Well as some of you folks know, I recently got a smokin' great deal on a new Mapex Mars shell pack at my LDS. One of those, offer you can't refuse scenarios.
Well, I finally got her mostly reheaded and did a preliminary tuning and set up. I have to say that this drum set took minutes to tune! And the sound!?!? Just amazing for a kit at this price point! The only thing I am changing aside from messing around with some different set ups, is an EMAD kick batter and an EC2 for the 14" floor tom. I will use the stock resonants. I also have a kick port to install.
If anyone is on the fence with this kit, I will go as far to say that these drums would be well suited for even a professional environment. Great studio kit for me!! Probably gonna order a 8" rack tom to round it all out. Very nice job MAPEX!!
It is true Brady's wont become any cheaper, I agree. As a matter of fact, I see the product could raise in price for what's left. Quality drums demand higher pricing, especially when you can't find them anymore