Should I trade for this kit...?

Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Hi!

I have a 7 piece Mapex Horizon kit with an MPX steel snare. (8, 10, 12, 14, 16 toms). There's a guy that would trade me for a pearl export of all the same sizes. The export was completely re-wrapped and is BEAUTIFUL.

Thoughts on the Export vs. Horizon? How's the sound comparison? They're both entry levels, correct? How are pearl export snares vs the MPX steel I have now?

Also, not sure... which one would be worth more? I don't want to be trading for a greatly inferior kit. I'd like an upgrade on my sound. The Mapex I have is made in China and I'm concerned about the quality. I can't seem to get the toms tuned super well.

Thanks!
 

amosguy

DFO Master
Joined
Aug 5, 2005
Messages
4,423
Reaction score
525
Location
Redmond, WA
If you can't get the tuning you want, put the shells on a flat glass or sollid counter surface and check bearing edges for flatness. And uniformity.
 

Germandrummer

Member
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
24
Reaction score
15
Location
Cologne, Germany
I think you`re right both kits are entry-level. Did you try some decent heads on your Mapex? Bought a used SONOR Smart Force Xtend with some bad factory heads as a present for my nephew a few months ago. Think they might be equal quality to the Mapex Horizon or Pearl Export. With new Aquarian Heads the SONOR sounded really well. MIght be an option. Otherwise I`d save some money to get a real upgrade.
 
Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
@Germandrummer ... Yeah I'm going to try newer heads tomorrow. I replaced the batter and it sounds a little better. I'll try replacing the resonant too. It's a real nice looking kit (dark amber with black hardware).
 


Top