Mapex Saturn V
The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. The award winning SONIClear™ bearing edge and the new SONIClear™ tom holder are standard features on every Saturn V set.
BMapex introduced the SONIClear™ bearing edge last year on their highly acclaimed Armory and Mars kits. The positive response to the bearing edge was overwhelming and prompted countless questions from Mapex fans: “When will Saturn be available with SONIClear™ bearing edges?” The wait is over. Adding the SONIClear™ bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of Saturn’s most distinguished feature the Maple and Walnut hybrid shell.
The SONIClear™ eliminates the age-old problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they’re mounted on a stand. The tom holder also dramatically increases sustain and fullness of tone by preserving vibration in the head and shell and preventing energy transfer to the hardware.
Saturn V MH and MH Exotic are available in the same great finishes as Saturn IV and include the same great features: SONIClear™ tom suspension, SONIClear™ floor tom legs, low-contact bass drum claws, Memory Mark™ bass drum spurs and a free-floating bass drum mount (optional).
The Saturn MH Edition features Mapex 6-Ply snares and toms, and 8-ply bass drums constructed of North American Maple and Walnut hybrid shells with chrome hardware. Additionally, these shells are crowned with Remo Emperor clear batter drumheads, and Remo P3 Batter Bass drumheads. The Saturn V MH are available in two custom Delmar wraps and three Mapex lacquered finishes. Like the MH Edition, the shells of the MH Exotic are the classic Saturn Maple and Walnut hybrid. However, that’s where the comparison ends. The Exotics all come standard with Black Chrome hardware and are available in five distinct Maple Burl Exotic finishes with exquisite figuring. Players will have a hard time deciding on their favorite finish. And even if they can, they won’t be sure whether they want to play them…or just stare at them.
Mapex Armory Drum Sets & Hardware
Mapex Armory Drum Sets
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.
Shell Material: 6 Ply Birch / Maple / Birch
For more information, please visit the Mapex Armory page by clicking here.
Mapex Armory Hardware
Armory is a complete line of gig-quality hardware featuring heavy-duty tubes, double-braced legs, memory locks, and the adjustability needed by the serious player. To suit each drummer’s unique style and kit finish, Armory Hardware comes in chrome, black-plated, or a unique hybrid finish featuring chrome tubes and black plated fittings.
Mapex Mars Drum Sets & Hardware
Mapex Mars Series Drum Sets
The Mars Series Shell Packs offer shallow depth 100% Birch shells complete with the new SONIClear™ Bearing Edge, which increases the contact between the drumhead and shell and allows the head to sit flat on the edge. The SONIClear™ bearing edge produces a stronger and more centered pitch and makes the drums remarkably easy to tune. For more information, click here.
Mapex Mars Series Hardware
Mars Hardware features lightweight yet highly functional stands and simple but sturdy pedals that will serve the needs of gigging drummers needing to lighten their load or younger players looking to make a major upgrade. Mars Hardware comes in either chrome or black plated finish to the style of any player. For more information, visit here.
Mapex Voyager Drum Sets
The Mapex Voyager delivers great sound and dynamic looks right out of the box! The Voyager’s add-on packs allow for new or existing Voyager users to expand their set-up to include a second bass drum, additional toms, and more cymbals without having to buy a whole new kit or spend too much money.
The Voyager also has the option of adding on a Planet Z by Zildjian cymbal pack for just a little bit more! Stop in today for more information.
Yamaha GigMaker Drum Sets
The new Yamaha GigMaker set utilizes all Yamaha hardware featuring hex tom ball joints with five new eye-catching glitter wrap finishes. Unlike most drum sets at this price point, the GigMaker features matching wood bass drum hoops for superior tone and playability and both a 20″ and 22″ configuration. Available as a shell pack with hardware, or packaged with Wuhan Cymbals.
- Basswood and poplar shells
- Lowest formaldehyde content exceeds stringent global standards for adhesives
- Distinctive Yamaha tom ball mount
- Power-depth bass drum
- Universal-depth mounted toms
- Matching wood bass drum hoops
- Matching wood snare drum
- Yamaha double-braced hardware
- Two popular 5-piece configurations
- 20″ bass drum, 10″/12″ toms, 14″ floor tom, 14″ snare
- 22″ bass drum, 12″/13″ toms, 16″ floor tom, 14″ snare
- Available as shell packs, shells with hardware, and complete kit with cymbals
- Five fantastic finishes available: Black Glitter, Blue Ice Glitter, Burgundy Glitter, Silver Glitter, White Grape Glitter
Yamaha DTX400 Series Electronic Drums
The DTX400K comes equipped with 10 professional drum kits made with world-famous sounds from throughout the history of drums including Yamaha’s legendary acoustic series. By utilizing voices from our professional DTX900/700/500 and DTX-MULTI 12, each kit has extremely high sound quality with “Accent Articulation” for dynamic instruments that change sound characteristics according to your hit strength. But that’s not all – you can freely mix any of the 169 organic drum sounds to create customized kits that suit your style – even if your style is always changing. Try a heavy metal double bass kit one day then change into a dance kit the next, or keep your ten favorite kits of all time. You get a world of choices inside: 23 snares, 21 kicks, 36 toms, 31 cymbals, and 42 percussion instruments. Getting a DTX400K is really like having ten professional drum sets in one compact electronic drum kit. The tribe is calling – hear the sounds of the DTX400K right now at the “Kits” tab.
- Authentic drumming experience in a compact electronic drum set
- Genuine Yamaha bass drum pedal included
- Deluxe HH65 Remote Hi-Hat Controller
- New TP70S 3-zone snare pad
- Large 10” cymbals and Hi-Hat cymbal
- 7.5” Drum Pads designed for greater playability and durability
- NEW DTX400 Drum Trigger Module with 169 high-quality sounds
- 10 Preset kits (all of which can be overwritten)
- 10 interactive Training Functions with Voice Guidance
- 10 play-along songs (new songs can be downloaded via USB)
- Expandable – add an additional crash cymbal pad
- Steel Rack provides a solid playing experience
This deluxe model includes the new TP70S snare pad that allows playing snare head, open rimshot, and closed rimshot voices in each of the three zones for more musical expression. Your feet will appreciate the genuine Yamaha bass drum pedal that provides authentic feel for the kick drum, and the HH65 adjustable hi-hat controller pedal. Three 10” cymbals are mounted to chrome cymbal stands on a steel rack system to provide a solid foundation for your rhythm sessions. The high quality drum voices are taken from Yamaha’s DTX900/700/500 series and DTX-MULTI 12, and you can customize the entire kit anytime you want to try a different set of sounds.
The Center of Music and Art is pleased to offer a full line of drum and percussion instruments and accessories. We are a proud partner with Mapex Drums and Percussion, Black Panther Snare Drums, Yamaha Drums & Percussion, Ludwig, and more! And, on top of a selection of pedals, stands, and hardware, we have access to everything you need in the way of Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste Cymbals; Remo, Evans, and Aquarian drumheads; and a wide variety of drumsticks and mallets. Stop by today to check out our ever-expanding selection!