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- Oct 19, 2009
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1967’s $500 equals 2021’s $3899
No offence meant, but if you want something that looks like a Range Rover, but can't afford one, and if you don't care that Kia has basically little history in auto making, you'll be drawn to a Telluride.Take a look at the sales figures for the Kia Telluride. They can't keep them on the lot and dealers regularly get more than MSRP.
With drums, Mapex's competition is made in China too.
Tama makes nice overpriced furniture!I've had several brands of drum sets, and a couple Mapex.
To be honest, the Mapex were the absolute worst drums I've ever had.
I also had a cheap Chinese Sonor. Poplar set, which sounded great.
But normally I make it a point not to buy Chinese anything when possible.
I've had a couple US made Ludwig, and two Japanese made Tama sets. Plus a Roland TD-6KV which is over 15 years old and still working perfectly.
My current set is an 8 piece Tama Star Walnut I had special ordered the sizes and depth of everything, and the matching 14"x6.5" snare..
I was so fed up with my Mapex sets that I decided to get my dream set from Tama Japan regardless of the price, and the Star Walnut wasn't cheap. It's absolutely a work of art.
No offence, well maybe a little. North America has lots of history in making cars and it doesn’t seem to help them any.No offence meant, but if you want something that looks like a Range Rover, but can't afford one, and if you don't care that Kia has basically little history in auto making, you'll be drawn to a Telluride.
My Wife’s Kia has been better than any Ford I’ve ever owned ...No offence meant, but if you want something that looks like a Range Rover, but can't afford one, and if you don't care that Kia has basically little history in auto making, you'll be drawn to a Telluride.
The two best snares I have ever played are both black panthers… One is the heartbreaker and the other is the persuader. The quality of the hardware, the snare strainer and the hoops are better or on the same level as any other top brand… And they have the best stair strainers in the business as far as I’m concerned… Both of the drums sound phenomenal and I’ll never get rid of either one… As far as the kits go both i played sounded excellent, and they are really really onto something great with that sonic clear bearing edge they do.I know that in the 90's they were a lower quality drum company. But from what I have read recently they seem to have lifted their game and make some professional level drums.
I heard some demos on the Black Widow and the drum seems to be very well made and sounds fine.
Does anyone have any opinions on this snare
Mapex USA means that Mapex set up a division of the company that is in charge of operations within the US, rather than trying to run the US operations from their Asian headquarters. Yamaha has had a Yamaha USA division for decades. So has Pearl. It has nothing to do with where the products are manufactured.Mapex makes their instruments where? I thought Taiwan, but now I see they list the company as Mapex USA.
I'll wait until both my '96 F250, '96 F350 and my 2006 Interceptor die. Anyhow, my nephew's got a 5-piece Silver Fade Saturn kit that sounds killer in the family's garage! Their tuning range are not too limited, but they now sound great! All in mint condition for 300 dollars from a Craigslist seller.Love the Kia/Hyundai comparison.
Come to America, sell just enough mediocre, throw-away cars and eventually you can make some quality stuff. My only problem with that is it will always be a Kia, who will always sell cars from $15K to 80K and your left explaining to friends that "hey, it's the top-of-the-line Kia man!!!" That will be the Mapex problem, it will never shed it's first product reputation fully.