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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...Read More

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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
  • Maple/Birch 6-Ply 7.2mm Shell
  • SONIClear Bearing Edge
  • SONIClear Tom Suspension
  • Saturn IV style lug
  • SONIClear Floor Tom Legs
  • Armory Tomahawk Snare Drum
  • Configuration:
  • Mounted tom: 10 x 8 and 12 x 9"
  • Floor toms: 14 x 14" and 16 x 16"
  • Kick: 22 x 18"

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

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MapexArmory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Great sound (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

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5.0

Great Sound, Low Price

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from Windsor, Co

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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.

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    5.0

    awesome set

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    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.

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      5.0

      Awesome kit!!

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      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!!

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          5.0

          Great Sounding High Quality Kit

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          from Smithtown, NY

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          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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