The Black Panther series is developed in close collaboration with several of the major artists Mapex working with. They have shared all their accumulated knowledge and experience in everything from materials and functionality to the sizes and appearance. This has resulted in a series of truly unique drums that look great - and sound even better. Each drum has hand-built Black Panther-shells and hardware of highest professional quality. P>
Armory Series hardware is a complete line of gig-quality hardware featuring heavy-duty tubes, double-braced legs, memory locks, and the adjustability needed by the serious player. To suit each drummer's unique style and kit finish, Armory Hardware comes in chrome, black-plated, or a unique hybrid finish featuring chrome tubes and black plated fittings.
MPX snares were introduced to complement the Mapex Black Panther Series of premium snare drums, each addressing the needs of today's performing drummer. The MPX line includes eight new models available with steel, maple or birch shells. All MPX snare drums have low mass lugs, flanged steel hoops, fully adjustable throw-offs and Remo drum heads.
Falcon Series is a complete line of pro-level hardware with the features and conveniences needed by pros in the studio, on tour, or in the woodshed
Mapex has created a series of drum sets and hardware that are designed for drummers who are ready to exchange their starter kit to a drum kit in the mid-range and is super simple to tune. Mars series offers shallow depth shells in 100% Birch with a completely new type of bearing edges - SoniClear™ - which follows the drumheads edge shape, and producing a fast, clear tone with a quick rebound. The contact surface of the drumhead is therefore optimal, resulting in more power and it is also super easy to tune to the tone you want. March series hardware is designed to match the drum kits. They are strong and steady, without being oversized, and is available in both chrome and black. p>
Mars Series Hardware features lightweight yet highly functional stands and simple but sturdy pedals that will serve the needs of gigging drummers needing to lighten their load or younger players looking to make a major upgrade. Mars Hardware comes in either chrome or black-plated finish to the style of any player.
The Voyager series, both looks right and sounds right - right from the start. The shells are made of linden and the drum kit comes with completely redesigned bolts and tom mounts. Voyager comes with durable hardware from Mapex 330 Series
The Mapex Raptor Direct Drive Pedal has all of the power, stability, and security you would expect from a direct drive pedal, but has the feel that you can only get from a chain pedal. In addition to the unique design of the Direct Driver linkage, Mapex has included some of the advanced technology found on the Mapex Falcon pedal such as a smaller pedal footprint, a torque-free spring mechanism, and the unique Falcon beater with interchangeable weighted inserts. This combined formula results in a pedal with incredible flexibility and a feel that's unbelievably responsive and fluid.
Like its counterpart in Maple, the Meridian Birch series uses the same lightweight and ergonomic Isolated Tom Mounting System for maximum resonance and sustain. The thin birch shell offer plenty of attack and remarkably bright tone, providing a very clear projection with great force. The Meridian Birch series comes with hardware from the 700 Series.
The Meridian Maple sets a new standard in quality and functionality of maple drums at this level. The series features brand new designed lugs and it "Isolated Tom Mounting System". It is made of 100% maple and available in a large variety of colors. Each Meridian-set is also equipped with hardware from Mapex 700 Series.
Tornado drumsets and hardware are manufactured exclusively in Mapex wholly owned drum production facility, and built to a level of quality only our state of the art machinery, highly trained staff and expert production techniques can guarantee. Tornado drum shells are made from hand selected basswood ply's and all kits feature ball and socket tom holders for ultimate positioning and double braced hardware throughout. All Tornado kits also include a matching wood shell snare drum and are shipped with Hi Hat and Crash/Ride.
The Armory Series is the latest realization of the Mapex hybrid shell concept. A fusion of Birch and Maple delivers the ultimate tonal expression, and the SONIClear(TM) bearing edge allows the drumhead to sit flat, bringing out the best response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell. The core of the development was to produce a drum kit fully loaded with features that make the drum kit optimized and playable out of the box: included Remo drumheads, revolutionized SONIClear™ bearing edges for optimized resonance and clarity, SONIClear™ Tom Tom suspension system restricting the transfer of energy to the stands and hardware, and further strengthens the body's natural resonance.
The Horizon series sets a new standard for the drum kit in its price range. The fact is that the specifications on the Horizon series is comparable with drum kits in much higher price ranges. The shells of birch/linden gives you all the tone and punch you need, no matter what style of music you play. Horizon Series uses the newly redesigned ITS system (Isolated Tom Holder System) and hardware from the 500 series. Add together the stylish look with the superior sound and you have the perfect drumkit to start your musical journey. P>
The Meridian Black Raven Shell Kit is designed for the modern rock drummer. This special edition drum set is a limited quantity run, specific in its configuration and unique in its design and look. Made of birch/maple shells, it puts out low and dark tones with a balanced attack to match it dark exterior. The inside of the shells feature the new "Interblack" finish that enhances the resonance and projection of the drums. The Bass drum is 22"x 20" a delivers a booming low end. The shells come wrapped in a Raven-sheen black wood grain finish, fitted with satin black hardware, and are topped with Remo drumheads
The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. The award winning SONIClear™ bearing edge and the new SONIClear™ tom holder are standard features on every Saturn V set.
Saturn V MH and MH Exotic are available in the same great finishes as Saturn IV and include the same great features: SONIClear™ tom suspension, SONIClear™ floor tom legs, low-contact bass drum claws, Memory Mark™ bass drum spurs and a free-floating bass drum mount (optional). The Saturn V MH Edition features Mapex 6-Ply snares and toms, and 8-ply bass drums constructed of North American maple and walnut hybrid shells with chrome hardware.
The Mapex Drum Company continues to give younger players in search of a no-nonsense approach to tuning and playing a new ready to play drum set; The Storm series. This new upper entry set not only simplifies the process of getting a great sound but it adds an entirely new style of drum finishes and hardware options.
Storm Drums: The Storm Series sets offer shallow depth toms 100% Poplar shells complete with the new SONIClear™ Bearing Edge, which increases the contact between the drumhead and shell and allows the head to sit flat on the edge. The SONIClear™ bearing edge produces a stronger and more centered pitch and makes the drums remarkably easy to tune.