The Hydro is alive with fluid energy, deep and dark and bursting with character. When the music calls for a small diameter sound packing the punch of a storm surge.




SONIClear™ Bearing Edge

The SONIClear™ Bearing Edge is standard on all BP Snare drum shells and allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range. For the serious player, the increased head-to-edge contact increases shell vibration, allowing the sonic nuances of the Hybrid shell to stand out.

Air Flow Venting

One of the most thrilling elements of playing Black Panther Snare Drums is the feel of the instrument. The Air Flow Venting is key to this feel and to the overall resonance of each shell. Through a painstaking testing process, each Black Panther model has been fitted with the ideal quantity of vent holes for this ultimate feel combined with premium sound & resonance.

Cylinder-Drive Strainer

The Cylinder-drive strainer and butt side adjustment use a self-lubricating bearing to insure smooth operation. The adjustment knobs employ “micro-lock” technology providing precise tension control.


Size 13" x 7"
Shell 6-Ply 5.1 mm Maple
2.3 mm Snare Bed with 5.5” Width
4-ply 4 mm Walnut Reinforcement Rings
Edges Rounded 45° Center Cut
SONIClearTM 3/8" Outer Cut
Lugs In-Line Locking B-Lugs/ 3-Air Vents
Hoops Sonic Saver Hoops
Sound Small Diameter/ Dark


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