Mapex launches MPX Series snare drums

MPX: the new range
MPX: the new range

As Winter NAMM 2009 draws nearer, new gear rumours and announcements are pouring in, with Mapex USA leading by example on the latter. To compliment the drum giant's latest Black Panther additions comes a brand new range of snares: the MPX Series.

The wood versions are available in Maple (14"x5.5" and 13"x6") and Birch (13"x6" and 14"x5.5"), both lines feature a gloss finish and chrome or black hardware including a fully adjustable throw-off and low mass lugs. Remo heads are also fitted as standard.

A steel snare is also available (14"x5.5", 13"x5.5" and 10"x5.5") with a mirror-like stainless-steel shell.

All MPX Series snares have an RRP of $239.99.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).