoods: maple and walnut. Maple wood provides the warm, all-purpose snare tones you know and love, while walnut - a much harder wood - is known for powerful, focused attack. With a chunky, 8.1mm thick shell, the Nucleus is the perfect vessel for projecting this thrilling blend of sonics, all while offering an abundance of low-end. Its versatile palette of sounds make it a reliable snare for virtually any musical setting. Not forgetting its chrome-piano black theme. It'll complete your existing set-up with a sense of effortless style.