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Old 11-17-2006, 10:27 PM
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Default New Mapex Pro-M

Update with more pics and specs!

I just got it in and set up yesterday. I'm away for a few days now, but will post more pics and specs when I return. I just couldn't wait to post something though!
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:00 PM
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maaan!!! this kit looks sweeeeet!!!

everything is just beautiful, the kit, the finish, the cymbals, the snares (phhwooaar!!!!) even down to that throne!!! (the nicest ive ever seen) might i add your photography is superb too, that first picture is perfect!

dude congratulations, keep us updated, spcs and more pics when u get bak pleeeeease! = )

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:00 PM
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That is one beautiful kit!! The lighting of the picture and the color of the kit is perfect. Congrats on the new kit.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:35 PM
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that is a beautiful kit. I really look forward to getting some money saved up and finally buying some of these beauties. I know you just got it setup, but is there anyway you could record a little something and post it? Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:09 AM
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I see you got the special offer on the pro m's! I read about that in Modern Drummer! That so cool, I love your setup and the finish looks great! Does the Black Panther ''Side snare'' sound alot better than the original main snare like they said? Looks awesome!
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:22 AM
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Did you not like your Gretsch kit (from your web site)? Or just needed/wanted something new?
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:39 AM
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Great looking set. How much did it cost? btw... nice throne.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:55 AM
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Great looking set. How much did it cost? btw... nice throne.
Thanks my friend! It cost $1299 at my local independant music store - same price as anywhere online. You gotta have a styling throne, right?
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:57 AM
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Did you not like your Gretsch kit (from your web site)? Or just needed/wanted something new?
I've been playing for almost 2 years now. It's always been big, loud rock (hence the Bonzo sizes - old kit) is "my kit" link in my signature. There's so much more music to create than loud rock, so I decided to get something more versatile. I still do love the Gretsch though.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:59 AM
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I see you got the special offer on the pro m's! I read about that in Modern Drummer! That so cool, I love your setup and the finish looks great! Does the Black Panther ''Side snare'' sound alot better than the original main snare like they said? Looks awesome!
Yup, I got the special offer on the "Studio" configuration. The side snare sounds killer right out of the box. I haven't had a chance to ditch the "UT" (utter trash) head that came with the original main snare. I hope it sounds pretty good though. We'll see...

Thanks for the compliments!
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:01 AM
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that is a beautiful kit. I really look forward to getting some money saved up and finally buying some of these beauties. I know you just got it setup, but is there anyway you could record a little something and post it? Thanks!
Well, since the band split up, I've lost access to recording gear. I'm very hesitant to post some digi-camera garbage up here. I'll see what I can do, but it'll take a while.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:03 AM
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maaan!!! this kit looks sweeeeet!!!

everything is just beautiful, the kit, the finish, the cymbals, the snares (phhwooaar!!!!) even down to that throne!!! (the nicest ive ever seen) might i add your photography is superb too, that first picture is perfect!

dude congratulations, keep us updated, spcs and more pics when u get bak pleeeeease! = )

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Seriously, thank you! I had to check the thread before I went out of town, now it looks like I'm gonna be late. Thanks for the compliments on the pics too, I love photography, even when its with a digital camera. I will post more pics and give specs after the weekend for sure.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:05 AM
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That is one beautiful kit!! The lighting of the picture and the color of the kit is perfect. Congrats on the new kit.
Thank you. I almost picked up the "7 for 6" deal they have with your same kit, same color too, so nice choice! I got suckered by the new finish of mine and I've never owned a maple kit before. It's only money, right?
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:05 AM
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Nice kit dude :) Love also the finish :)
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:12 AM
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wow everything looks great. Do you still have your Gretsch?
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:39 AM
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Hi I love the colour and the set up, and esspecially those two baby black panthers :)
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:05 AM
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Who wouldn't want to sit down and play that beautiful set! Have fun. Joey
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:57 AM
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Woah 2 years and your all ready on your 2nd kit, which may i say had PAISTE NEW SIGNITURE DARK ENGERGYS! AWESOME
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:49 PM
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Looking good, same dimensions as my gretsch. It's funny you're doing that thing, with two kits for versatility, I considered it yesterday at a gig.

