Mt. Juliet, TN…June 26, 2012 – The Mapex Drum Company announced the availability of a new Limited Edition Meridian Black drum kit called “The Raven”. This specially designed drum kit will be available exclusively through authorized Mapex dealers worldwide.
The Meridian Black Raven kit is the first in a series of “Player Designed” kits with features directly filling the needs of the modern rock drummer. The Raven kit will be a limited edition, specific in its configuration, and very unique in its look. Once they are sold out, they will not be reproduced.
The rich Birch/Maple shells crank out low and dark tones with a balanced attack. The inside of the shells feature a new Black finish that enhances resonance and projection. The 22"x20" Bass drum delivers massive low end and the shallow toms speak fast. The kit boasts one 12"x08" rack tom, and 14"x12" and 16"x14" floor toms, so the player can bring in their ride cymbal close for optimal performance. A 14"x06" snare drum completes the set.
The shells come wrapped in a semi-gloss black wood grain finish, fitted with satin black hardware, and are topped with Remo clear pinstripe drumheads. This 5-piece kit is all a player needs to be heard loud and clear, but a 10"x07" add-on tom is available for even more rock n' roll noise.
Bass Drum - 4.8mm Birch Exterior/2.4mm Maple Interior
Toms & Snare - 4.1mm Birch Exterior/7.1mm Maple Interior
Mapex products are hand built and hand assembled by the artisans at its wholly owned factory. The people at Mapex have earned a distinguished reputation for designing, engineering and building the highest quality acoustic drums. In fact, Mapex is one of the only companies of its kind to have earned ISO9001 certification - the world's standard for manufacturing excellence.