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Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack  

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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
  • Birch 6-ply 7.2mm shell
  • SONIClear bearing edge
  • SONIClear tom suspension
  • Saturn IV style lug
  • Matching snare drum
  • Configuration:
  • Kick drum: 22 x 18"
  • Mounted toms: 12 x 8"
  • Floor tom: 14 x 12" and 16 x 14"
  • Matching snare: 14 x 6-1/2"

Mars will take you over the edge...and beyond. Order today.

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MapexMars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Huge tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for your buck

By 72down drummer

from Houston, TX

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Pros

  • Crisp
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Rock

Best Uses

  • Metal
  • Rock

Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

I've owned several drum sets in my life but this takes the cake. The sound is incredible. These drums are worth far more than they are charging. Right out of the box these sounded great and they were easy to tune. I have heard mediocre reviews about Mapex in the past but the are PRO drums at mid/entry prices. I am extremely happy with this purchase. I got the Nightwood finish and they look great.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By Drew

from Spring Creek, NV

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal
    • Rock

    Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

    Sounds so great. Owned a pearl export, and a pdp set, this one leaves them in the dust. Even the stock heads sound great. All was very easy to assemble, and looks spectacular in night wood. Very powerful kick/floor toms, very melodic rack tom and the snare is great too

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good kit for $$$

    By Samuel

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    Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

    a good sounding and looking kit for the $$$...my only complaint is that, from the factory, the heads were all way too tight, and once a head is stretched, it will need replaced

     
    5.0

    Great all around kit at a great price

    By schaz

    from Erie, CO

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

        Great shell pack for the price. Solid sounds and well made.

         
        5.0

        Amazing!!

        By Nickname?

        from Birmingham, AL

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        Pros

        • Good Looking
        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • ALL

          Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

          These drums are killer!! I bought these a few weeks ago and they are completely mind blowing! Never knew a set in this price range would have such a amazing sound! The snare and the bass are the highlight out of the set! The toms sound really good and big with sound. The snares crack is so smooth and crisp and the bass gives you that big punch! Love the wood grain wrap on this! I got the smokewood and it is very very good looking!
          If you are looking for a new drumset and don't want to spend a thousand on a shell pack get these!!! Slap new heads on them and you are good to go!

           
          5.0

          Why I would purchase again!

          By Chuck

          from Cincinnati, Oh

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

            I have owned many different sets of drums over the last 20 years. Ive owned Several sets of Tama, Gretsch, Pearl and so on. Ive always been against Mapex (for no reason at all)......but after reading dozens of reviews i took a chance and purchased the "smokewood crossover'' kit and they sound phenomenal! Ive always been a fan of maple shells until i bought this kit, the Birtch shells (if tuned correctly, i use Evans G2 clear on my drum sets) give you a fanatastic sound. IMOHO, The drums are the right set up. One up and Two down configuration 12-14-16 and a 22 base drum can rock any venue. I'm very partial to a wood snare sound but this set came with a steel snare and surprisingly the snare sounds great. The drums are very responsive,sensitive and the rebound off of these drums is stupid awesome! Lastly, the kit looks the part, they look fantastic & these kits (or at least this kit) is well made....the quality of the hardware from the lugs and so forth are top notch. Very easy to tune and set up. Great job MAPEX!

             
            5.0

            Great Drumset!

            By Seththedrummer

            from Crestview, FL

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

              Awesome kit, easy to set up, PERFECT quality and look.

               
              5.0

              Yes, I would buy this Kit again!!

              By Thump

              from Rockland, Maine

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Mapex Mars Series 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack:

                The quality of the kit is well made especially for the price range. The only negative is the stock heads. After replacing them with Remo 360 Hydros the sound quality was right up there with my Gretsch set.

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