Description

Mapex Armory 5pc Fusion Shell Pack Magma Burst

Description:

The Armory Series by Mapex features a 6-ply birch and maple that outputs a warm, focused tone. SONIClear bearing edge allows the heads to sit flat and increase shell resonance. Mapex Saturn IV-style lugs ensure a firm tune while providing a low-mass aesthetic.

What we think:

The Armory series is a new line of drums from Mapex that looks great, has lots of professional features, and is very affordable. One of the new features is their new SONIClear bearing edges which are cut with a unique profile designed to help heads seat better on the shell and tune more easily. Armory kits come with either black or chrome shell hardware, and Mapex also offers the hardware(stands) color to complement each shell finish. The toms have the same SONIClear suspension system and lugs found on Mapex's Saturn IV line.  The mounts attach to the bottom of two lugs while a third rubber-tipped point rests against a small "M" badge on the shell. These are held between rubber washers which isolate and minimize metal to metal contact. The toms have ample attack and warmth for light and high volume gigs, and the bass drum offers a solid punch. The drums have overall great sustain and are easy to tune. The lower pitches do well even at finger tight tension but get even better as tension is applied for medium to high pitches. The Armory Series is a great addition to the Mapex line that offers a diverse selection of color and sounds.

 

Manufacturer Description:

The Armory Series is the latest realization of the Mapex hybrid shell concept. A fusion of birch and maple delivers the ultimate tonal expression, and the SONIClear(TM) bearing edge allows the drumhead to sit flat, bringing out the best response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell.

  • The Birch/Maple/Birch 6Ply 7.2mm shell with the new SONIClear(TM) Bearing Edge allows for the direct transmission of sound, reduces unwanted frequencies and provides a strong fundamental pitch and an effortless tuning experience especially at lower tunings.
  • This 5-Piece Shell pack includes 10" and 12" stand mounted rack toms, 14" floor tom. 14" snare drum, and 20"x16" Kick Drum
  • The SONIClear(TM) tom suspension and floor tom feet increase overall resonance by preserving vibration in the shell and keeping stress away from the tension rods, helping the heads stay in tune. 
  • The Birch/Maple/Birch 6Ply 7.2mm shell with the new SONIClear(TM) Bearing Edge allows for the direct transmission of sound, reduces unwanted frequencies and provides a strong fundamental pitch and an effortless tuning experience especially at lower tunings.
  • This 5-Piece Shell pack includes 10" and 12" stand mounted rack toms, 14" floor tom. 14" snare drum, and 20"x16" Kick Drum
  • The SONIClear(TM) tom suspension and floor tom feet increase overall resonance by preserving vibration in the shell and keeping stress away from the tension rods, helping the heads stay in tune. 
  • In addition, all Armory shell packs include the 14" x 5-1/2" Tomahawk Black-Plated Steel Snare. The Tomahawk produces a bright, focused and loud backbeat and adds style to all Armory shell packs.
  • This purchase includes a manufacturer trade-in offer for ANY of Mapex's Armory Series four other snare drums. You'll have two weeks after your Armory kit purchase to test out the Tomahawk and, if the Tomahawk snare doesn't fit your sound, you can trade it in directly with Mapex for one of the other four Armory Snare drums at no charge.

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