Mapex announced the introduction of the Voyager Drum Set
Series, an entirely new entry-level product line for 2010. All Voyager
drum sets are packaged to be “ready to go” and include a full
set of all new Mapex 330 Series Hardware, a padded throne, a set of new
Mapex Cymbals and a set-up and instructional DVD. The all basswood drums
feature newly designed appointments, including lugs, mounts, badges and
bass drum claws.
The Voyager features 7.2mm, basswood shells 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. Voyager Series drums also Remo® drumheads,
including a self-muffling bass drum batter head.
The bass drum’s tom mount features new styling and
a recessed adapter to accommodate an optional cymbal arm.
All Voyager drum sets feature newly designed Mapex 330 Series
Hardware. The 330 Series Cymbal Stand features 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 Voyager drum sets also include an instructional set-up
DVD, hosted by Drumming’s Global Ambassador and Mapex Artist, Dom
Voyager is available in Black, Burgundy, Dark Indigo, Gray
Steel or Snow White covered finishes and three 5-piece configurations:
Standard/VR5254TCZ (22x16 bass drum, 12x9 and 13x10 tom toms, 16x16 floor
tom, 14x5.5 snare drum), Fusionease/ VR5244TCZ (22x16 bass drum, 10x8 and
12x9 tom toms, 14x14 floor tom, 14x5.5 snare drum) and Jazz/VR5044TCZ (20x16
bass drum, 10x8 and 12x9 tom toms, 14x14 floor tom, 14x5.5 snare drum).
The new Mapex cymbal pack is also available with Voyager
kits. The pack includes a set of 14-inch hi-hats and an 18-inch crash/ride.
The Voyager Series replaces the Q Series product line, which
has been discontinued.