On stage and in the studio, Mapex acoustic drums are the perfect choice for any discerning percussionist. Using only premium grade hardwood and crafted by skilled artisans who put the same great deal of passion into every drum they design, Mapex has created quite an impressive lineup of acoustic drums. For this reason, many famous drummers count on Mapex to make their performance stand out from the competition, including Lam Of God's Chris Adler, Periphery's Matt Halpern and Alice Cooper's drummer Glen Sobel. With names like that, you can bet you're in good company.
As you browse their catalog, you'll notice quickly that Mapex specializes in a wide range of toms, bass drums and even shell packs. You'll also find an impressive variety of snares that are crafted from birch, brass, steel or maple. Getting back to Chris Adler, the acclaimed metal drummer has his own signature model snare in this section. Featuring a 12" x 5-1/2" 6-ply maple/walnut shell for a dark punch when tuned low and an explosive attack with cranked high, the Warbird Chris Adler Artist Inspired Black Panther Snare Drum is a pocket-sized work of art with enough oomph to cut through the loudest mix.
Now, for those who are after a shell pack, Mapex has plenty of top-rated options, and the Armory Series 6-Piece Studioease Shell Pack is a versatile hybrid of maple and birch beauties. The Saturn IV-style lugs provide a firm tune while the SONIClear bearing edge, tom suspension and floor tom legs allow the heads to sit flat for additional resonance and deeper pitch. Additionally, this pack includes the stylish Tomahawk Black-Plated snare to ensure your backbeat is bright, tight and focused.
Mapex has been a leading drum manufacturer for over 25 years, and as you can see from their selection of acoustic drums, you'll have no problem finding what you need to take your percussion talents to the level of the pros. After all - when you're keeping the rest of your band in sync, you deserve drums that highlight the skills you've worked so hard on mastering - and for that, you've definitely come to the right spot.