Mapex Meridian Bop kit

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Very attractive kit. And 2.3 hoops included. Looks like a great formula to me.

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Put the tom mount closer to the player instead of the front of the bass drum. Why do all the drum makers do this?
 

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Those are beautiful drums. I’ve got a Pro M kit and checked a number of these Meridian kits when they were being sold. You’ve got a keeper there.
 

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Those were pretty popular about what 4 years ago? Pro-M were called then; whats the differences. I recall pondering at the time the Pro-M; they were there before Pearl Vision and Stage Custom (and others) did their decent 14x18" kits..
 

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Yeah, I'm not such a fan of Mapex kits, either, but a nice lacquer finish kit in bebop sizes is always welcome. Those are beautiful drums. I don't generally get calls for jazz gigs (wish I did), but a kit like that is quite nice for all the singer-songwriter and folk/ethnic gigs I do get.

It was great to see you at Lawton's, Bob. Good times!
 

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Yeah, I'm not such a fan of Mapex kits, either, but a nice lacquer finish kit in bebop sizes is always welcome. Those are beautiful drums. I don't generally get calls for jazz gigs (wish I did), but a kit like that is quite nice for all the singer-songwriter and folk/ethnic gigs I do get.

It was great to see you at Lawton's, Bob. Good times!
You as well Stu. I'll be in De. Maybe you can make it?
 

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Nice score Bob! I bought the identical kit to flip a few years back and I enjoyed the kit so much they never left. I have a house full of kits both new and vintage and frequently end up setting up the Meridians to play. I ended up swapping out the cheap stamped bass drum claws for a nice set of die cast claws to spruce up the look. The Meridians are real sleepers!
 

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I'd never actually heard the Meridians before, but being familiar with Mapex quality I suggested them to a buddy. He got a store-demo'd fusion-sized Meridian 5-pc for 400 that impressed us both in sound, function & looks.

Congrats, Bob, that's a sweet bop outfit!
 

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I had that same kit and regret selling it. To me they sounded better and had a better tuning range than my Brooklyn bop kit.
 

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I know that Mapex drums way too often fall into that "don't get no respect" category, but I just couldn't resist these. They are in very lightly used condition, sound great and the price was unbeatable. Free shipping too.
Can't go wrong with Premier XPK lugs!
Nice kit. Maple shells, right?
Congrats on your latest grab. :thumbright:

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Can't go wrong with Premier XPK lugs!
Nice kit. Maple shells, right?
Congrats on your latest grab. :thumbright:

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I thought there was something familiar about those lugs. I think you're right Elvis.

Not sure if the shells are maple or birch. I think Mapex did both.
 

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I thought there was something familiar about those lugs. I think you're right Elvis.

Not sure if the shells are maple or birch. I think Mapex did both.
Meridian Manhattan Bop kits were only offered in maple. Thin shells with sharp bearing edges, great sounding drums with a wide tuning range.
 


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