On a different note..have you been inactive lately or have I just been ignorant?
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:52 PM
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nice kit, I really like it, do you like the paint job
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:47 PM
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Beautiful kit :D I have a Mapex Pro M olso :) :) :) MAPEX ROCKS!!!!!! and Black Panther Rocks olso!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:26 AM
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Those are great kits, and the black panther snare adds all the more too it. sweet finish too.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:06 AM
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I just got it in and set up yesterday. I'm away for a few days now, but will post more pics and specs when I return. I just couldn't wait to post something though!

Very cool kit dude! :)
Oh Im dying to have a 2 snare setup too ;)
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:41 AM
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Ok folks, thanks for all the great replies! Here's the specs I promised -

Mapex Pro-M Studio in Black Chrome Pearl-

22x18 kick
10x8 tom
12x10 tom
14x11 tom
16x13 tom
14x5.5 snare
12x7 Cherry Black Panther side snare

(I still prefer my 14x6.5 Hammered Phosphor Bronze BP though)

Paiste Signature Cymbals (stolen from my Gretsch)

8" splash
14" heavy hats
16" full crash
18" full crash
18" thin china
20" power crash
22" Dark Energy MK2 ride

Dom - Yes, I still have the Gretsch, but maybe not for too long.

ExportDrummer - yeah, I like the "paint job."

Radeq - EVERY time I see a BP your avatar flashes in my brain (even in the stores)! Good stuff man.

TopCat - Thanks. I'm probably gonna have to sell the Gretsch to pay for the Mapex. I have been inactive for quite some time. I'm working on my thesis in woodworking and the band started to play way too much for me. We actually broke up the day after I tracked the final "ooo's and ahhh's" for the record. Ooops. I had to stop playing with them so I finally decided to take some lessons - what a humbling experience that is!

Thanks again to all for the kind words, I hope to be more active now. I'm sure I'll be spending much more time in the "technique" section here, Lol!

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Old 11-20-2006, 02:33 PM
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Holy cow, that's a cool kit! I simply love that finish! Talk about eyecandy! Congratulations, man!
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:54 PM
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Holy cow, that's a cool kit! I simply love that finish! Talk about eyecandy! Congratulations, man!
Much appreciated! I'm a woodworker, so I was pretty much sold on the natural finish - until I saw this finish. I saw it professionally photographed (NAMM show, maybe) and couldn't get it out of my head - so I went for it!
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:13 PM
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that doesntlook like the kit in your avatar....
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:49 AM
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that doesntlook like the kit in your avatar....
Yeah, I didn't have my normal lighting rig for that shoot, Lol!
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:19 AM
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Beutiful kit, but I have the same kit and im looking for new skinns. How kind of skinns should I get if I play Rock?
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:48 PM
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Beutiful kit, but I have the same kit and im looking for new skinns. How kind of skinns should I get if I play Rock?
I haven't checked out what you are currently using for heads, but I went with coated G2's on top and clear G1's underneath. I like the warmth and power of the 2-ply coated stuff on this kit. Actually, If I were to change anything, I might try coated G1's on the 10" and 12", with the G2's on the 14" and 16". I find the 10" to be a bit more difficult to tune with the G2 on it, just seems to be in competition with the bottom head instead of blending.

I do play very heavy rock at times, this works well for me.
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:24 PM
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wow That is the exact set up I use when I gig

That kit is awesome..... How you liking that ride?
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:29 PM
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wow That is the exact set up I use when I gig

That kit is awesome..... How you liking that ride?
OMG, this ride is exactly what I needed! Powerfully dark wash when I get it going, beautiful ping and easy to ride without building up the wash, and the bell is big and very audible! It makes me want to change all my sigs to the Dark Energy line. Not this year though...
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