Mapex 10 x 5.5 Inch Maple Snare - Natural Finish

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MPX-MPML0554CNL

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6.5mm maple shell low-mass lugs, chrome hardware, fully adjustable throwoff, Remo UX drum heads.

Solid side snare - Get it before it's gone!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
As the title suggests, this is another wonderful product by Mapex (KHS Industries). I'll break down by review by pros and cons.
Pros:
-insanely good pop/crack when played and tensioned tightly
-decent quality Remo UX heads (not the best, but works)
-2.3 mm hoops and nylon washers
-L rod mount with memory lock (nice touch) and comes with a free drum key
-well cut sharp bearing edges and snare bed
-cost to value ratio is insane for a wooden side snare
Cons (slight drawbacks):
-discontinued now (according to Mapex USA/International), so get it while you can
-bearing edge is NOT the SoniClear bearing edge, but still sharply cut and nice tone
-throw-off is a major weakpoint...screws have 2.75" spacing (center to center) so you will need to drill holes if you want to install a remotely good throw-off
-finish is a bit orange looking, but the grain is nicely presented
-needs an L rod based mounting clamp that must be bought separately if you don't want to use a snare stand for it
Conclusion: Great side snare at a solid price. With a few more $$$ input to change the heads and throw-off, it's worth more than the price suggests.
Posted by Dayne Diniz on Feb 13, 2017
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