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Old 05-22-2007, 11:20 PM
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Default Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

Hello I'm new here. I played for years until I hit 21 then college took over. I'm 27 now and just got another kit.



Mapex Pro M

24 X 18 VIRGIN BASS
16 X 16 FLOOR TOM
14 X 10 RACK TOM
14 X 8 SNARE

Paise Alpha Cymbals
14 crash
16 crash
10 splash
20 ride
14 hats

DW 5000 bass drum pedal
Yamaha hardware for now

Evans EC2 coated heads
Evans EMAD2 bass drum head

O yea I have an Axis A pedal for sale on ebay if anyone is interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330122573256
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:24 PM
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Very nice.. Anything with Paiste's is OK in my book. It's like my one brand loyalty... lol
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:26 PM
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Very nice kit! Congats on taking up drumming again, and on the new kit!

How do they sound?

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Old 05-22-2007, 11:32 PM
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Nice kit, classic lines, good sizes (I like big drums). I run mostly all Yamaha hardware myself (single braced 600/700 series stuff) and it's more that enough for what I need and a heck of a lot lighter than the double-braced stuff I was using for years and years. Welcome to Drummerworld.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

I got everything sounding pretty good but I cant seem to make myself believe the floor tom is as good as it can sound. I think I need to play with the bottom head but I'm not to good with that. I love the big bass drum. I'm in the market now for some better hardware and a DW 5500 TL hi hat stand. I hope to get my 18 crash and 18 or 20 china soon as well. I love keeping with one brand as well. I was that way with Sabian years ago but I liked the newer Alpha's a lot.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:41 PM
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Try putting a thicker head on the bottom of the floor tom and see what ya think
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:57 PM
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I will try that now. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:55 AM
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From a purely aesthetic standpoint, might I suggest getting a smooth white reso, or maybe a hydraulic blue reso for that bass drum?

Other than that, fantastic kit.. Alphas are probably some of the best mid-range cymbals available, and paired with the M Pros.. you've got yourself a fantastic little kit there.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:02 AM
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Very nice! Plan on getting that 18" tom or are you not a Bohnam copier?
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

I was thinking the same thing about the bass drum head. White or Blue. I had the option to get the 18'' floor tom as well but I was thinking I need to get my skills back up to speed first. Anyone that can help me find a 24" gloss white bass drum head I would love it. Thanks for the complements as well!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:55 AM
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I was thinking the same thing about the bass drum head. White or Blue. I had the option to get the 18'' floor tom as well but I was thinking I need to get my skills back up to speed first. Anyone that can help me find a 24" gloss white bass drum head I would love it. Thanks for the complements as well!!
The Evans EQ3 Smooth White is exactly what you're looking for if you want a great, ported resonant head. If not, I'm not completely sure Evans has a nonported smooth white, but Remo does.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

you should get this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mapex-14-x-14-Fl...QQcmdZViewItem

and this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAPEX-18-FLOOR-D...QQcmdZViewItem

I love that finish.

there's a 5 piece just like it in the drum shop i go to all the time and every time i see it i want to buy it.

nice kit.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

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you should get this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mapex-14-x-14-Fl...QQcmdZViewItem

and this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAPEX-18-FLOOR-D...QQcmdZViewItem

I love that finish.

there's a 5 piece just like it in the drum shop i go to all the time and every time i see it i want to buy it.

nice kit.
If he would do that he would have 3 floortoms, that seems a little bit impractical to me...
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:11 PM
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I have a ProM studio kit in the Blue Ice color.. it's beautiful. They discontinued it too, which makes our kits even more rare. Hope you like it as much as I like mine. You could get a coated ambassador 24" for the front.
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:38 AM
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Sweet kit
Love the finish

Whats that green thing over your hats?
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:46 AM
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That would be an LP block wouldn't it?
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:51 AM
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That would be an LP block wouldn't it?
probably is

Im just used to looking at these



and that one seems different
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

i just got a similar 4pc mapex pro m in bermuda blue sparkle and it is in the thread above this one (although it would seem once i have posted this message, this thread will then move up so we would no longer be neighbours)

anyway, nice kit. the mapex hardware is extreamly good quality. may i recomend the cymbal/tom stand. it gives you alot of freedom as to where you can have your rack tom and condenses 2 stand into one.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:34 AM
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Default Re: Mapex 4 pc. Just got it!!

Just a few updated pics after I got the kit together the way I enjoy playin on it.











O yea Thats a Green Blast block. I love the sound you get when you play off the cowbell and that as the same time.

The guy in the middle of this pic is Wolfmother's Drummer (Myles Haskett) Very nice dude!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:49 PM
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http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...ider/front.jpg

Hey we match, in a way.
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:47 AM
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I love that finsh!!! Killer Alpha setup too!!! :D
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:22 AM
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finish is sweet congrats on the kit
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