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Wow, haven't been on here in a long time and not really sure why. Anyway, here's my new Mapex Armory kit in Photon Blue. Decided to try the shallow tom version just to mix it up a little. They sound awesome! Will post some video where appropriate.

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That is a nice finish, although I feel like the bass drum should fade in the other direction.  I understand why it doesn't, but I feel like blue towards the player would give it better feng shui.  Either way, that's a really nice shade of blue.

How awesome are shallow toms though?  Best thing ever.


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Yeah, I felt the same about the fade on the bass. Those shallow toms are awesome. They sound great and take up less space. Win, win.

Also, I traded in the Tomahawk snare that came with the kit and got the Sabre instead. Really like it.

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July 2010 KOTM Meridian Maple Studioease+ in Midnight Steel

Mapex Black Panther Machete

Mapex Falcon double pedal

Mapex hardware

Zildjian A and K Custom Hybrid

https://www.facebook.com/ArchiveKC

http://www.myspace.com/wishspace

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Real nice kit. And I had the chance to try some armory and hey have a really killer sound, and as Mapex states they felt crazy easy to tune!

Congrats.

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I agree on the fade. Should be at the reso side like the rest of the drums. That would drive me crazy. Nice kit, though.


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Congrats the armory series is fantastic and the sabre snare drum is essentially a Saturn shell with classy tube lugs.  

You definitely got one of my favorite finishes I also really liked the exotic aquamarine 


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Thanks, all. I'm really happy with the kit.

Mike, I already had the Black Panther Machete which is also a 1mm steel snare, although 6.5 deep instead of 5.5 like the Tomahawk. Didn't want one that similar to what I already had and I love the Machete. Really liked the idea of a Maple/Walnut snare kind of like a Saturn. I also liked the look of it. I barely played the Tomahawk, but enough to hear the expected steel ring. The Sabre has a bit of a deeper tone, even when tuned somewhat tight. Really like it and the tube lugs are nice as well. I want to get the Armory matching snare at some point, which would give me a wider variety to choose from. So then I would have the Meridian (Maple 5.5 x 14), Machete (Steel 6.5 x 14), Sabre (Maple/Walnut 5.5 x 14) and Armory (Maple/Birch 6.5 x 14).

But then there are some other BP snares that need me to buy them... It never ends.


July 2010 KOTM Meridian Maple Studioease+ in Midnight Steel

Mapex Black Panther Machete

Mapex Falcon double pedal

Mapex hardware

Zildjian A and K Custom Hybrid

https://www.facebook.com/ArchiveKC

http://www.myspace.com/wishspace

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great looking kit! Great to have you back! The Saber snare looks equally nice too!

Good to see some new kits!

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