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Style and Innovation at an Inviting Price Point

When you're battling multiple guitars for a place in the mix, not just any drum kit will do. The Mapex Armory shell pack cuts through today's music with a clean, focused attack and style to match. Acoustically, each shell's hand-selected maple core boasts a familiar bite and sensitivity — one that drummers of all backgrounds will enjoy. And come showtime, the Mapex Armory's birch inner and outer plies focus attack for a tight, modern, close-miked sound. Mapex's SONIClear bearing edges seat drumheads flat on the shell, providing a wide tuning range and pure, deep fundamentals.

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Maple/birch shells sport a modern, focused attack

The kick and toms in your Mapex Armory shell pack are crafted from hand-selected maple with birch inner and outer plies. Maple provides the Armory's resonant body and projection, while birch dries overtones and focuses attack for satisfying impact.

SONIClear bearing edges unlock the full tone of your shells

Place a drumhead on one of your current shells. Notice the rocking? The drag when you spin it? That's proof that your bearing edges are robbing you of tone and tuning capability. Mapex's SONIClear bearing edges seat heads so perfectly that they can be hand-tensioned and still produce a pure tone. This widens the tuning range for players who like deeper fundamentals while producing a purer pitch across the board.

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Tomahawk steel snare excels for rock and metal

Mapex drums have found a niche among rock and metal drummers. For these applications, the Tomahawk steel snare drum included in your Armory shell pack won't disappoint. It bears all the marks of a fine steel snare: a deep, throaty growl, penetrating cut, and great snare sensitivity.

Tone-enhancing tom hardware promotes sustain

SONIClear tom suspension mounts and floor tom feet further enhance the soulful resonance of which your Mapex Armory shells are capable.

Mapex Drums Armory 6-piece Shell Pack Features:

  • Style and innovation at an inviting price point
  • Hybrid birch/maple shells sport a modern, focused attack
  • SONIClear bearing edges maximize tone and tuning range
  • Tomahawk steel snare has exceptional bite and depth — great for rock and metal
  • Included SONIClear suspension mounts and floor tom feet enhance resonance
  • Shell pack only; all other hardware sold separately
  • Shell sizes (depth x diameter): 7-inch x 10-inch and 8-inch x 12-inch toms, 12-inch x 14-inch and 14-inch x 16-inch floor toms, 18-inch x 22-inch bass drum, 5.5-inch x 14-inch snare

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Tech Specs

  • Ocean Sunset Lacquer
  • Shell pack with Snare
  • 6
  • 5.5" x 14"
  • 7" x 10", 8" x 12"
  • 12" x 14", 14" x 16"
  • 18" x 22"
  • Birch/Maple
  • 2 x TH800 Tom Holders
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Although this took a while to receive due to a backorder, the wait was worth it! I was very impressed with the quality of the finish and the overall sound of this kit. Shine some light on this thing and the orange really pops out at you. This is my first Mapex kit and I was not disappointed at all! I honestly have not tried out the snare yet since I have been using a Ludwig Black Magic 14x6.5. I would highly recommend this to a beginner or even a seasoned player!
Beautiful drums, they sound good with the Remo but when you put Evans on it it will shine like an angel ...the snare is metal that I don't like that much but Wao I will keep it as a back up
I'll start by saying I love these drums. I can't believe Mapex can offer this type of quality for under $. The finishes available for the Armory series are incredible and the hardware and finish of the kit is top notch. The Tomahawk snare is a great addition and really cracks when tightened dow. Overall, I'd recommend this set to anyone who wants a professional sounding kit without breaking the bank.
Its an amazing kit, and the customer service that goes with it is incredible as well!
It's one of the most musical drum sets I've owned. Each drum is like sonically tuned to one another. Very fun and inspiring to play on. Love the quality and Ocean Sunset color. Mapex and Sweetwater hit it out of the park. Very happy!

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FAQs

Are Mapex Armory drums good? ›

The drums have good sustain and are easy to tune to lower pitches given each shell's diameter. They all sound full, which is impressive, given the single-ply UT heads. The Armory Series is another strong addition to the Mapex line. Its finishes are diverse and beautifully done.

Are Mapex drums made in China? ›

All of the drums below Saturn come with the UT series, which are made in the Remo factory in China. They were made using the same Dupont Mylar film as is used on the Remo USA Weatherking head.

