Mapex MA528SF Mars Birch Crossover Drum Shell Kit, 5-Piece

This 1-up, 2-down birch shell kit delivers crystal-clear tone and stays in tune even at lower tunings, thanks to Mapex's innovative SONIClear bearing edges.

The Mapex MA528SF Mars Crossover Drum Shell Kit, 5-Piece shell pack offers 100% birch, shallow depth shells with the SONIClear bearing edge, producing a fast, clear tone with a quick rebound. The Mars Series Crossover Shell Pack features a 1 up and 2 down configuration that is ideal for players who want a powerful rock sound with a single rack tom for closer positioning of their ride cymbal.


- The Birch 6Ply 7.2mm 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.
- This 5-piece shell pack includes a 12" mounted rack tom, 14" and 16" Floor Toms, 14" Snare Drum and a 22"x18" Kick.
- The SONIClear(TM) 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.
- Add the Mapex Mars 600 Hardware Pack to get the hardware you need

Package Contains:

- 12" mounted rack tom
- 14" and 16" floor toms
- 14" snare drum
- 22"x18" kick drum

NOTE: Shell kit only. Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 92.2 lbs
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-627-3987

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (10 ratings)
Submitted June 30, 2014 by Ethan G in Mesa, AZ

"The best for the money"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For $600 this drum set will destroy anything else in that price range. The birch shells sound amazing all around. The finish looks gorgeous and the hardware is solid. Only thing is they skimped on the snare a little, the throw off is weak and the wires are flimsy, but its nothing a couple upgrades won't fix and once you do it will be as good as most snare you would buy stand alone.

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