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Old 09-04-2006, 05:05 PM
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Default My New Mapex M Birch

I am pretty new to the forum and thought I would share my kit. This is my new Mapex M Birch Fusionease kit in Black Forest Green lacquer finish. The kit is as follows.
Toms:
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12x9
14x14
16x16
Bass Drum:
22x18
Snare:
Ludwig Supraphonic 14x6.5 or my Pearl 14x5.5 Chad Smith Signature or my Ludwig Exotic 14x5.5
Cymbals:
14" Zildjian A New Beat Hats
17" Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash
18" Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash
20" Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride
9" Zildjian K Custom Hibrid Splash
10 Paiste Alpha Splash
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DW5002 Accelorator double chain
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:13 PM
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That is one Sick Mapex kid. Your kick look's fairly long, good stuff man!


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Old 09-04-2006, 09:27 PM
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Thats a really nice kit. Cool finish And that snare is soooooo beautiful.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:19 PM
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that's a really nice kit...How much if you don't mind me asking??
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the kind words! I got the kit for just $1062.00 with tax. That includes the shells, two cymbal stands, snare stand, hi-hat stand and a pedal. I didn't keep the pedal on the kit but it is nice pedal. It was a great deal and they sound great. I am very happy with them. Thanks again!
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:53 AM
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That ludwig looks hot. Great setup too, I love three up/two down kits in those dimensions.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:43 AM
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That is one gorgeous green finish! I wish I could've test driven a Mapex when I was shopping around. Awesome cymbal selection too!
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:37 AM
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Thanks for the kind words! I got the kit for just $1062.00 with tax. That includes the shells, two cymbal stands, snare stand, hi-hat stand and a pedal. I didn't keep the pedal on the kit but it is nice pedal. It was a great deal and they sound great. I am very happy with them. Thanks again!
WOW!!!!!!!! Amazing deal...Do they sell that just a shell pack for less?
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:58 PM
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WOW!!!!!!!! Amazing deal...Do they sell that just a shell pack for less?
If you price out the shells only it is actually more expensive. I know because I tried. The original configuration for the M Birch Fusionease is 8x8,10x8,12x9,14x14, 22x18 bass drum and 14x5.5 snare plus all the hardware. I added the 16" floor tom and arived at the price I posted. When my sales guy at the drum shop gave me the price I had to ask him if he was sure of that price. It really was a great deal.
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:57 AM
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Thanks for the kind words! I got the kit for just $1062.00 with tax. That includes the shells, two cymbal stands, snare stand, hi-hat stand and a pedal. I didn't keep the pedal on the kit but it is nice pedal. It was a great deal and they sound great. I am very happy with them. Thanks again!
Thats cool. I had the chance to get that kit, or, the PDP MX Emerald Fade, which looks like yours with out the glossy finish. So I went with PDP. Had I gotten the MAPEX I would have got the 6 for 5 deal, but, the PDP kit was the dream kit that I wanted for about a year. Here's the kicker, I paid the same amount you did.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:31 PM
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wooooooooooow the green colour is amazing, and the drums look also awesome ;)
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:52 PM
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Hey thanks for the compliment Radeq!!

Morbius...isn't nice to get that kit you have had your eye on for a long time. Congrats on your PDP.

And thank you to everyone for their comments!!
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:02 PM
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oh, I think I forgot that Mapex` M line has soooo nice looking finishes!! Great kit and set up dude, very nice...I`m just pretty curious about the sound...

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Old 09-15-2006, 11:16 PM
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oh, I think I forgot that Mapex` M line has soooo nice looking finishes!! Great kit and set up dude, very nice...I`m just pretty curious about the sound...

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i am also curious about the sound. Mapex looks to be a pretty good deal on their birch and maple kits.
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i am also curious about the sound. Mapex looks to be a pretty good deal on their birch and maple kits.
yeah, and some people say that mapex is awesome, others say say that they make awful drums...it`s very mixed at all...this makes me even more curious, I maybe played one time on a Mapex...can`t remember very well.

