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I really need to figure out which computer I saved all the digital catalogs on...

Off the top of my head I'd guess 2007-2012ish Q or QR (or similar) series with basswood shells.  Judging by the configuration and wrap, it's probably the "lowest" line they offered at the time.  The shells and mounts were used in pretty much all of their entry level series back then. 

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1 hour ago, SpeedNinja said:

I really need to figure out which computer I saved all the digital catalogs on...

Off the top of my head I'd guess 2007-2012ish Q or QR (or similar) series with basswood shells.  Judging by the configuration and wrap, it's probably the "lowest" line they offered at the time.  The shells and mounts were used in pretty much all of their entry level series back then. 

That's pretty close, I'll take a look at my catalogs tonite. But yes, it should be a Q or QR as long as above models like V or VX and so on used to be identified in the badge. I'll take a look and post here captures to identify them.

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I actually liked these "nameless" badges more than the V or VX (I think Pro M and M used a similar one too).  Much cleaner looking.

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As usual, with Mapex you can't be 100% sure of anything.

I've been looking at all those old catalogs and found what I told you, al models are identified in the badge

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Mapex V was used for all the lower line which was V series, Vx Series and the lower of all Voyager. 

At the beginning the Voyagers used different lugs and tom holders, but ended using the same that use your drums, this was around 2005 and the image in the catalog doesn't allow me to see clearly if it still wear the V on the badge, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. But... the thing that bothers me is that the logo on your bass drum stopped being used at 2002-2003. Yours should have that one similar to the badge's logo. In fact the snare wears too the same old style logo. Take a look at the bottom heads in toms and snare and tell us what logo appears, the same that appears on the bass drum and snare batter drum head, or one closer to the badges one.

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There's one thing else that didn't match. As you can see in the specs, both Voyager and Q Series, came along with a wood matching snare.

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mapexusacatalog_2007 Q series.pdf Here we can expand more the image and it seems That Mapex was using this serie to exhaust their stock of old logos drumheads (look at the tom resonant heads) Maybe they just put the new logo on the bassdrum for the catalog. 

So my final guessing is that you have here a q series from 2005-2007.

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Yes, just like the images in the catalog, the old logo. So this could be one of the last voyager (before they started makin' them again) or a Q. In fact I think it was only a change of name, If you look at both catalogs I'd swear the image is the same. They only changed the name of the drumset. So you can choose whatever you prefer. ;) 

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