This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to purchase any Design Lab Snare and receive a FREE online lesson with a Mapex Art h December 29, on. the Mapex Saturn IV line that will provide pro-level performance to players . Colors shown in this catalog are representative only, and may not be exactly the . MPX-MARS Colors shown in this catalog are representative only, and may not be exactly the same as the original. No part of this catalog may be reprinted.

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The aluminium hoop was folded over a steel ring catallgo is inserted in the U-channel to hold the film in place. Whereas the US heads were made using a poured channel technique, the China heads were crimped. The Meridian Birch features 6-ply, 7.

Archived 15 January at the Wayback Machine. It is a common misconception among customers even among some Mapex retailers that these two lines of drums are similar and share the same features.

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These two series are Mapex’s most popular series of drums. Although they are priced as midrange drums, they are considered a fully professional kit and used by recording artists such as Chris Adler from Lamb of Godwho recently switched over to the new Black Panther line of drums. These entry-level, yet highly regarded kits have improved their lugs, mounts, badges and bass drum claws.

The Orion received Mapex’s figured birdseye maple or other such exotic wood finishes, while the Pro-M received regular North American maple finish ply. The Maple line has several higher end features taken from the previous Pro-M line and the Birch line carries forward the M-Birch features. Mapex built Limited Edition kits only, and a limited number of the SE kits as well. This article needs additional citations for verification.


In years past the V and Pro M series were called the Venus and Mars series, in keeping with the tradition of naming the kits after planets.

This was put in place to showcase the full sonic capabilities of the drums right when they are in stores. Retrieved from ” https: However, the quality of these series have changed since they dropped the old names. Mapex kits also come with Remo drumheads.

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Starting inSaturns and Orions came with Remo Emperor heads on the toms and clear Ambassadors for the resonant heads. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. The hoops on the Birch line 1.

Mapex produces seven different lines of drums: This level of customization is usually only found in high-end drum lines. The kit is catwlogo of 6 plies of wood for a shell thickness of 5. This new edge allows the drumhead to sit flatter and brings out an improved response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references. All Pro-Ms received a changed ply configuration and thickness resulting in an overall shell thickness of 5.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It shares a number of options with both the Mars and Orion line, but is not available with birdseye maple plies. Mapex has been in the drum making industry since This was the case only till early when production changed at the factory in Tianjin.

As of Aprilfour models were produced: The Saturn line is constructed of maple and walnut the oldest lines were made of maex instead of walnut. For a short time Mapex also offered the “Deep Forest” line of drums, built entirely out of Walnut or Cherry plies, as well as the Aquiles Priester signature drum kit.

Saturn kits come in a variety of lacquer and wrap finishes including bursts, sparkles and fades and come with the option of black or chrome hardware. This left the Black Panther kits as the top Mapex line available. The Orions are actually cagalogo lower than most of their high-end market competition.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As of early the Orion line was discontinued.

The Orion Series is an all-maple 6. Building on the foundations of the very successful Black Panther line of snares, Mapex introduced limited editions of drumkits based on those snares. The difference is in the construction of the head. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.