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Old 09-16-2006, 12:02 AM
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love ur kit especially the extra floor tom
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:02 AM
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Here's a video of a great drummer playing with the Mapex M-Birch if you wanted to hear it (for Karl and anyone else): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aOiygm7Cjg
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:09 PM
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I like the finish on your kit. I always liked green. Looks like a pretty fun set up to play on.
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. As far as the sound of the kit...funny you should ask... I just put new Evans EC2 Clears on the kit today. Wow! What a difference that made. When I first got the set I new I would be putting new heads on it soon but I stuck with remo 1 ply heads that came on the set and I was enjoying the sound. Then I put some G2 coated heads on it and hated the sound. Turns out the EC2's are the head for this kit (for my ear anyway). They sound so warm and focused with just the right amount of ring. I am glad I went with the birch kit I really like the sound!
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:57 PM
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i got the same kit i reserved it today but i got the undrilled bass drum and without the 8" tom but same colour n stuff n i love the sound of it.
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:08 PM
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i got the same kit i reserved it today but i got the undrilled bass drum and without the 8" tom but same colour n stuff n i love the sound of it.
Congrats on the new kit. You will be very pleased. I was blown away by the color when I walked in to pick them up. No catalog or pictures do the finish justice. Let me know what you think when you get them. Have fun with them!!
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:39 AM
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ye thanks ill post some pic up wen i got the kit all set up n everythin
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:20 PM
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grrrrrrrrrr i keep thinking how much i love this kit, perfect sizes, great finish *jealous*
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:26 PM
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grrrrrrrrrr i keep thinking how much i love this kit, perfect sizes, great finish *jealous*
Thank you so much for the kind words. The set is about 2 months old now and I am still soooo excited about it. I do feel like I made the right decision going with Mapex. I appreciate your comments!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:02 AM
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Thanks for the kind words. As far as the sound of the kit...funny you should ask... I just put new Evans EC2 Clears on the kit today. Wow! What a difference that made. When I first got the set I new I would be putting new heads on it soon but I stuck with remo 1 ply heads that came on the set and I was enjoying the sound. Then I put some G2 coated heads on it and hated the sound. Turns out the EC2's are the head for this kit (for my ear anyway). They sound so warm and focused with just the right amount of ring. I am glad I went with the birch kit I really like the sound!
yeah man, i also have ec2 on mine. seems i also made the right decision + i prefer the birch as well. hehehe. that snare looks so cool, and argh.. i love the finish! i wanted the fade color but they didnt have it on stock and i couldnt wait for 1-2 months for it so i got mine in red.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:05 PM
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Very best kit in its league for sure!
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:34 PM
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Absolutely beautiful set of drums you have there. I once owned a Mapex Mars Pro Maple kit and still to this day regret selling it. That kit was the best sounding kit I ever owned. I was young and dumb. Hang on to those beautys. That is one fine instrument you own there.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:38 PM
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Absolutely beautiful set of drums you have there. I once owned a Mapex Mars Pro Maple kit and still to this day regret selling it. That kit was the best sounding kit I ever owned. I was young and dumb. Hang on to those beautys. That is one fine instrument you own there.
Thanks for the nice comment....now shouldn't you be selling plumbing products!!?!! lol!
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:55 PM
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Ha! No problem man, I wish I had one that nice. Now back to plumbing %&*!......lol
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Dude i love your kit, im thinking of getting the exact same kit but different cymbals, "do you find it hard to play the splash when its next to your 16 floor tom"?
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:01 PM
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"do you find it hard to play the splash when its next to your 16 floor tom"?
Thanks! To answer your question....yes. I don't have it there anymore. My whole set up has changed since then. I am playing two up two down now and the splash is right between my upper toms now. I have stripped a few cymbals off the kit to open things up a bit. If you get this kit you will be pleased. I really like the hardware too. Good luck to you!
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Love the kit dude! Looks strangely familiar to me :) I am talking a Mapex A&R rep right now about getting an Orion in those same colors or in the Blue fade color that they just came out with recently.
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Love the kit dude! Looks strangely familiar to me :) I am talking a Mapex A&R rep right now about getting an Orion in those same colors or in the Blue fade color that they just came out with recently.
Thanks for the compliment. Have you seen the Saturn series with the green sparkle burst.....I love that kit so much. I played it the other day and the maple/walnut shells sound soooo sweet. Have you played a Saturn? I personally like the sound of them over the Orions. http://www.harmony-central.com/Produ.../000009006.jpg . Check out that link if you would like to see that new finish. Have a good one!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for replying to my Mapex pics mate. What can I say but Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! It's like a Mapex with knobs on...something to aspire to.
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