The Black Panther series features 14 unique snare drums, each with its own shell materials and dimensions. Each Black Panther includes the following:
Piston Throwoff - requires minimal effort, and has a 'micro-lock' adjustment dial that physically (but not audibly) clicks when adjusted.
Sonic Saver Hoops - riding somewhere between a die cast hoop and a triple-flanged hoop; it provides the stability to give the drum very powerful rim shots, but is light enough to not hinder the vibrations of the shell. The rounded profile of the rim also extends the life of your sticks.
Cylinder Drive Strainer - the bearings in this strainer are self-lubricating, giving you a smooth operation
Premium Snare Wires - stainless steel snare wires give the drum a dry, crisp sound.
The Retrosonic snare drum has an 8.1mm walnut shell, and has a very traditional design to create that very traditional, vintage-style sound.