Mt. Juliet, TN - January, 2014
The Mapex Drum Company set out to solve one of the biggest headaches of being a drummer; the frustrations of tuning your drums. Mapex wants drummers to spend less time tuning and be able to play more. The result of that mission is the latest innovation from Mapex: The SONIClear™ bearing edge.
Adam Jones (Rhythm) - March, 2015
Mapex launched its Mars and Armoury series together at NAMM 2014, in the process introducing the company's SONIClear bearing edge to the drumming world. Though Mars has been used as a series name by Mapex previously, it stresses that the new drums bear no resemblance to the former range.
"Mapex employs an electro-plating process to coat the hardware which it claims is significantly more durable than powder coating"