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Mapex Mars Reimagined New Maple & Timeless Birch Options

today29 December, 2022


Mapex’s new Mars Maple and Birch series kits fuse the legacy of the Mapex Mars range with new shell options, modern features and an eye-catching selection of all new wrap and lacquer finishes.

Mars Maple, Natural Satin

Whether you prefer the warmth and smooth tone of a classic 100% Maple shell, or the tonal balance and controlled punch of a 100% Birch shell the re-imagined Mars Series has something to offer, setting a new benchmark for tone, quality and value in a mid-range kit.

Mars Birch, Twilight Sparkle

Features include matching wood snare drums, our proprietary SONIClear tom suspension system and our globally renowned SONIClear bearing edge. This important feature, utilized across our professional kit ranges, allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell, expanding the tuning range and deepening the fundamental pitch of the drums, adding dimension and character to the tone of both the 100% 7-ply European Maple and the 100% 6-ply Birch Shells.

Four stunning lacquer finishes give the Mars Maple a beautiful, modern look, whilst the Mars Birch features four new eye-catching sparkle wrap finishes that won’t fail to impress your bandmates. With a variety of player-friendly configurations available, the new MARS Series offers drummers of every genre and level the look, sound and versatility to continue their playing journey in a pocket friendly range of drums.

MARS Birch

The 6-Ply, 100% Birch Shells produce a focused attack and speak quickly and clearly under the stick. Rack toms sing with a punchy brightness that is perfectly complemented by the strong low-end frequencies of the bass drum and floor toms.

  • 6-ply 7.2mm Birch Shells
  • Matching Snare Drum
  • SONIClear™ Bearing Edges
  • SONIClear™ tom suspension
  • Low-Contact Bass Drum Claws (Pic ref Mars Birch Banner)
  • Remo Drumheads
Mars Maple Midnight Blue

MARS Maple

The 7-Ply, 100% European Maple Shells deliver a warm and wonderfully balanced tone, making this all new Mars option an ideal choice for the stage or studio. Our selection of beautiful lacquer finishes means these drums look as impressive as they sound.

  • 7-ply 7.2mm European Maple Shell
  • Matching Snare Drum
  • SONIClear™ Bearing Edges
  • SONIClear™ tom suspension
  • Low-Contact Bass Drum Claws
  • Remo Drumheads

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Written by: The UK Drum Show

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