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Mapex Partners with to Draw Students to Music Education

Music educator Bob Habersat’s embraces the Modern Band concept as a school-based music program. Utilizing popular music as its central canon, the site teaches students to perform, compose and improvise the music they know and love. Sonor salutes this endeavor and has…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2022

News: Mapex MyDentity Free Tom Event

Mapex is currently offering a free matching 8", 10", 12", or 13" tom with any MyDentity four-, five-, or six-piece kit purchased between now and June 30, 2015. Mapex MyDentity custom drums are built in Nashville and offer a wide…

Modern Drummer
May 7, 2015

Showroom: Mapex Expands and Updates Accessory Line

Mapex has added a complete line of tom holders, cymbal arms, boom arms, and clamps to its hardware selections. The SONIClear tom holder employs a low-mass design that is said to preserve vibration in the drum, thus increasing tom resonance…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2015

Mapex at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

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…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2015

Showroom: Mapex Including SONIClear Bearing Edge on Saturn V Series Drums

The award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the new SONIClear tom holder are now standard features on every Saturn V set. The SONIClear is said to eliminate the problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they’re mounted…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2015

Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums

Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound. The Chris Adler Warbird snare is engraved with his Warbird design. The 5.5x12 6-ply maple/walnut shell…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2015

Product Close-Up: Mapex Armory Series Drums

November 2014 Issue Product Close-Up Mapex Armory Series Drums Maple/birch shells, precise bearing edges, and a unique snare exchange program…at a midrange price? Yes, please! Mapex has been working hard to bring one-of-a-kind deals and pro-level features to the midrange…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2014

Mapex MyDentity Kits Now Available With Premium Heads and SONIClear Bearing Edges

Starting July 1, 2014, MyDentity custom drums will be available with the award-winning SONIClear bearing edge, which the company says was designed to help drummers “tune less and play more.” To kick off this change, the MyDentity Playmore promotion will…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2014

VIDEO! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Syncopation Revisited, Part 1: Basic Applications (From the June 2014 Issue) by Steve Fidyk This month’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop features some of my favorite applications of the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. Syncopation has been a staple since it was first published in…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2014

Mapex Launches New Website

Mapex’s website has been completely renovated, with the primary focus on providing an intuitive experience that’s optimized for viewing on any screen size or device type. The new Mapex home page showcases the company’s latest products, news, and events, and…

Modern Drummer
Apr 4, 2014

VIDEO - Mapex Drums NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Mapex's Joe Hibbs gives a tour of the Mapex booth at The NAMM Show 2014. Mapex Drums has been in the drum making industry for over 18 years. The NAMM Show is the world's largest trade-only…

Modern Drummer
Jan 26, 2014

Matt Halpern Mapex Groove Clinic Tour Dates for September

Mapex artist and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern, will be conducting a clinic tour at the following locations during the month of September:   9/18/2013 – Wednesday - Mid Atlantic Drums - Towson, MD 9/19/2013 – Thursday - Accent Music -…

Modern Drummer
Sep 11, 2013

Mapex Offers Special Edition T-Shirt for MyDentity Owners

Mapex wants its MyDentity owners to know they are appreciated by giving them a special edition t-shirt (while supplies last). “The MyDentity program represents the kind of player-focused thinking that will become the signature for the Mapex brand,” said Michael…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2013

Mapex Wins Best In Show Award at Summer NAMM

A panel of retail experts gathered during the Best in Show discussion during the Summer NAMM Show this past July 13 and awarded Mapex as a “Company to Watch” for providing trendsetting products and services. “Once again, Mapex is very…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2013