View Full Version : Mapex M Birch Fusion Floor 5-Piece
02-22-2007, 01:47 AM
Ok so umm im an beginner/intermediate player ive been playin for like 3 years. shud i get this kit........does the fact that its birch have any disadvantages....any help is appreciated
i have never played one before. Mapex makes some great stuff birch from what i understand is more punchey and great for rock and such. i think you should be pretty happy with it
02-22-2007, 02:14 AM
Considering the level at where you put yourself, I would say this is an excellent place to start. All of the drums and hardware for almost any type of playing and Mapex is a great name.
02-22-2007, 03:27 AM
What kind of music do you play? If you play mainly rock I would look at a different congifuration. The 14x14 floor tom just doesn't cut it, I had some problems because I bought a fusion not being well educated on drums, and suffered later because of the small sizes. Other than that the m birches are really nice.
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02-22-2007, 04:26 AM
Birch has a nice cutting tone. I recently tried some birch kits out and really enjoyed it.
02-22-2007, 04:51 AM
It's a nice kit. And no, zbirch doesn't have any 'disadvantages.' It just sounds different than maple, and currently maple is in higher demand, so the maple kits cost more.
02-22-2007, 10:40 AM
I owned m birch kit and I think you can't go wrong with them. they're really great for the money. remember about changing stock heads - they're terrible.
02-22-2007, 11:09 PM
ok ok sweet thanks.....um i do like to play sum metal and alternative progressive kinda stuff...and then as almost all drummers do i love just groovin along to anything...um i prefer small toms i think but how exactly is birch different to maple..?
02-22-2007, 11:27 PM
I'm not an expert, but for me birch is more agressive, with more attack and more high end, less low end also. maple seems more balanced to me, rather low end sounding.
02-23-2007, 03:24 AM
maple is a warmer, smoother tone with even attack and decay, while birch will be a higher, cutting, tone with more attack.
Any Mapex kit is going to get you good quality (with new heads, but that goes for almost any drum set). Those kits are great for the price, and I think if you like playing metal and stuff thats "harder" in general, you'll probably like birch- it will stand out more than a maple kit in a song (my preference is to maple, but it is more expensive, and its just a matter of opinion of liking or disliking sounds. MY best advice- play the kit before you buy it, and ask the guys to give you a drum key to tune it properly, because I find a lot of places wont do that. Also, you may want to consider the extra $100 for the next step up (the 6 piece + free 8" tom) so that way you can have a lot of versatility in your setup.
02-24-2007, 06:07 PM
okay okay sweet good news thanks...now the only problem is.....arg moneyy!!...i live in trinidad in the caribbean so everything is like 7 times the price not including the shipping costs....and theres like no good music stores where i cud try out stuff. trinidad is LAME!!!
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