finnhiggins said:I hate to interrupt a good bitch-fight, but you seem to have missed my prior post on this topic.
Mapex use shells made by Taye. The other large brands all have their own facilities in China and do not share production, right down to the Stagestar/Forum/Rydeen or whatever. If you want to confirm this I can give you the telephone number of an independent person who has seen the Yamaha and Tama facilities in China with their own eyes.
So Mapex doesn't make their own shells - is this what you are saying?