Mapex Armory Studioease Fast Drum Shell Kit, 6-Piece

Whether you're performing on stage or in the studio, this 6-piece birch/maple shell kit will produce well-rounded sounds with lightning-fast response.
The Armory Studioease Fast Drum Shell Kit is the next iteration of the Mapex hybrid shell concept. Mapex has taken the popular Armory series and added beautiful veneers, making this one of the most stunning looking and sounding drum kits in its price-point. As in the prior Armory Series finishes, the shells are a fusion of birch and maple, delivering the ultimate in tonal expression. The SONIClear bearing edges allow the drumhead to sit flat, bringing out the best response by optimizing the relationship between the head and shell.

Drums only: Cymbals and hardware are sold separately.


- 6 Ply Birch / Maple / Birch
- SONIClear Edge
- Focused, Tonal, and Responsive
- SONIClear Tom Suspension
- MyDentity Lug - Included Armory Tomahawk Snare Drum

The Birch/Maple/Birch 6Ply 7.2 mm shell with the SONIClear Bearing Edge allows for the direct transmission of sound, reduces unwanted frequencies and provides a strong fundamental pitch and an effortless tuning experience especially at lower tunings.


- 10" x 7" rack tom
- 12" x 8" rack tom
- 14" x 12" floor tom
- 16" x 14" floor tom
- 14" x 5.5" snare drum
- 22" x 18" bass

The SONIClear tom suspension and floor tom feet increase overall resonance by preserving vibration in the shell and keeping stress away from the tension rods, helping the heads stay in tune.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
- Mapex Armory Shell Pack: (22 x 18, 10 x 07, 12 x 08, 14 x 12, 16 x 14, 14 x 5.5")
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ultramarine Gloss
Shipping Weight: 98.75 lbs
Redwood Burst
Shipping Weight: 98.75 lbs
Rain Forest
Shipping Weight: 96.25 lbs
Emerald Burst
Shipping Weight: 97.25 lbs
Desert Dune
Shipping Weight: 97.75 lbs
Black Dawn
Shipping Weight: 104.5 lbs
Purple Haze
Shipping Weight: 104.5 lbs
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-627-3987
(12 ratings)
Submitted January 15, 2018 by robert liberman in springfield, IL
"Mapex AR628SFB Armory Studioease Fast Drum Shell Kit, 6-Piece, Ultramarine Gloss"
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Like many out there, I was skeptical of Mapex for years, I own Tama Starclassic, superstar kits, Pork pie, sonor, Pearl reference and Masters series, yeah im a collector! First thing I did was replace the batter heads with Evans glass hydraulics on the toms/ aquarian super kick2 on the kick Wow this kit sounds phenomenal!! even compared to any of my other kits that are either birch, maple and mahogany and at a great price. What really sold me is the roll over bearing edge as iv been doing this with all my kits before Mapex started doing the Sonic edge is nothing new to me just better than a sharp pinpoint 45 degree.. Great lacquer ultramarine finish and a virgen kick drum, but wish it were a 10 lug kick..Mapex won me over!
Musical Background:
P;aying drums for50 plus yrs
Musical Style:
Rock, classic rock, classic country, new country
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