In this video from NAMM 2015, Mapex’s Joe Hibbs takes us on a tour of the company’s new offerings for 2015.
Mapex improved the Saturn V line to include the SONIClear bearing edges, and SONIClear tom holders now come standard on all Saturn V kits.
Mapex has also introduced three new artist-inspired snare drums this year. These three snare drums come with a Black Panther booklet containing a signed picture of the artist inside.
The Black Panther Chris Adler Warbird snare has a 5.5×12 walnut and maple shell with the Adler family emblem engraved into it.
The Black Panther Wraith was designed in conjunction with Periphery drummer Matt Halpern. This drum features a 6×14 brass shell, 45-degree bearing edges, and all-chrome parts
The Versatus was built to studio great Russ Miller’s specs. It has a 4.58×14, 2-ply maple/3-ply mahogany/2-ply maple hybrid shell, a rounded 45-degree top edge, and a rounded 35-degree bottom edge. Russ Miller’s Black Panther booklet also features a free download of his latest solo album.
The NAMM Show 2015, a trade-only event for the music products industry, was held January 22-25 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For information on NAMM 2015 visit the official NAMM website here. For more on Mapex visit their website here. To see other videos and coverage of NAMM 2015 from Modern Drummer click here.