NEW Mapex Horizon Drumkits
Two entirely new drumsets from Mapex for 2010 the Horizon HZB and HX Series,
NEW Mapex Horizon Drumkit
Mapex announced the introduction of Horizon, an entirely new drum series for 2010. The Horizon HZB and HX series feature newly designed appointments, including lugs, bass drum mounts, badges and bass drum claws. All Horizon drum sets include a full set of all new Mapex 500 Series Hardware, a padded throne, and a set-up and instructional DVD.
The Horizon features 7.2mm, Birch basswood mixed shells on HZB or basswood shells on HX with newly designed, low mass lugs. These small profile lugs are mounted to the shell using only a single point of contact, minimizing the holes drilled into the shell and thereby enhancing resonance. Horizon Series drums also Remo® drumheads, including a self-muffling bass drum batter head.
The Horizon’s bass drum claws are newly designed to be low in profile and include cushioned gaskets to protect the bass drum hoops. The bass drum’s tom mount features new styling and a built-in adapter to accommodate an optional cymbal arm.
Horizon Series drums use the Mapex-exclusive Isolated Tom Mounting System (ITS). The lightweight and compact system employs Mapex’s unique combination of off-the-shell mounting hardware that allows the drum to resonate more freely, improving projection and sustain. The Horizon’s ITS features an interlocking tom bracket that ensures secure positioning as well as quick and easy set up and tear down.
All Horizon drum sets feature newly designed Mapex 500 Series Hardware. The 500 Series includes many features that were introduced with the 700 series hardware including newly styled memory locks and Multi-Sustain Cymbal Felts, that allow players to use any combination of plastic or felt on their cymbal stands for more precise cymbal sustain.
26th January 2010