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Old 01-15-2008, 07:55 PM
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Default My Mapex M kit.

Here's my Mapex 'Red Abalone' kit! [Please excuse the mess!]






Had it since Christmas '06. Was bought for 350 which included Sabian Pro Sonix ride, crash and hi-hats. [eBay deal, LOL]. Hats have since been replaced with Sabian AAX X-Celerator 14".
Kit came with a Yamaha wood shell snare, but has been replaced with a Pearl EXR.
Will soon have a Sabian AA 16" Medium Thin crash on the vacant stand which the splash is attatched to.
Oh and just in case you're wondering, the hi hat stand has literally just broke today, hence why it looks odd. I'll have to replace that...

I love my kit. =]
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

Ok, you will be getting a lot of "HOLY TOM ANGLES" the next posts I think, but that's just standard here. It has a reason also, because I don't think those toms will play comfortable and I doubt you can play your drums in a way that isn't harmfull to your heads.
You also have a lot of trash in your bassdrum that probably prevents the drum from creating it's natural sound.
You should go around on the forums and see what people here have to say about setting up and getting the best out of your drums. I used to set up like that first too, but now I get so much more out of my set.

On the other hand, if this works for you: have fun playing :)
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

Oh ok, thanks for the tip! Yeah I do actually have trouble with fills, where i play on every tom, if you know what I mean. I dunno if that's just down to me being crap or not LOL.
I like my bass drum sound though, it creates a nice solid thud when I have the pillows in there, without it sounds too...I can't explain it. But it just doesn't sound, or feel right to me.

Any tips on tom angles then?
Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

Specs? Also I want to check out the finish and a front view.

I like how your tom angles flow from the rack to the floor - really there should be no drop-off between them, just a smooth progression of angles. Maybe the angles are too steep for some but whatever works for you.

I don't like anything to choke or kill the sound of the bass drum. Try using thicker heads or an EMAD or Muffelt. That way the drum will use its full voice but ring will be controlled.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:54 PM
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Okay, erm.

Drums:
12" x 8" Mapex M Tom.
13" x 9" Mapex M Tom.
13" x 9" Ludwig Accent Tom. (Got it cheap, just decided to add it on there).
16" x 16" Mapex M Floor Tom.
14" x 5.5" Pearl EXR Snare.
22" x 16" Mapex M Bass Drum.

Hardware:
Mapex round throne.
Pearl BC800w boom stand.
Gibraltar Boom arm and clamp.
Mapex boom stand.
Mapex straight stand.
Stagg boom stand.
Mapex snare stand.
Cheapo snare stand (Which I mount my Ludwig tom on, proper shoddy like ;). )
Mapex hi hat stand (Which is now broken...)

Cymbals:
Sabian AAX 14" X-Celerator hats.
Sabian Pro Sonix 20" ride.
Sabian Pro Sonix 16" crash.
Sabian Pro Sonix 10" splash.
Zildjian A Custom 17" crash.

Other:
Pearl P122tw double pedal.
Vic Firth 5A wood tip sticks.
Promark Ian Paice signature sticks.
Cheap no brand mallets.
All Remo Pinstripe heads, except the snare which is Remo CS.


...I think that's everything! xD
I'll take pics soon.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:10 PM
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Okie doke, pics!
Kit's a bit dusty at the mo like. :P Oh also, I took the tom angle comment into account and i've made them a bit more level to the bass drum, and I have to say it feels way better, thanks alot!


Front view.




Finish.

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Old 01-16-2008, 06:34 PM
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Ropes, that finish is so fXXXXXXXXXXXX awesome, I thought my pewter silver was good, but omg.

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

I found the best heads for my Mapex bass drum. A EMAD2 over EQ1 Res Coated, perfect sound. I have EC2/G1 on the toms now. The EC2s work great to add a bit of depth to the sound making those small toms sound bigger. Much better than pinstripes. Give them a try.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:36 PM
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Ropes, that finish is so ******* awesome, I thought my pewter silver was good, but omg.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:03 PM
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:52 AM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

That really is an incredible finish -- I play Mapex and haven't seen that one before! Very cool!
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

very interesting finish. Love the aax hats!
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:01 PM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

kool, mapex got some nice kits, how much did it cost?
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:37 AM
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Default Re: My Mapex M kit.

I actually got it off eBay.
Was 350 including Sabian Pro Sonix hats, ride and crash. I think they're around 500 or so new so it was a good deal!
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