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voldak 07-06-2007 05:33 PM

Finally Got a new Kit: Mapex M Birch
 
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After 9 long years with my Tama Rockstars kit, I finally got a new one. My great aunt purchased this kit for me. She has always been really supportive of me playing music.

Bass drum - 22" x 18"

Toms:
8" x 8"
10" x 8"
12" x 9"
14" x 11"
16" x 13"

Snare(s) - Main snare on kit is my 5-1/2" x 14" DW Collectors Brass Snare. Secondary snare is the one that came with the kit. Which is also a 5-1/2" x 14".

The name of the finish is "Black Forest Sapphire"

I will be selling my old kit to eventually get more cymbals. Cymbals have always been a problem for me, since I used to play Metal and cymbals don't last long then. Since i'm switching up styles they should be lasting quite a bit longer now :)

drumbuddy105133 07-06-2007 05:38 PM

Re: Finally Got a new Kit: Mapex M Birch
 
Congratulations! Mapex makes a fine set of drums. However, from what I can see, the cymbals appear to be pretty good. Do you just want a change?

voldak 07-06-2007 05:45 PM

Re: Finally Got a new Kit: Mapex M Birch
 
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Originally Posted by drumbuddy105133 (Post 331929)
the cymbals appear to be pretty good. Do you just want a change?

I hate the sound of my ride. One of the Crashes has a huge crack in it. I cut it out, but it's still cracking. I miss not having a china cymbal. I'd like to just add another crash, china, and some splashes.

Mapex589 07-06-2007 06:06 PM

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She's a beauty!!! Trust me..your gonna love this kit. Congrats!

AveyTare 07-06-2007 06:27 PM

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what a gorgeous finish... really like them.

Frank 07-06-2007 06:28 PM

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The finish is really beautiful.

Ironcobra 07-06-2007 06:30 PM

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very nice, this same m-birch will probably be my next kit, but in a differnet colour

RUSTE 07-06-2007 08:50 PM

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Lovely drumkit. The blue black fade is great & i love your tom sizes. It was a toss up between the mapex pro m birch a tama superstar or a sonor 2007 not long ago... The sonor won ;)

Are you a fan of birch over maple? I got birch because

A) I can tune them nice & open but still get that nice tight focused sound i love with no dampening

B) There 200 odd cheaper than the maple.

C) most people use maple over birch & i like doing what most people don't. That said birch is becoming more popular again i believe. Not that will make be go to maple lol

darknessdude16 07-06-2007 09:48 PM

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I like it alot, I love the finish! What does the kits snare sound like?

voldak 07-06-2007 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by RUSTE (Post 332017)
Lovely drumkit. The blue black fade is great & i love your tom sizes. It was a toss up between the mapex pro m birch a tama superstar or a sonor 2007 not long ago... The sonor won ;)

Are you a fan of birch over maple? I got birch because

A) I can tune them nice & open but still get that nice tight focused sound i love with no dampening

B) There 200 odd cheaper than the maple.

C) most people use maple over birch & i like doing what most people don't. That said birch is becoming more popular again i believe. Not that will make be go to maple lol

I really do love the sound of them. I like the more focused sounds. I will (hopefully) be doing some recording with this kit soon and will put them up. The price was key too. I havent' played on many maple kits, but I just love the sound of this birch kit.

voldak 07-06-2007 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by darknessdude16 (Post 332047)
I like it alot, I love the finish! What does the kits snare sound like?

The kit snare sounds really nice. I have an Evans ST Dry on it and I'm very pleased with the sound. Although, i mainly just use it as a holder for my mp3 player :(

GRUNTERSDAD 07-06-2007 10:41 PM

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Very nice drums, very nice color...I prefer blue and most of all Very Nice Great Aunt. Congrats and have fun.

Norske 07-07-2007 08:18 PM

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Great looking kit Voldak!! I love the finishes on the M Birch! I have to agree with you on the sound of birch too.....I love it.

Now about that Great Aunt.....is she single? I might consider an upgrade myself......LOL.

voldak 07-07-2007 08:29 PM

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hahahah Norske. ahh, Yes she is single. But, she is almost 80 years old. If you are into older women, that's cool. I'll pass along your offer to her and see what she says :P

fijjibo 07-08-2007 07:25 PM

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Welcome to the Mapex Birch clan!!!!

The are the most awesome kit out there for the money.

You will be very happy with it.

donald4789 02-17-2008 01:55 PM

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great looking kit. i bought a mapex m birch crossover 22 setup a few months back and ive never been happier. i also got it in the black forest sapphire and it is gorgeous. im a mapex man for life. hope you love yours as much as i love mine. here are a few pics of mine.

stasz 02-17-2008 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by donald4789 (Post 410609)
great looking kit. i bought a mapex m birch crossover 22 setup a few months back and ive never been happier. i also got it in the black forest sapphire and it is gorgeous. im a mapex man for life. hope you love yours as much as i love mine. here are a few pics of mine.

Looks like you're being pretty liberal with the moongels. I understand that nobody likes nasty overtones, but 3 on the snare?! I don't care if you're playing early Bowie tunes, that's too much for me.

Bob Smith 02-17-2008 09:34 PM

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yeah i use one moon gel on a single ply head not one an a two ply EC head

donald4789 02-19-2008 02:22 PM

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i guess i just really like the sound with 3 on there. i dont know, but whatever serves you best, i suppose

Moon_Type_Drummer 05-09-2008 06:39 PM

Re: Finally Got a new Kit: Mapex M Birch
 
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Originally Posted by voldak (Post 331926)
After 9 long years with my Tama Rockstars kit, I finally got a new one. My great aunt purchased this kit for me. She has always been really supportive of me playing music.

Bass drum - 22" x 18"

Toms:
8" x 8"
10" x 8"
12" x 9"
14" x 11"
16" x 13"

Snare(s) - Main snare on kit is my 5-1/2" x 14" DW Collectors Brass Snare. Secondary snare is the one that came with the kit. Which is also a 5-1/2" x 14".

The name of the finish is "Black Forest Sapphire"

I will be selling my old kit to eventually get more cymbals. Cymbals have always been a problem for me, since I used to play Metal and cymbals don't last long then. Since i'm switching up styles they should be lasting quite a bit longer now :)

THAT is a beautiful kit.


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