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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:28 am

Hey guys
This is an All Mapex thread. Post pics of your Mapex sets, ask about them here. I myself own a Saturn Pro studio kit, so if you have any questions- here's the place to ask :)
Mapex, Istanbul Agop, Attack, Vater/O4D.
I want an endorsement :)
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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:03 am

I used to own Mapex Saturn 20x16 bass drum. It sounded like a cannon! I think Mapex drums are the best bang for the buck. The shell construction in Saturn series provides professional sound with tons of low end( the inner 2 walnut plies) projection and warmth(4 outer maple plies) for a price of a semi-pro kit. That's why I think Mapex is a great brand. Here's a quick pic of my Saturn:


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Post Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:01 am

now i have this bass drum ;) It's realy cool !!
be funky !
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Post Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:04 am

Mefiu wrote:now i have this bass drum ;) It's realy cool !!


I'm green with envy, hehe :D
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:19 am

I have a Mapex VX. Even the VX has a great sound. I've played Tama, Sonor and Gretch and still love the Mapex sound. Someday will upgrade to the Pro M.

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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:56 pm

:cry: SORRY I DON'T OWN MAPEX DRUMS. I GUESS I CAN'T BE PART OF THIS! IF YOU EVER PURCHASE TAMA SUPERSTARS OR A TAYE KIT, LET ME KNOW SO I CAN JOIN THE FUN!
ROCK ON!!!!
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:03 pm

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Post Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:03 am

I used to have a brass 13x3,5 mapex pro snare... it looked like this: (photos are not to good :/)
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Post Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:05 am

I have a Fusion Mapex Pro M set (older - maple/basswood shells). Great sound. Recently added a 16x16 floor tom (all maple).

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I really like their hardware too - specially their pedals. Sturdy yet simple.
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Post Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:26 pm

dannydrumperc - great set. Make a separate thread about your Mapex in Show Us Your Kit section!:)

PS - welcome to the forums!
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:10 am


After researching all the different drummakers, I decided that the Mapex M series would be the gbest value for what I was wanting to spend and, most importantly, they guarantee their shells for life! I only spent $650 on the initial 6pc which is a very good deal when iot comes to entry- level, maple shells. A year later, I found that the dbl bas pedal was more trouble than it wqas worth so I found an exact match to my kick drum on eBay and only had to come out of pocket w/179!!! I also found an 8"tom and now I'm in search of an 18" floor/stand mount tom. I love having two kicks since I grew into music during the 80's/90's hair metal scene. I am lstarting to think about upgrading to a Saturn Pro kit sometime ion the next year or two. For now, my M's are the shit and I'm very proud




Drums – Mapex M6225 Studio M-Series w/TranslCherry finish
8 x 8 Standard Tom
10 x 9 Standard Tom
12 x 14 Standard Tom
14 x 16 Standard Tom
16 x 19 Standard Tom
18x22 Bass Drums (2)
14x5.5 Noble & Cooley Original Alloy Classic Snare (black)
14 x 5 Mapex M-Series Maple Snare

Cymbals – Zildjian
1-10" ZXT Titanium Flash Splash
1-Pr 14" A Mastersound Hats
1-14" K mini-China
1-15" A Custom Crash
1-10" A Custom Splash
1-16" K Dark Crash Thin
1-16" A Custom Proj. Crash
1-16" China Trash
1-19" A Custom Crash
1-20" K Custom Session Ride


1-DW 5000TD HH stand
2-DW 5000TD Accelerator BD pedals
1-Rock-n-Soc Hydraulic lift gas throne
1-Tama HD boom stand
1-TAMA HD dbl. tom stand
1-Mapex 550 boom stand
2-Mapex 550 Straight stand
2-Yamaha straight stands
1-Mapex 550 Snare stand
3-Pearl misc. clamps
Mapex 550 dbl tom stand
1-LP Cowbell holder

Drum Heads _____________________________________________

Snare Top – Attack Terry Bozio Sig. 1-ply
Snare Bottom – Attack Terry Bozio Sig. ultra-thin
Tom batters – Aquarian Texture COated Double Thins
Tom reso’s – Aquarian Classic thins
Kick drum batters – Aquarian SuperKick II’s
Kick drum fronts – Aquarian HighPerf

Sticks________________________________________________

ProMark - 774 Neil Peart Sig. Japanese Oak wood tip
Vic Firth - Danny Carey Signature Stick wood tip
Zildjian – 5B Anti-Vibe wood tip
ProMark – HotRods or TunderRods for quieter rooms.
Ahead - Performance Grip tape on all sticks except the hotrods/thunder & danny carey’s


Misc. gear and tools____________________________

Evans Drum Key bit for drill
SKB road cases
Adidas Tuscany’s
LP mini blocks
Various Cowbells
Inversion Table (for a healthy back)
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:18 pm

definutly worth every penny and with teh rigth skins uve got a lush sound what ever style of music you play
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:07 pm

i own a mapex v-series drumset w/basswood shells...nice sound i also have a pro m add on 8''tom haha its nice! haha if i were to upgrade to another kit any suggestions on to match a v-series sound? :D
lets drum fast and sexy :]
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Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:14 pm

TDRUMP wrote: :cry: SORRY I DON'T OWN MAPEX DRUMS. I GUESS I CAN'T BE PART OF THIS! IF YOU EVER PURCHASE TAMA SUPERSTARS OR A TAYE KIT, LET ME KNOW SO I CAN JOIN THE FUN!
:shock: Hey... you said the magic word!
Taye! I been looking for someone who could offer some info on Taye drums.. the pro X in particular. I know about Ray Ayotte
heading the company. That's a real good thing. A good friend of mine owns a honey amber (for lack of the real name of the finish) Ayotte maple kit with maple hoop rims. I have never in all my 30+ years of playing drums found a maple shell kit to rival my bud's Ayotte!
That gets me to wondering about these Tayes. Talk about things that make you go hmmm. I live in a small town in Wisconsin and the nearest shop that carries Tayes is about an hour and 20 min drive, so I rely alot on product reviews and people in the know.
I have tried on several other websites to glom info on these rather
nice looking drums. So far.. I haven't found too much.. I guess Taye drums, although 5 years in production, haven't really "taken off"
in the U.S. just yet. Soo...does anyone out there have any experience with Taye? :?:
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