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    So i need an upgrade, and someone is offering me the mapex pro M (Ltd edition)
    mint condition, but mapex dont make them anymore so im struggling to find out how much its worth, any help would be appreciated

    for 400:
    10", 12" rack toms
    14" floor tom
    22" x 20" Kick drum
    Drum throne
    Tama Iron cobra single pedal + Hardcase
    Fitted cases, Hardware case, cymbal case
    Set of brand new Evans hydraulic drum skins to fit
    Two tambourines and one with a hi-hat fitting
    is it worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHandley View Post
    So i need an upgrade, and someone is offering me the mapex pro M (Ltd edition)
    mint condition, but mapex dont make them anymore so im struggling to find out how much its worth, any help would be appreciated

    for 400:
    10", 12" rack toms
    14" floor tom
    22" x 20" Kick drum
    Drum throne
    Tama Iron cobra single pedal + Hardcase
    Fitted cases, Hardware case, cymbal case
    Set of brand new Evans hydraulic drum skins to fit
    Two tambourines and one with a hi-hat fitting
    is it worth it?


    I think that equates to about $700 here in the states, depending on condition of kit and other hardware I would say thats a good deal. Is it Birch or Maple? There should still be alot of information on it on the web. It's not that old of a model.
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    Not having actually seen it, I'd say that it's probably a fair to good deal with all the stuff that comes with it. The Pro Ms were good kits. Asside from some minor cosmetic differences, they're pretty much the same as the current meridian line. The only reason that I sold mine was because I found a great deal on a used Saturn shell pack.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    yeah, its maple, is that good?

    i want a kit with a resonance not much attack, a lot of tone

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    I think that's a pretty good deal for 400. Have you seen it yet?
    I have an M Birch & I love it. The pro M being maple should give you the sound you prefer.
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    thats the problem, he is a while away so i would have to commit, i cant just pop over the road to sample it :/

    and i cant find any youtube videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHandley View Post
    thats the problem, he is a while away so i would have to commit, i cant just pop over the road to sample it :/

    and i cant find any youtube videos
    Really? I just typed in "Mapex pro m" and got loads!
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...pex+pro+m&sm=1
    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
    Remo & Vater

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    i was put off by the fact that it doesnt seem to be the same model :/

    different type of tom mounts etc

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    If you haven't seen it how do you know what the mounts look like? I'm confused!

    You should ask him to send you some pictures.
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    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
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    oh yes sorry i have 'seen' it with pictures and stuff, just not played it or seen it in the flesh

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    Well the pro M's are good, so it all depends on your gut instinct. It's a good deal, so really it's up to you & how much you want them.
    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
    Remo & Vater

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    Pro M where all maple. The price is reasonable depending on conditiont. Is it that far that you can't take a afternoon drive to meet with the man and try them out and visualy see them. This could be a better deal than you think. You won't know till you go there. Good luck.

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    mint condition, played once

    oh and comes with cases

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    I believe the m series had basswood cores. The pro m I'm not sure about, but it is mostly maple. The info used to be on Wikipedia but they took that part down. Its hard to find info on old mapex kits. I have a 3rd Gen mars series which is maple with a mahogany core. Depending on how new the kit is (when it was made), it is almost the exact same thing as a meridian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piratemonkey124 View Post
    I believe the m series had basswood cores. The pro m I'm not sure about, but it is mostly maple. The info used to be on Wikipedia but they took that part down. Its hard to find info on old mapex kits. I have a 3rd Gen mars series which is maple with a mahogany core. Depending on how new the kit is (when it was made), it is almost the exact same thing as a meridian.
    Back when the M line existed, it was a maple exterior ply, with basswood inner plies (7 or 8 total, I can't remember). Then there was the split to the M and Pro M lines. Around this time they also added the M birch line. The M remained the same, while the Pro M was constructed from 100% Asian maple shells as the Meridians still are today.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    If you want little attack and lots of tone youre going to want new heads immediately you need to factor that into the price youre willing to pay.

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    just as well he has fitted new evans heads then :D

    but seriously guys, yay or nay

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    Yeah, Evans Hydraulics all attack little resonance. So youre going to want all new heads.

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    If it's in the condition that you describe, I'd jump on that in a minute at that price. That's just me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHandley View Post
    mint condition, played once

    oh and comes with cases
    Then what are you waiting for man jump on it now before someone else takes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piratemonkey124 View Post
    I believe the m series had basswood cores. The pro m I'm not sure about, but it is mostly maple. The info used to be on Wikipedia but they took that part down. Its hard to find info on old mapex kits. I have a 3rd Gen mars series which is maple with a mahogany core. Depending on how new the kit is (when it was made), it is almost the exact same thing as a meridian.
    Pro M - 7 ply maple shells
    http://www.mapexdrums.com/images/cat...ational_PM.pdf

    M Birch - 5 plies birch, outer ply maple
    http://www.mapexdrums.com/images/cat...national_M.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHandley View Post
    mint condition, played once

    oh and comes with cases
    BUY THEM NOW!!!
    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
    Remo & Vater

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    I had an M Birch for a long time and loved it.

    That price sounds right to me.


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    I played a Pro M in a church for a couple years, they are good kits. Go for it mate!

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    ProMs are amazing kits, a lot of touring metal bands still play them.

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