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New Life on Mars

Mapex's Mars Maple drumkit in Sunflower Sparkle
Mapex’s Mars Maple drum kit in Glossy Amber

Mapex has reimagined its Mars line of drum kits with what it calls a “pocket-friendly sonic classic”: the Mars Maple. Its 100% 7-ply European maple shells are fitted with bearing edges that allow drumheads to make better contact. Additional features include insulated bass drum claws, matching wood snare drums, and bass drum-mounted tom holders equipped with a proprietary suspension system. Available in 4-, 5- (shown here), and 6-piece configurations in Glossy Amber (shown here), Natural Satin, Matte Black, and Midnight Blue finishes.

$699 online |