What wood is Mapex armory? ›

The Armory Series is the latest realization of the Mapex hybrid shell concept. A fusion of birch and maple delivers the ultimate tonal expression, and the SONIClear™ bearing edge allows the drumhead to sit flat, bringing out the best response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell.

How do you set up a Mapex Armory drum kit? ›

First is you're going to look at the mapex logo or in this case where it says mapex storm. And you

What are mapex Armory drums made of? ›

Let's start off with the Mapex Armory toms and bass drums. These drum shells are constructed of both birch and maple. Unlike most drums that feature hybrid tonewoods, Mapex Armory drums sandwich their hand-selected maple cores between an inner and an outer layer of birch.

When did Mapex change their logo? ›

2012. This is the year the main Mapex logo changed to the new "M" Type. As a result, the Black Panther badge changed to the New Logo Tall Rectangle at one point, but it's not reflected in the catalogue shots yet.

Where are Yamaha drums made? ›

All PHX series drums are made at a Yamaha factory in Japan, and the Absolute Hybrid Maple, Live Custom, Stage Custom Birch and Gigmaker are all made in China – with the Absolute Hybrid Maple and Stage Custom Birch being made in the brand new Yamaha Factory.

How do you assemble a mapex Armory bass drum? ›

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How do you put together a drum set? ›

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Are Mapex Horizon drums any good? ›

Verdict – Mapex Horizon Big City Review

Although some aspects of the Big City are impressive; Shell Finish, Smoothness and Design of Hardware, Bass Drum Hoops and overall Aesthetics, these factors aren't enough to outweigh the poor tolerances of the snare drum, dull chrome finish and flimsy, thin steel parts.

Does Premier still make drums? ›

The company, founded in 1922, currently produces drum kits, sticks and accessories. Premier Music International Ltd.
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Where are Mapex Saturn drums made? ›

Mapex started making drums in 1989. The brand name is owned by the KHS factory, which is one of the largest companies manufacturing musical instruments. The factory's main location is in Tianjin, North China. The headquarters of Mapex drums in Taiwan, but the product is made in China.

What is the oldest drum company? ›

Noble & Cooley is an American musical instruments manufacturing company based out of Granville, Massachusetts. Having been established in 1854, it is the oldest drum company in the United States and is one of the oldest in the world.

Does DW own Gretsch drums? ›

This distributed the manufacturing of Gretsch drums to various locations under the Fender Umbrella. In 2015 Fender sold its manufacturing and distribution rights of Gretsch drums to Drum Workshop, Inc., which is the owner and manufacturer of DW drums.

Are Pearl drums good? ›

Pearl's drums usually come with their Superior Shell Technology, which makes the shells airtight and resonates well, so purchasing from Pearl is a great choice for high-end drum lovers.

What wood is best for drums? ›

Best Drum Shell Woods
  • Maple Wood. Early iterations of the drum set were limited to only a few wood types like maple or poplar. ...
  • Birch Wood. Birch shells are vastly different from maple with its tone bing punchy and aggressive. ...
  • Cherry Wood. ...
  • Walnut Wood. ...
  • Oak Wood. ...
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Is maple or birch better for drums? ›

Birch drums sound brighter and punchier than maple, and with more attack they cut through the mix easier. Maple drums sound much warmer and offer more sustain. While birch drums bring out the mid-range, maple is known for its deep bass. Lastly, maple kits tend to cost slightly more than Birch drum sets.

Do drum shells make a difference? ›

The ply count and the thickness of each ply are extremely important to your drum sound: Thinner shells give more sustain, they're more sensitive to lighter playing, and they're also quieter. Thick drum shells need to be hit harder to create a full sound, and the thickness can reduce the drum's sustain.

Where are DW drums made? ›

Drum Workshop, Inc.

(also known as DW Drums or DW) is an American drum kit and hardware manufacturing company based in Oxnard, California.

Where are Pearl drums made? ›

In 1968, Pearl expanded production beyond percussion instruments and opened a handcrafted flute manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Chiba, Japan.

Where are Sonor drums made? ›

SONOR SQ² drums are custom instruments, hand made in Germany to your specific wishes with all the possibilities that the SQ² Configurator (www.sq2-drumsystem.com) offers.

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