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Mapex M Birch Fusion 5-Piece Drum Set with Free 8" Tom
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The 8-ply, 7.2mm all-birch shells deliver an incredible high-end attack, with narrower midrange, and plenty of bottom end punch. Double-braced hardwa...Click To Read More About This Product
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Killer tone, solid construction, eye-catching looks, and a Free 8" tom!
The 8-ply, 7.2mm all-birch shells deliver an incredible high-end attack, with narrower midrange, and plenty of bottom end punch. Double-braced hardware, cymbal accentuators, and a gorgeous 8-coat lacquer finish on the maple veneer exterior assure you solid performance and gorgeous looks. Features upgraded hardware with a retractable-tilter boom stand and a footboard stabilizer for the bass drum pedal. Cymbals not included.
- 22" x 18" bass drum
- 10" x 8" rack tom
- 12" x 9" rack tom
- 14" x 11" rack tom
- 5-1/2" x 14" snare
- FREE 8" x 8" bonus tom with TH684 single tom arm and AC901 multiclamp
- S550A snare stand
- H550A Hi-hat stand
- P550A pedal
- C550A cymbal stand
- B550A boom stand
- TH650 tom holder
- TH684 tom holder
- Remo heads
Reviewed by 20 customers
I got these drums just a few weeks ago and WOW!! Amazing sound on every level, even with the factory heads! The great thing about birch is that it has great potential for awesome high and low end sound. The 14" floating floor tom provides a great low while the 8" provides the punchy, high sounds. The snare is great out of the box and even better with a Remo weatherking head. The bass is like a cannon when an evans EMAD head. Overall great quality sound and durability and an INCREDIBLY low price!!!
This set is amazing. It looks beautiful and sounds great two. You'll need to tune it up whenever you get it, maybe put some new heads on it but after that you've got yourself an amazing set.
Great kit all together. The looks are great and sound is what I was looking for. It's definitely a fusion set with a high end sound. The toms are piercing with great projection. Snare is crisp and the bass drum is deep and loud.
This is the first kit I have purchased in 16 years so I was a little out of touch with the sound quality of the drums that were out there. I did some research and found the Mapex kit made of birch, that came with stands and an extra tom and I had to give it a shot. I am very impressed with this kit! It looks beautiful and sounds great, even with the heads that come with it. The snare is pretty average, but still good quality. I plan on upgrading later. This kit is a great value! Buy with confidence!
I just got these Friday and drummers listen up, these are the most incredible drums I've ever had the honor of sitting behind, Beats Pearl Masters by a LONG shot!!!! I got them in the Transparent Purple, and they are gorgeous, I put Evans G2 coated heads on all the toms, and the Evans EQ3 bass drum head on, with Aquarian tom dampening rings, and the closest sound I can compare them to would be Mike Portney or Joey Jordison's kit. The benefit of having the fusion kit allows you to put the toms very close together thus allowing the freedom to go crazy with tom fills without reaching all over the place. This kit has such a rich sound, I've owned Tama, Pearl and DDRUM and this takes the gold, honestly worth every penny, and having the bonus 8' tom is such a wonderful gift, it adds so much to any style you play. These drums are perfect for metal, hard rock, jazz, pretty much anything, the sound it produces is capable of going with any style you can think of. The only 2 problems I have had with this kit is not having a 16' tom, but I'm sure a phone call to Mapex to special order one won't be an issue. And the snare, I've tuned every way I can, and it just sounds like a snare from the 80's; too thick, and too fat, but once again a problem that can be solved by just ordering another snare, I'm thinking either a Mapex black panther snare, or the Joey Jordison Pearl signature snare. So all in all, a very excellent product with the only problems being that of one's taste and preference. So get this kit!!!! You will not ever have to have another, and after sitting behind it, you'll never want another. You'll be Mapex for life.
Right when I thought there wasn't a drum set in an affordable price range and one that looked as beautiful as it sounds, I found this Mapex. I did my research before I bought my set and Mapex isn't messin around, they have some of the best drummers in the business playing their drums. And know I'm proud a proud owner of this beautiful fusion set ( transparent amber ). Seriously, if you're looking for a set thats good to you and your wallet, look no further.
I bought this kit to replace my old one and it is simply amazing, and yes it sounds as good as it looks, it even comes with somewhat decent heads. Mapex offers the best quality for the price, great job Mapex.
I receved this kit on christmas of 2007. awsome quality, the snare is loud, and just awsome. The toms are warm and can produce alot of sound. The birch gives the toms a good warm sound. I reccomond remo coated Ammbassador on the snare, and Remo Pinstripes or Evans EC2 clears on the toms. The bass drum is loud and has a PHAT sound. It sounds good with the factory head. And is breathtaking with and AQUARIAN SUPER KICK 2. This kit has the quality of brands like DW, without the price.
You can have some beater for your practice kit. This will suddenly turn into your main and it won't break the bank. Quality woods, beautiful finish. Definitely much better than any "intermediate/mid-level" kit you will ever find. Tasty snare, thunderous bass drum. Of course, Mapex isn't known for heads, but you can still obtain a decent sound with the ones included. Outfit this kit with some cymbals and get on the road. Great for recording or live. Huge projection!
First of all, wow! Right out of the box, this kit sounds amazing! I've been playing for twenty years, and played many different kits. I've also owned a few. Ludwig, Tama, and due to life circumstances my last kit was a Mark II. The way a drum sounds is all in how you tune. Good tuning on a crappy kit = great sound. With this kit even bad tuning sounded pretty good. When I got this kit I was so excited to play a good kit again, I quick tuned it. My wife of five years, and girlfriend of ten, who really hasn't cared to listen for years, sat in awe! After a good two hour tuning session, they are just what anyone would expect from a $5000 kit from that other drum company. (I think you know who I speak of!) I've always wanted a birch kit and for the price I had to check it out. I'm sooooo happy that I did. I'm sure to change the bass head for a super kick II and cut me a sound hole. In twenty years I've learned alot, and resonant heads tight batters just a bit looser record and mic the best. Small sound hole on the bass resonant and super tight tune make a great sound. And for anyone using tape, moongels, or any dampers for that matter, either on drums or cymbals, you should have taken more time to choose the cymbal,or get the right head! With a little more effort, you can achive the sound you want, without taking away from the makers experience. In reality, sound choice is a matter of opinion, but my time on stage and in the studio justify my methods. Hey, God bless, and keep on playing no matter what you play! Music is the greatest gift anyone can recive, so use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!