• Tune Less. Play More.
  • SONIClear™ Bearing Edge

SONIClear™

Tune Less. Play More.

The Mapex Drum Company set out to solve one of the biggest headaches of being a drummer; the frustrations of tuning your drums. Players often have had a difficult time tuning their drums and making them sound good because the apex of the edge is too far to the outside of the shell and they can't get the drumhead to sit flat.

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. In short, it enables players to get a great sound even without much tuning experience. 



Experience The Edge of Innovation.

The SONIClear™ Bearing Edge allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range.

For the serious player, the increased head to edge contact increases shell vibration, allowing the sonic nuances of the Hybrid shell to stand out.








SONIClear™ Edge Audio Test Sessions


SOUND


The increased drumhead to shell contact acheived by the SONIClear™ Edge enhances shell vibration, resulting in the "biggest" sound possible from the drum.

The Green Waveform is a recording of a drum with the SONIClear™ edge. The dark grey waveform is a drum with a typical edge.  Tuned to the same pitch and recording identically, it's clear that the drum with the SONIClear™ Edge produces a much larger waveform from the initial strike through the full sustain of the note.



SUSTAIN


Because the drumhead sits flat on the SONIClear™ Edge, the tension applied during tuning is more balanced and stress-free. This allows the drumhead to vibrate freely and fully. 

Waveform Comparison Example: The Green Waveform is a recording of a drum with the SONIClear™ edge. The dark grey waveform is a drum with a typical edge. The size of the SONIClear™ waveform indicates a lower and stronger fundamental pitch while the length indicates a longer sustain compared to a typical edge.