View Full Version : Which drums???

12-24-2004, 06:59 AM
Any opinions on Mapex drums? I'm interested in buying a 6-piece Mapex. It is either that or a Pearl Export Select 7-piece. What should i get? :confused:

12-25-2004, 06:23 PM
Buy which ever kit sounds the best 2 u. Don't listen with your eye's! Of course $ is a factor. So all so consider which kit gives u the most stuff, this will help when you are putting the rest of the kits componets together, stuff like stands, throne, cymbals, etc....

12-26-2004, 10:19 AM
Thanks, I'm going for the Pearl because it also comes with three free boom stands, one straight stand and a free double pedal.... THATS A DEAL!!

Greg F
12-28-2004, 06:27 PM
Hi i play mapex drums. i have the saturn pro series and i love them
before that i played Ludwig vintage set from 77 . i would definatly
go play a set of mapex before you buy anything.
Greg :)

12-28-2004, 07:32 PM
im a yamaha man forever..:)

12-29-2004, 05:05 AM
the deal for your Pearl drums looks like they're trying to get you to buy thier kit cause theyre giving you free s**t...I think...they're trying to cover up for the..I dunno..the sound of the drums...reliability...?
We are all either victims, or victors, of THE GREAT DEAL. Pearl has been a strong name for a very long time, and Mapex, though stumbling here and there in the beginning, is fast becoming a 'drum household name' alongside Pearl, Yamaha, Tama, etc...
dont be surprised or upset if you get your GREAT DEAL home and are very dissapointed..no matter WHAT brand...CAVEAT EMPTOR.

12-29-2004, 10:58 AM
Well I would get them from a store called Waddell's which is a local store. In their catolog they offer the free things when you buy the kits. I'll keep yinz posted on what I get. Yes, I'm from Pittsburgh home of the The Pittsburgh Steelers. I mean the Pittsburgh Stillers! :)

12-30-2004, 11:41 AM
He kewlkat I noticed your private message and so here's my reaction:

I don't know **** about this ! Sorry.. I never bought a kit, I'm playing my brother's kit.. :)

Well, good luck!!

12-31-2004, 11:37 AM
I noticed you were on when I sent the message. I'm just asking for thoughts from other drummers. Thanx.

01-01-2005, 12:35 AM
You have to tell me more.

Why are you looking to buy this kit? Do
you need it for work or for shedding?

01-01-2005, 07:53 AM
Well right now I am playing my uncle's Ludwig Rockers which are outdated. They are the trditional 4-piece with an additional Slingerland 10x8 tom added on. I was holding on to them for him since he was building his new house. When he finishes, which is soon, he will have a soudproof room in his house for his boys to jam in when they are older. I need my own drumset is what I'm saying. I've had this drumset with 20 year-old drum heads on it since I haven't been able to afford drumheads because I would have to buy them (resposibility thing, it works!) It would be just for shredding purposes since I'm only 16. I also need a new set to do a show early next school year. Also what I meant was just shed some light about what you think about either company and any of your suggestions. I'm open to anything!:D

01-08-2005, 09:03 PM
Change of plans boys. Went with Mapex and they are high quality!! Check out a set of Mapex whenever you can they are NICE!!! They are my 16th birthday present. Being 16 I think it is fair to warn all drivers in the state of Pennsylvania on this forum!! :D:D:D:D

01-11-2005, 04:41 AM
what kind of mapex is it?

01-11-2005, 06:18 AM
With all drummers, it has a lot to do with the sound you want. I think Mapex is a good brand and they do sound good.I went with the Pearl Masters for the excellent sound I really wanted. It is all very relative. As I say, get what catches your ear the most. Have some shredding fun on those Mapex drums kewlkat.

01-11-2005, 12:04 PM
Hey Kewlkat, We'll be up against eachother this coming saturday.
I am a Jets fan....
It's all in good fun though!

GO Curtis Martin!

01-11-2005, 12:21 PM
Good choice

01-11-2005, 12:24 PM
Jets or Martin?

Both I guess...

01-11-2005, 12:25 PM
Its all good Morgenthaler, but promise me one thing, if the Steelers win, you cheer for the Steelers, if the Jets win I'll cheer for the Jets. Deal?
Hey Stap it is a M maple:

01-11-2005, 12:27 PM
Hey Kewlkat thats a deal!

I actually am totally in awe of Ben Rothlisberger! Man what a Career start!!

01-11-2005, 12:28 PM
Sorry Anono is my bro. He was logged in and I didn't notice. I'll cheer for the Jets, you know, J! E! T! S! JETS! JETS! JETS! But you know...(to the tune of wheels on the bus)
:D :D When the People hit the bus they all fall down, all fall down, all fall down! :D :D Oh yeah, my Girlfriend is a Giants fan. :(

01-11-2005, 12:30 PM
He's a great dude. And he lives near where I used to live! Did you see my set?

01-11-2005, 12:34 PM
It looks cool -cat!

01-11-2005, 12:36 PM
You're a funny guy! :) Don't you own your own store or am I mistaken?

01-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Well,- not quite,- I am the Wholesale / export manager of Percussion Center in Copenhagen. www.slagtojctr.dk but it's in danish so I'm guessing you won't me making sense of it!

01-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I'm getting a resonant head that looks like Diamond Plate Steel! Its going to look money!! Well from the looks of it I can make out Gallery and contact! Thats two!

01-11-2005, 12:41 PM
I got an old STARFIRE head by REMO as a mirror in my bedroom,- works 100% like a mirror :)

01-11-2005, 12:44 PM
There you are, at least what you do! With animal on the side! Sweet I've never seen a starfire before

01-11-2005, 12:47 PM
u bet,- well,- I gotta get some tea happening in my kitchen...just returned from the valley of the dead (actually a harsh flue)... Keep it clean!

01-11-2005, 12:48 PM
Whoa I just saw one on the net and I can get a custom one of those from some guy selling them.

01-11-2005, 12:48 PM
Take it easy bro!

01-15-2005, 07:46 PM
Any opinions on Mapex drums? I'm interested in buying a 6-piece Mapex. It is either that or a Pearl Export Select 7-piece. What should i get? :confused:
Did you ever choose a set? If you did ,are you happy with it?

01-17-2005, 07:34 AM
Yeah, I did. It is very nice. Its not the highest class of Mapex but it works and it was a very good deal. Here is the link to where I got it:
I'm enjoying it very much.

01-22-2005, 03:44 PM
Good on you!