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
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.
The new Mapex Horizon
HZB Series Fusionease Configuration in the Transparent Midnight
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.
Mapex Horizon drum sets also include an instructional
set-up DVD, hosted by Drumming’s Global Ambassador and Mapex Artist,
is available in four lacquered finishes for Horizon HZB or nine high-gloss
wrapped finishes for Horizon HX and four 5-piece configurations: Standard/5255T
(22x18 bass drum, 12x9 and 13x10 tom toms, 16x16 floor tom, 14x5.5 snare
drum), Fusionease/5245T (22x18 bass drum, 10x8 and 12x9 tom toms, 14x14
floor tom, 14x5.5 snare drum), Pop/Rock (SRO)/ 5295T (22x18 bass drum,
10x8 and 12x9 tom toms, 16x16 floor tom, 14x5.5 snare drum) and Jazz/5045T
(20x18 bass drum, 10x8 and 12x9 tom toms, 14x14 floor tom, 14x5.5 snare
An optional Mapex cymbal pack is also available with the
Horizon. The pack includes a set of 14-inch hi-hats, a 16-inch crash and
a 20-inch ride.
The Horizon Series replaces the VX and QR Series product
line, which has been discontinued.