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Mapex Pro M 5-Piece Rock Drum Set with Free Snare   

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The Mapex Pro M 5-Piece Rock Drum Set was built for sheer power and speed in a classic rock configuration that's available only here. This set featur...Click To Read More About This Product

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A FREE Black Panther snare makes this one the big cat in the rock drum set jungle!

The Mapex Pro M 5-Piece Rock Drum Set was built for sheer power and speed in a classic rock configuration that's available only here. This set features a FREE P580A double bass pedal (a $350 retail value!) for spine-tingling double bass grooves and extreme shell sizes that will inspire your "rock 'til you drop" power grooves and bombastic tom cadences. This is a discontinued kit. Cymbals not included.

  • FREE 7" x 12" Black Panther Snare Drum ($499 value)
  • 24" x 18" Bass without tom holder bass mount
  • 14" x 10" rack tom
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 18" x 16" floor tom
  • 8" x 14" matching wood snare
  • Single tom holder
  • 500 Series snare stand
  • 500 Series hi-hat stand
  • P580A double bass pedal
  • 500 Series boom stand (2)

Pro M 5-Piece Rock Drum Set with Free Snare


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(based on 27 reviews)

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Mapex Pro M Series

I've been playing drums for around 25 years now. I've owned everything from Pearl Masters kits to Yamaha Recording Custom. I debated for a couple months what I wanted to try next. I...Read complete review

I've been playing drums for around 25 years now. I've owned everything from Pearl Masters kits to Yamaha Recording Custom. I debated for a couple months what I wanted to try next. I finally settled on a Pro M kit from Mapex. To be honest, I really can't complain. The first thing you'll need to do however is put some good heads on these drums. The stock heads are absolutely horrible. I threw some remo coated emperors on the toms and a coated ambassador on the snare and it warmed this kit up 100 percent. The 12" mounted tom and 16" floor tom now sound as good as any "high end" kit I've ever owned. The maple snare that comes with the kit "14" x "7" is OK. With the new head, proper tuning, and a tiny bit of muting, it's really not that bad. I still prefer a brass snare drum, but this one will definitely get you by. The 22 x 20 bass drum sounds great. Cut a hole in your resonant head, throw a small blanket in there and play away. The hardware I am pleased with as well. I don't think it's quite the quality of Yamaha but for the money you can't go wrong. The free side snare that comes with it sounds pretty cool actually. I sold mine however, because I just don't use a side snare. Overall, I would recommend this kit for anyone who wants a very good sounding kit that looks very nice as well. You will not get booed off of any stages when you set this up I promise ya. However, I would compare this kit to Yamaha Tour Custom or Pearl Session SMX series. Go to your music store and listen and I think you'll like this kit. Good luck !


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Own It No More

Had this kit for about 1 week, played it and tuned it everyday. First of all, the bass drum is not 24x18 - it is 24x17.5. Not that big of a difference but...Read complete review

Had this kit for about 1 week, played it and tuned it everyday. First of all, the bass drum is not 24x18 - it is 24x17.5. Not that big of a difference but that is how deep it is, not 18". Tried different tuning ranges. The drums sounded best in the low range. The 18" floor tom did ROCK, thats for sure. But the bass drum was not all that great. The bass drum was not all that "meaty" and did not quite project anywhere near what I was expecting. The hardware wasn't great either. The boom stands were nice, but the double pedal (sorry for lack of a better term) sucked. What a horrible pedal. The worst I have EVER played (since 1983). The snare stand angle adjustment very is limited. I never tried the hi-hat stand. The 14x8" snare drum didn't sound good at any tuning range (high, med, low). The Black Panther 12" was ok, not bad, definitely not great. Overall, I did not keep this set, waste of money and space. Hope this helps.

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Perfect in the studio

By RockGearReviews.com

from Memphis, TN

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Let me start out by saying that I'm not a drummer. I can play a little, but it's not my forte. I am a recording engineer with a great ear for drum tones. When my friend brought his Mapex kit into my studio, I quickly mic'd it up and got to work. What I found in this kit is consistent, quality tones that work for just about any kind of music.The kick drum was my absolute favorite. I've mic'd up a lot of kick drums, but this one stood out as top notch. It was the perfect combination of punchy and thumpy. If you've heard a great kick drum, you know what I mean. It hits you right in the chest, but the attack is good enough to cut right through the mix - with very little equalization.Every drum in this kit high quality. Put some decent heads on the shells, and you'll have a real killer. Guaranteed.Go to a music store, sit down at this set, and give it a try. You will not be disappointed.


Sweet Kit

By ZepFan1

from Willow Springs, NC

What a nice kit. As others have stated the heads are mediocre. The hardware is OK. Mounting the 14x10 tom off a tom mount that connects to the cymbal stand made me a little nervous as it had too much movement for my liking. I was nervous it would wind up crashing down on top of my bass drum. Simple solution: I placed the 14" tom on a snare stand and that works much better. The cymbal stands are ok, they work. The drums sound amazing when tuned, sharp, loud and focused with just enough ring. The bass drum is a Cannon. All in all for the money this is an incredible set, it has a couple of minor issues with the hardware but nothing that should steer you away from this kit if this is the type of drumset you are looking for.


