Mapex introduces Meridian Series drums

5th Jan 2009 | 13:38

Mapex introduces Meridian Series drums
Mapex Meridian Birch
The Meridian Birch...
Mapex introduces Meridian Series drums
Mapex Meridian Maple
...and the Meridian Maple

Brand new product line for 2009

It looks like Mapex USA plans to keep itself busy in 2009 because hot-on-the-heels of the Black Panther additions comes a whole new product line: the Meridian Series.

The Meridian Birch features 6-ply, 7.2mm shells while the Meridian Maple boasts 7-plys. Both sets include steel Powerhoops and Remo UT heads as standard and Mapex's new and improved (lighter and lower) Isolated Tom Mounting System for "extra sustain and resonance."

A nice selling-point for both kits is the inclusion of 700 Series hardware. Like the Mounting System, it's lighter than its predecessors and is chrome-plated to boot.

700 series hardware

Fans of Birch can choose between seven configurations and eight finishes from $1230 while the Maple comes in eight configurations starting at $1540. A limited edition Meridian Birdseye Maple kit is also available with an RRP of $2490.

Keep a (Birds)eye on Mapex Drums for shipping details.

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