? Just curious if you have one in mind, or you fell in love with one at the store?
I played a Mapex
at a store as a test drive and found it to be pretty nice. But I prefer the Yamaha
lines. Not a cheap intro set like the YD, but a stage custom where you still get decent wood (Mahogany and Falkata shells).
I went into a Tama
phase when I was a kid, traded my Ludwig
amber vistalite kit for a 5 pc Tama
, got it home and within 2 weeks a tom arm snapped. The tom bounced off the bass and rolled to the floor. Piece of junk in my opinion.
Play the Mapex
, look into where in the line it falls and go from there. Good luck with whatever you chose.