The Mapex Drum Company continues to move forward with their innovative product designs and huge range of tuning. That is the reason I have been playing with Mapex for most of my professional career. I still remember the first time I saw a Mapex drum kit in a shop in the early 2000’s, and seeing some of my favorite artists playing Mapex drums on TV. In 2010, I became the proud owner of a Mapex Orion series (Maple). It was one of the best sounding drum sets I have ever played. When I came to the USA, I needed a set that would fit my budget. I bought a Mapex Mars series (Birch) because of the surprising quality and value in this price range. By far, the best choice I could have made!
A few years later, I was fortunate to join the Mapex family as a USA artist and became the proud owner of a Mapex Saturn V series (Walnut/Maple), as well as a good selection of Black Panther series snare drums. The Maple and Walnut hybrid shell produces a strong attack and a rich tone that projects well in live settings and tracks perfectly in the studio. It’s the classic Saturn sound, and I am happy to be able to use it!