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Mapex Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack  Bloodwood

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The Mars Series Shell Pack offers 100% birch, 6-ply and 7.2mm shells with shallow depths complete with the SONIClear bearing edge, producing a fast a...Click To Read More About This Product

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A no-nonsense, high-end performance drum set at a mid-range price.

The Mars Series Shell Pack offers 100% birch, 6-ply and 7.2mm shells with shallow depths complete with the SONIClear bearing edge, producing a fast and clear tone with a quick stick rebound. The SONIClear bearing edge allows for the direct transmission of sound, reduces unwanted frequencies and provides a strong fundamental pitch and an effortless tuning experience especially at lower tunings.

The SONIClear tom suspension and floor tom feet (simiar to the Saturn IV system) increase overall resonance by preserving vibration in the shell and keeping stress away from the tension rods, helping the heads stay in tune. Additionally, the 2-up and 1-down configuration keeps all the toms within easy reach while the extra deep bass drum produces a powerful, yet naturally equalized tone.

Additionally, a matching Mars Snare Drum gives a unified look to the set while providing a solid fundamental crack.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s):22" x 18"
  • Tom(s):10" x 7", 12" x 8"
  • Floor Tom(s):16" x 14"
  • Snare:14" x 6-1/2"
  • Total Pieces:5
  • Hardware:Not Applicable
  • Cymbals:Not Applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell Material:Birch
  • 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:Wrap
  • Country of Origin:China

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MapexMars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (4)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

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5.0

Raises The Bar

By Matrixv01

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mapex Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack:

      The new Mapex Mars is the most feature-packed, best looking, best sounding, best built kit in it's price range. It easily competes with higher end kits for pure sound. The combination of 100% birch shells and the new Soniclear Bearing Edge produce a thick, punchy, and deep tone with an incredibly broad tuning range and controlled sustain. The drum/hardware color combinations, the new Saturn style "shield" lugs, the Soniclear Bearing Edge and Soniclear Tom Mounts are killer. If you're considering a PDP Concept, Tama Silverstar, or Pearl Export, check these out.

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      4.0

      Ugly

      By Jan

      from Ga

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Mapex Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack:

        I wanted to get this kit, but the finishes (all of them) are ugly and cheap looking. I prefer lacquer, but would have bought, if they looked good. I know looks aren't as important as sound, but I couldn't spend money on something so ugly. That being said, they sound nice.

         
        5.0

        Killer sound, easy tuning.

        By Fly75

        from Birmingham,Al.

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

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            Comments about Mapex Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack:

            I bought this kit to replace my Superstars.To be honest I wasn't expecting anything great, man was I surprised.I'm not a world class drum tech, and I hate tuning drums, but this kit tuned up in just a few minutes.I had 3 lugs out of the floor tom and the rest were very loose and still got a clean tone.I was planning on buying a Starclassic kit, but honestly I have scratched that plan now.I can't wait to get better heads on them and fine tune everything.Best buy on the market.

             
            5.0

            Crafting at its finest

            By Ryan

            from San Diego CA

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive

            Cons

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                Comments about Mapex Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack:

                I play a lot of punk rock and I pretty much love this kit because of the sound. The toms sound great even without puting effort in tuning it. The kick drum has a nice boom sound to it perfect for my style of music. i really like the smaller tom (forgot tge size) it has this overtone that rings but not too much, but just perfect. I got mine in Nightwood and i love the way it looks. Toms also have that thing where it kinda bounces when u hit them reducing the vibration, maintaining the quality of the sound. Ill change my drums heads to Evans though. All in all I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Happy I got this kit!

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