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Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack 

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The Armory Series by Mapex features a 6-ply birch and maple that outputs a warm, focused tone. SONIClear bearing edge, tom suspension and floor tom l...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile hybrid maple/birch shells with an upgraded Armory series snare.

The Armory Series by Mapex features a 6-ply birch and maple that outputs a warm, focused tone. SONIClear bearing edge, tom suspension and floor tom legs allow the heads to sit flat and increase shell resonance. Mapex Saturn IV-style lugs ensure a firm tune while providing a low-mass aesthetic.

In addition, all Armory shell packs include the 14" x 5-1/2" Tomahawk Black-Plated snare. The Tomahawk produces a bright, focused and loud backbeat and adds style to all Armory shell packs.

This purchase includes a manufacturer trade-in offer for ANY of Mapex's Armory Series four other snare drums. You'll have two weeks after your Armory kit purchase to test out the Tomahawk and, if the Tomahawk snare doesn't fit your sound, you can trade it in directly with Mapex for one of the other four Armory Snare drums at no charge.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s):22" x 18"
  • Tom(s):10" x 8", 12" x 9"
  • Floor Tom(s):14" x 14", 16" x 16"
  • Snare:14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total Pieces:6
  • Hardware:Not Applicable
  • Cymbals:Not Applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell Material:Blended
  • Construction:6-Ply
  • Thickness (mm):7.2
  • Bearing Edge:Proprietary
  • Reinforcement Ring:Not Applicable
  • Drum Hardware
  • Material:Steel
  • Mounts:Suspended
  • Hoops:Triple-flange
  • Lugs:Standard
  • Other
  • Heads:Branded
  • Finish Type:Multiple
  • Country of Origin:China

An armory that doubles as an arsenal. Wield it today.

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MapexArmory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Huge tone (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you need quality shells on a budget, buy this kit!!!

By TXDethDrummer

from Dallas, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock, Metal, Blues, really any genre
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

    In a nutshell, I've been playing since I was in the 5th grade (1993), and have been playing the local club scene around DFW since 2001. I got my first kit in 1997, after my dad decided he didn't want me playing metal on his 1960-something Ludwig anymore. And I can definitely understand that. The thing is a classic. So I got a Premiere XPK kit that ended up lasting me 20 years, as of this year. That thing took a lot of abuse over the years, as I'm a very hard hitter, not to mention the plethora of gigs I've played over the years. I decided it was time to upgrade my arsenal and, now that I'm also in the middle of nursing school and up to my eyeballs in student loans, I wanted something that would give me the most bang for my buck. And the Mapex Armory line does the job. I just bought the shells, as I have my own rack system that's still in really good condition but, let me tell you, these drums sound fantastic!! I researched them out the *** before purchasing, listening to as many sound bytes as I could find, and so on. I can't believe they didn't cost more. Mapex really has its act together, and has the average consumer in mind. My Premiere kit has 16x16 and 18x16 floor toms, and I can actually tune the Mapex 14x14 and 16x16 lower, respectively, and still get a beautiful sound. The kick sounds like a shotgun. Those extra 2 inches of depth really help it pound. I'll probably buy a second kick eventually, just because I am used to playing on two and my style of music generally calls for that look, but the single kick still cuts through so well that I don't mind only having one for the time being. I'll just "cheat" for a while with my double kick pedal :) ... Overall, these drums are super easy to tune, and the Tomahawk snare is actually pretty nice too. I'm not a huge fan of steel snares, but it will serve well for my blues side. I'll probably eventually get the Chris Adler signature snare, because that thing sings!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All the reviews are right on,these drums sound incredible.

    By James

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

      I use these drums for everyday use and I cannot say enough about them.The bearing edge definitely makes a difference,right out of the box they sound great.Buy yourself a kit.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      its a nice drumset, i had a great discount 20%

      By Isaac

      from Colorado

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sound, Low Price

        By YouKnowMeBro

        from Windsor, Co

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy to tune
        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

          This Kit is above and beyond what I expected. It's super easy to tune, Sounds wonderful, and looks absolutely beautiful. I love the sound. The bass drum is an absolute cannon. The toms have a beautiful feel to them and the sound is one I would expect out of a $3000 kit. It is unbelievable how amazing this kit is. For a mid-range kit, it sounds 3 times more expensive than it really is. There isn't a single person I wouldn't recommend this kit to. I purchased the Black Transparent finish and it looks superb. From far away it looks awesome, and up close it looks even better. I couldn't say anything but good things about this kit. If you are on the edge about buying this kit, DO IT! Its worlds above and beyond anything else.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome set

          By BALZ

          from MOWEAQUA IL

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

            set arrived on time packaged quite well easy set up I do wish mapex would send an "owners manual" for the 800 series hi-hat all kinds of adjustments but you have to figure it out on your own. Bass drum is a cannon toms sing and the Tomahawk snare is a beast. I've owned Ludwig Premier and several Tama sets and I am very satisfied with this purchase.

            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome kit!!

            By Scott

            from Buffalo, Wyoming

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

                I bought this kit in the transparent walnut. It is better looking than the picture. The finish, bearing edges and hardware are all perfect. Mapex isn't lying about the wide tuning range and ease of tuning with these. If you are looking at these as a possibily for your next kit, stop looking and get them. Mapex lists this kit as thier top mid line kit, but don't let that fool you. These are top of the line quality. The tone and resonance of these drums is absolutely wonderful. You can also trade in the Tomahawk snare within two weeks if you want to. Who else but Mapex is doing something like that? That's right, no one. I'm keeping mine. It sounds amazing. And i've always preferred wood snares. With the quality of the Armory line, I may buy one of the other snares later just for fun. The Tomahawk is the issue snare for the line, so the other snares have GOT to be great. And 5 stars to Musicians Friend. I only got two of the free drum bags with the shipment, but I told them with the CHAT, and they shipped them the next day, and I could swear I saw something taken off of my order total as well. I must say that this was the FIRST time anything like that ever happened with any order here. MF customer service rocks. And so do the Mapex Armory drums. GET THEM!!

                (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sounding High Quality Kit

                By LIDrummerBoy

                from Smithtown, NY

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Amazing Finish
                • Easy to tune
                • Good price
                • Great Sound
                • High quality
                • Huge Tone
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Awesome Live Kit
                • Great For Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Mapex Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack:

                I have had this kit for 5 days now, and i am VERY pleased. The first very noticeable feature of these drums are the lacquer finish (I own the photon blue finish,very nice and sparkles awesome under lights.) the set up was easy, and with the Soniclear bearing edges i barely tuned them and they sound awesome (with stock heads on!) The Tomahawk steel snare has a nice cutting sound and comes with a coated ambassador on it. The bass drum is probably my favorite part. It has a very deep, fat, but full sound that you can only get with an 18X22. All in all, this kit is a high quality kit for a great price, and will give you a nice punchy sound, and the toms can sound either very deep and modern or traditional (depends on heads.)you don't need to spend thousands on shells when you can get maple/birch shells for under a grand. add on some decent cymbals, and your sure to have a stellar sounding kit. This kit is perfect for live, but would make a just as good studio kit as well, with its nice balanced tones. I highly recommend this drum set.

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