We’ve all been there; we know we want a new kit, but when we start to look at a few options, we can get inundated with choice, making the process overwhelming. Fortunately, if you’re not sure what to get, Mapex has a Mars kit for you.
Whether you need a basic rock tone, a tight Be-Bop tone, or something in between, there is a Mapex Mars Shell kit for you. Of course, you will need some killer hardware to round out your new kit, but we’ll get to that a little later one.
Mapex Mars Shell Kits
You might find yourself wondering what a Shell Kit is. In simple terms, a shell kit consists of only the drum shells and comes with no hardware or stands. This makes a lot of sense for drummers upgrading from an older kit as you can use your existing hardware, making the price of a new kit much cheaper.
All the Mapex Mars kits are made from 100% Birch and are a uniform 6-ply/7.2mm across all drums.
Mars 4-Piece Rock 24 Shell Pack
The Mars Series “Rock 24″ Shell Pack features a 1 up and 1 down tom set-up that keeps all the toms within easy reach while the 24” bass drum produces a powerful, yet naturally equalized tone.
Mars 5-Piece Crossover Shell Pack
The Mars Series “Crossover” Shell Pack features a 22″bass drum, with a 1 up and 2 down tom configuration that is ideal for players who want a powerful rock sound with a single rack tom for closer positioning of their ride cymbal.
Mars 5-Piece Rock Shell Pack
The Mars Series “Rock” Shell Pack features sizes that can span a wide range of playing styles. This configuration offers a blend of power and versatility well-suited for the drummer needing a portable, great sounding kit.
Mars Series 4-Piece BeBop Shell Pack
The Mars Series “Bop” Shell Pack features a 1 up and 1 down compact set up featuring an 18″ kick drum with a massive sound. This is the configuration you need when space is limited and you require response, power and control.
Mapex Mars Series Colour Options
Mars Series Configurations
See the Mars Kits in Action
If your hardware is getting a little tired, or if you don’t have any hardware and you’re looking to buy some, you can’t go wrong with a Mapex hardware pack.
The all-in-one hardware packs are an ideal way to ensure that you have everything you need. There’s little worse than going home with your new gear, only to find you can’t use it because you forgot something.
Mapex Mars 600 Chrome Hardware Pack
Mars Hardware features lightweight yet highly functional stands and simple but sturdy pedals that will serve the needs of gigging drummers needing to lighten their load or younger players looking to make a major upgrade. Mars Hardware comes in either chrome or black-plated finish to the style of any player.