Mapex or PDP???

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Post Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:26 pm

howdy guys
help me make my mind up???

i'm going for either a Mapex M Birch 6 piece kit
OR
PDP X7 7 piece kit

pros and cons to each please guys

all feedback is appreciated =]
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Post Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:15 pm

idk, I really like my X7. I can get a really nice sound out of it with the crappy stock heads.

but most people here are gonna tell you mapex because its 100% birch, and the pdp x7 is poplar.
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Post Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:55 pm

I'd say go with the Mapex bc birch is a great wood. the x7 however are good sets themselves. I like the way x7's look more and they have lots of options for adding to your set up
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Post Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:13 pm

Well...Mapex just discontinued M Birch and Pro M, replacing it with the new Meridian line, so, that may be a good route to take. They seem nice from what i've seen.
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Post Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:44 am

Get the best bang for your buck. :)
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Post Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:29 pm

you can get joey jordison's signature Pearl set for 699. its pretty sweet. there are a ton of options out there in price range of the pdp. decisions, decisions :?: :twisted:
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Post Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:48 pm

^^^^
ya there a lot of option in that price range.

idk, I would take my x7 over almost any set in that price range.
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Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:36 am

Yes, they have discontinued M Birch, instead they're now selling Meridian Birch... I'll recommend Mapex but if you prefer x7, that's fine... It all comes back to you...
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Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:25 pm

i just looked at the sizes of the X7's
think i'll be going for a Mapex
maybe a meridian, maybe a saturn, maybe an orion if they still do them

need a biiiiig kit so i could go custom, get it all right just for me =]
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Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:01 am

You need a "biiiiiiiiig" kit? How about mic's? :)
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Post Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:20 am

ya the mapex gives more options good choice
this isnt me putting down pdp
i own one
just saying
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Post Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:32 pm

lol i guess mics would be another option

im going for a 3 rack 2 floor combo
dunno about bass drums yet
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Post Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:49 pm

Then get the PDP. :)
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Post Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:54 pm

I prefer the look of PDP kits over Mapex, thats all really. Sound wise they're both good.
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Post Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:33 am

I have a Mapex M Birch kit and its awsome, im using it as my practice kit for when i go to my guitarists house.
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