The Mars Series offers 100% Birch shells with the new SONIClear(TM) bearing edge, producing an explosive, clear tone with a quick rebound. We fell back in love with Mars series when it was re-introduced at NAMM 2014. The 6-Ply (7.2mm) 100% Birch shells with Mapex's SONIClear(TM) Bearing Edge allows for the direct transmission of sound, reducing unwanted frequencies and provide a strong fundamental pitch and an effortless tuning experience in a wide range of tunings.
Birch 6-ply 7.2mm shell SONIClear™ Bearing Edges
Available in several finishes
Mapex Armory Series
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™ bearing edge allows the drumhead to sit flat, bringing out the best response by optimizing the relationship between head and shell.
We fell in love with Armory drums in all of its beautiful finishes when they were first introduced at NAMM 2014. The Birch / Maple / Birch 6-ply 7.2mm shell with Mapex's SONIClear™ 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.
The Black Panther Design System represents the pinnacle of instrument design. Groundbreaking innovations combine with drum-building mastery to form a unique and extremely versatile instrument. The hybrid Maple and Mahogany shells use the chamber-specific designs of the Black Panther Design Lab systems. Plies get progressively thicker, depths graduate by 1/2”, bearing edges change and the SAS ring system modulates as the drums get larger in diameter. The combination of these details creates an amazing symphony of instruments in one kit, where each and every drum sounds perfect!