well here goes about mapex
dont be fooled by shiny colours - i love my drums BUT mapex mmmm
1 the hardware is poor quality
2 the ply quality are poor uneven cheap cuts
3 the maple rings for the bass drums poor cheap ply cuts
they ll break/snap easily if your not careful
the hardware is pretty cheap and not interchangeable.
avoid anything below a saturn. - even so the lugs are still the same cheap quality as found on the m and pro m. and the maple rings too.
new - buy - gretsch catalina / or pacific these are pretty good cheap new models.
My advice is, if you want cheap and great buy a secondhand premier - APK. rock solid ! or pearl MLX, or a 70s rogers! all about £400 for a good one -many to be found on ebay and great sounding drums!
I purchased my kit from Drum Center, Indianapolis. I payed a little under $1000 for a 6 piece kit(w out hardware). 22" bass drum 14" snare 10, 12, 14, 16 toms.
The first thing that caught my eyes was the color. I purchased the ice blue fade. Each drum fades from blue-white. Very beatiful. The drums have great overtones while still keeping the the pinginess(is that a word?) down. The warmth is amazing(mapel shells). I really love this kit. Well worth the money. Sure a Tama Star_Classic would be a bit better. But hey, it's also about 5 times the price!
Complants, none. Great craftsmanship
The shells are MapelMahogany. The hardware, steel. Bass whoops are wooden
I put on Remo Renasance(sp?) Emperor heads on it. I have not even had the smalled screw fail on me. I would recommend these kits for anyone.
Nothing but the best for my money, and this is the best, and it's my money!
Hello everyone, well I have this drumkit for about a year and I must say that overall it's a drumkit that sounds good.
I went through a lot of brands such as first xpk old model, pearl elx, yam custom stage, sonor force 2005, remo mastertouch, and I even started with the deep and Maxtone ....( and yes)
we can for the team Mapex with Remo Emperor on toms, sand pine stripe for the GC and tite zildjian k config and it sounds from hell, the sound is slamming with sustain and a good control . great sound on stage as much like home. for caiise clear I kept my first since Mapex lacked a slamming my taste, however small flat for floor tom that I find a bit hard to give (I have a config 10, 12, 14, 20 and CC 14), but if you add a 16-tom so it's a very good drumkit semi pro, and very good value quality price. more ciao
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