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|Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:04 am Post subject: Mapex intros new QR Drum Series
|Mapex has announced its new QR Drum Series targeted primarily to attract the first-time drum buyer and satisfy the percussion retailer in need of an economical, full-featured drum set for the teaching studio environment.
The QR features 9-ply, 7.2mm basswood shells with low density, single-point-of-contact lugs and the Mapex Isolated Tom System (ITS). Mapex ITS eliminates direct contact between the tom mount and the drum, allowing the shell to vibrate more freely and therefore, resonate more naturally. The system is successfully used on many other Mapex Drums, including the M Birch, Pro M, Saturn and the top-of-line Orion Series.
The QR Series Fusionease Configuration in Onyx Sparkle
The QR Series is available in three five-piece configurations. The Standard configuration (QR5254TC) comes with a 22 x 16 bass drum, 12 x 9 and 13 x 10 tom toms, a 16 x 16 floor tom, and a 14 x 5.5 snare drum. The Fusionease configuration includes a 22 x 16 bass drum, 10 x 8 and 12 x 9 tom toms, a 14 x 14 floor tom and a 14 x 5.5 snare drum. Mapex also offer the QR in the company’s popular Voyager configuration. Voyager comes with an 18 x 16 bass, 10 x 8 and 12 x 9 tom toms, a 14 x 14 floor tom and a 14 x 5.5 snare drum. MSRP for each of the configurations kit is $726.00.
QR Series kits also include double-braced Mapex 300-Series Hardware, which contains a boom stand, hi-hat and snare stand, bass drum pedal and padded drummer’s throne. Dealers and consumers will also benefit from the pair of 14-inch hi-hat cymbals and a 16-inch crash cymbal to the QR Series drum set, making it “ready to go,” right out the box.
The QR Series Standard Configuration in Angel Wing
The QR Series will be available in January 2006 in two exclusive sparkle wrapped finishes, Angel Wing and Onyx Sparkle. In July 2006, a third finish, Crimson Swirl will be added to the product line.
Finally, to help consumers assemble the kit, QR Series also comes with the newly released DVD featuring Mapex Artist, Clinician and Educational Director, Dom Famularo. The DVD leads the consumer through the step-by-step assembly of the drum set and also includes a few basic lessons and tuning instructions hosted by Famularo.
“Our goal with the QR Series is to offer the consumer a product with features, style and performance beyond the typical entry level drum set,” said Joe Vasko, Vice President and General Manager of Mapex USA. “The QR Series is packed with valuable features that are common in products twice its price, like isolated tom mounts and RemoŽ drum heads. This is a product that parents can purchase for their families with complete confidence.”
This is a Press Release