Pro M Gets New Configs, Colors and Appointments for '07

(Press Release | Posted 2007-01-01)

Pro M Gets New Configs, Colors and Appointments for '07

Mapex announced that it is expanding its Pro M Series to include two exciting new pre-packaged configurations — the seven-piece Plus Bass Fusion Pop 22 and the five-piece Crossover 22. The Plus Bass Fusion Pop 22 (PM7287U) was configured with R&B players in mind and features an extra deep 22x20-inch bass drum, 8x7, 10x8, 12x9 suspended tom toms, 14x12 and 16x14 floor toms and a matching 14x5.5 snare drum. The set-up includes stands for the suspended toms, leaving the bass drum clear of holes drilled for a tom mount.

The set includes two Mapex B550A Boom Stands, B960A Combo Tom/Cymbal Stand, a B550A Tom Stand, an S550A Snare Stand, an H750A Hi-Hat Stand and a P950A Bass Drum Pedal.

Rockers and big band players will gravitate to the new one-up, two-down Crossover 22 (PM5286U) configuration. The set is built around a 22x18 bass drum, 12x9 suspended tom, 14x14 and 16x16 floor toms and a matching 14x5.5 snare. The Crossover 22 also includes a six-piece hardware pack of Mapex 550A and 750A Series Hardware.

You Still Get a Free Black Panther Snare! Mapex has announced that it will extend its “Buy the Kit, Get the Cat” promotion on Pro M Series of drum sets throughout 2007. The promotion rewards consumers that purchase a 2007 model Pro M drum set with a latest edition of a free Black Panther auxiliary Maple and Cherry Snare Drum. The free Black Panther Snare drum is a 13x6, featuring 2.3mm Chrome Mapex Powerhoops and a thin maple and cherry shell. The drum carries a retail value of $529.99 and is packaged with specially marked drum sets.

New Finishes!

Mapex USA announced that it has added two new lacquer finishes and two new exclusive Delmar® coverings to its Pro M series of drum sets.

Two new fade finishes, Boston Pewter and Red Wood Fade are hand-applied, eight-coat high gloss lacquer finishes. Liquid Blue Pearl and Ruby Red Pearl have been added to the two existing Delmar wrapped finishes used in the Pro M Series.

All Maple

The Pro M Series features all-maple shells and the Mapex Isolated Tom Mount System that ensures maximum shell resonance. Pro M drum sets are available in eleven high-gloss, hand-applied lacquer finishes and four exclusive Delmar® coverings.

In addition, all snare drums included with 2007 Pro M drum sets are now equipped with 20 split lugs for more precise tuning and more attractive styling.

Super-size Your Pro M

In an effort to satisfy the market’s growing demand for larger and larger drum sets, Mapex has announced the release of its new Plus Bass 22 Add-on Pack for the company’s Pro M Series.

This add-on pack capitalizes on the success that Mapex enjoyed in 2006 with the release of its cannon-like 22x20-inch bass drum that propelled sales of its Classic and Classic Plus configurations. The Plus Bass 22 Add-on Pack (PMPK208U) includes a 22x20 bass drum, 10x8 suspended tom tom, 18x16 floor tom, a P750A Bass Drum Pedal, a TS960 Combination Tom/Cymbal Stand and an AC906 Multi-Clamp which allows the player to clamp a hi-hat stand to a kick drum to economize pedal space.

“Big drum sets are back,” proclaimed Jeff Ivester, Marketing Director for Mapex USA. “If you’ve always wanted a double kick drum kit, Mapex is offering up an incredibly affordable opportunity.

“If you were to purchase our 4-piece Classic configuration and the add-on pack, you would find yourself behind one of the biggest, hottest drum sets available — at a price no other company can match,” added Ivester. “Throw in the free snare from the ‘Buy the Kit, Get the Cat promotion and you’ve got a can’t-miss deal.”

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