This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to purchase any Design Lab Snare and receive a FREE online lesson with a Mapex Art h December 29, on. the Mapex Saturn IV line that will provide pro-level performance to players . Colors shown in this catalog are representative only, and may not be exactly the . MPX-MARS Colors shown in this catalog are representative only, and may not be exactly the same as the original. No part of this catalog may be reprinted.

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Mapex is also associated with Falcon pedals, Black Panther snare drums and kits, and Tornado starter kits. As of Aprilfour models maex produced: All Pro-Ms received a changed ply configuration and thickness resulting in an overall shell thickness of 5. Mapex built Limited Edition kits only, and a limited number of the SE kits as well.

This page was last edited on cstalogo Octoberat For the duration of the Orion’s inner “plies” were identical to the all-maple Pro-M’s inner plies, the difference being the outer “finish” ply. Mapex produces seven different lines of drums: The Saturn line is constructed of maple and walnut the oldest lines were made of basswood instead of walnut.

The Orion Series is an all-maple 6.

The difference is in the construction of the head. Archived 15 January at the Wayback Machine. Whereas the US heads were made using a poured channel technique, the China heads were crimped. Building on the foundations of the very successful Black Panther line of snares, Mapex introduced limited editions of drumkits based on those snares. They also feature Mapex 2. The aluminium hoop was folded over a steel ring that is inserted in the U-channel to hold the film in place.


In years past the V and Pro M series were called the Venus and Mars series, in keeping with the tradition of naming the kits after planets. The Maple line has several higher end features taken from the previous Pro-M line and the Birch line carries forward the M-Birch features.

These entry-level, yet highly regarded kits have improved their lugs, mounts, badges and bass drum claws. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references. With the exception of the 15th Anniversary edition Pro-M with a production run of worldwide, this set was given the figured Birdseye Maple finish of the Orion in Autumn or Jade Fade.

Mapx hoops on the Birch line 1. The overall shell thicknesses for both the Orion and the early Pro-Ms of – were identical at 6. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It is a common misconception among customers even among some Mapex retailers that these two lines of drums are similar and share the same features.

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Archived 2 January at the Wayback Machine. This new edge allows the drumhead to sit flatter and brings out an improved response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: Mapex had taken the rich sonic characteristics of walnut and combined them with the bright and articulate punch of birch. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

This left the Black Panther kits as the top Mapex line available.


This was the case only till early when production changed at the factory in Tianjin. The kit is constructed of 6 plies of wood for a shell thickness of 5. Although they are priced as midrange drums, they are considered a fully professional kit and used by recording artists such as Chris Adler from Lamb of Godwho recently switched over to the new Black Panther line of drums.


For a short time Mapex also offered the “Deep Forest” line of drums, built entirely out of Walnut or Cherry plies, as well as the Aquiles Priester signature drum kit.

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However, the quality of these series have changed since they dropped the old names. Mapex kits also come with Remo drumheads.

These two lines sharing the same first name of “Meridian” is probably the cause of this misconception. December Learn how and when to remove this template catwlogo.

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This level of customization is usually only found in high-end drum lines. The Orions are actually priced lower than most of their high-end market competition.

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It is Mapex’s flagship series and is also the most versatile kit available from Mapex as each kit can only be ordered by components. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Saturn kits come in a variety of lacquer and wrap finishes including bursts, sparkles and fades and come with the option of black or chrome hardware. No preconfigured kits are available. The Meridian Maple series feature 7-ply, 5. The result is a drum shell that projects a fusion of depth and clarity.

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