The Mapex Sledgehammer's unique fit and finish belie its workhorse appeal. This snare really can handle it all, from punk and black metal to country and soul. Its handsome, 1.2mm hammered antique brass shell has a delightfully modern character and tremendous projection, with the complex bite and sensitivity that only brass can achieve. Yet with very little damping, this Black Panther turns pussycat, capable of woody, punchy, and dry overtones to serve any song. The Mapex Sledgehammer's heavy-duty brushed Sonic Saver Hoops and 45-degree bearing edges give it a wide tuning range, while its smooth throw off makes it easy to dial in some coveted snare tones.