Too good

By manofthehour

from Rochester MN

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The Ice Blue finish, to me, looks by far the best. It looks like beautiful little clouds melting together in a world of color. The sound is very nice and deep with a solid punch on the kick. To make the toms sound less bongish, I just took duct tape and made a ring around the outside of the head. The stock head seems alright on the kick, but to get the most from your tom's I'd get some remo sound control head's. All in all, good hardware, good value, great sounding drums, and impossible to look away from.


Mapex Pro M

By Indi-7ry7A

from Hungary/Europe

I live in Hungary/Europe, and I'm a full-time drummer. I bought my first Pro M kit in 2002 for a secondary kit. That was the maple/basswood/maple shell-version, and became my main set so fast (a real workhorse, in the best aspect of the word) and I used it 3,5 years long without any problem - I have 120-150 concerts per year... And when I bought my second - all maple - Pro M kit, I knew at first glance, that this is a true professional series now, except those factory heads. But heads are come and go, so don't hesitate spending some money for new heads, and you will have a heavenly sound! Now I bought my third Pro M set, with 20x22" kick drum, and this is real killer. The 7x14" snare does not sound as good as my Hammered Black Panther does, but still a nice snare drum. And the hardware items are perfect for rehearsal/spare purposes, I still use my first stands from 2002 in the rehearsal room. Pro M rulez!


Mapex 5 piece

By drumnut

from prattville, AL

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I shopped and compared for 2 1/2 months before puchasing this set. I could not find a higher quality maple kit with these sizes, hardware, and extras at this price anywhere else. The shells and bearing edges are well constructed.Lugs work and hold tune well. I found the hardware to be sturdy and versatile. The stand mounted tom holder works very well. All supplied heads,except snare,are extremely poor sounding.I can't believe Remo puts their name on them! The panther side snare is a "must have!" The transparent cherry finish had a few runs in the bass hoops, but beautiful otherwise.In my opinion the only things separating this kit from a high end, or custom kit are good quality heads and proper tuning. In fact, this kit rivals the sound of my friends Pearl masters kit,and believe me,he spent much,much,more.I've allways been a Gretsch fan, but the reason I went with Mapex over the Gretsch or Ludwig counterparts is the add on flexability.You can add any size tom, any time. You can rest assured that you will get your money's worth with this kit. It's a smart buy!


If it catches your eye, go for it

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I can vouch for what everyone else says about this kit. These drums sound great out of the box. Give it a week, then do yourself a favor and put some real heads on them. The rise in tone and sheer terror elevates greatly.


Great Kit

By D-LiNk

from Hemet, CA

This is a great kit folks. I've been playing on it for several months now and am very pleased. You will need to change heads ASAP! The kit is very hard to tune with stock heads. However this kit is a great kit overall for a great price.

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Minimal effort results in outstanding value

By 18thHour

from Bethlehem, PA

Funny... my review is almost the opposite of the last one I read. I used an Evans emad2 head on the kick drum batter side and an Aquarian on the resonant side. Of over 15 kits I've owned by 5 different brands (including a Vistalite Bonham reissue)this has the best kick drum sound. Not only is it powerful sounding, but it's LOUD. I also really like the Panther snare. It has a unique sound that compliments any snare drum. The 8" wood snare was a but more difficult to get a good sound out of, but it did have a lot of power behind it as well. The hardware is definitely on the cheap side and the double pedal just flat out s*cks. I did, however, like the snare stand simply because I can adjust it to a lower setting than any other snare stand I own. Regardless, the value of this kit can't be beat. Maple shells at these sizes plus the extra snare make it worth the money. Just be prepared to buy some new heads and put a little time into getting the sounds you want. Fyi, I bought the caramel fade color and it looks really sharp.


Forget about Tama and Pearl


from NH

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I bought this kit, because I wanted a big size small pice set. After looking at just about every conceivable Company, especially Tama, and Pearl I came across this. Not only did they have the size I wanted, but they had additional sizes and plenty of option for add on drums. The finish is awesome. Go with Cherry Fade. Sound is pretty good. Even better once I put new heads on it. Trade in the hardware if you have better stuff. I got Tama stands and they don't compare to the mapex. But with any drumset you buy, and they give you harware how good is it going to be, unless you spending so much money and they include it. But basically where are you going to buy and all maple, laquer finish "Rock" size kit for this price? Nobody can compare. Mapez really is the best when it come to quality vs value. I highly recommend this or any other mapex kit.


Mapex really stepped it up!

By Phil G

from Ridgecrest, CA

I really couldn't be happier with this kit. With the virgin bass drum and great sizes with nice thin shells that sing! It's awesome! I have the natural finish which looks awesome. I can't speak for the other colors or fades, but the natural is awesome! Plus these new kits they're offering come with the black panther snare on the side. The hardware is the least attractive aspect. It tweaks a little under hard playing at least the cymbal stands do but the hi-hat stand is great! What do you want for 1100 bucks? I would invest in a snare stand for the 13X11 tom. I don't really like the isloated mount. so if you're looking for nice big maple shells that really put out the volume, this is for you!

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