I had played on a Slingerland set for years then a Ludwig set. When it came time to shop for a new set I came across a left over 2008 model year Mapex Pro M all american maple 7 ply series kit marked down to a great price. I was a bit skeptical getting a product made in China, but they got great reviews and they are one of the only companies over there that are ISO certified. When the kit arrived I started looking it over and was pretty impressed with the quality of the shells, hardware, and finish. When I got them set up and tuned I was really pleased with the sound these drums put out. It is obvious they are trying to make a run at the big boys and from what I see with this kit they will succeed. It comes with Remo heads that I will swap out for Aquarian performance drum heads on the toms to get some of the ring out and use moon gel to get them to where I want. For more info on Mapex drums visit their site. Maypex
A note here I have heard that Mapex bought Sonor out.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010, 06:50:29 PM by Keith »
Mapex Pro M Maple standard, Pearl 800 series cymbal stands, Vex hi hat stand, Pearl P201P double bass pedals, Tama mid level throne, All Zildjian A cymbals, 21" Rock Ride, 18" med thin crash, 16" med thin crash, 10" splash, 14" new beat hi hats.