Mapex Drums is a Taiwanese drum manufacturer. Even though Mapex has over seven different lines of drums, they do not compromise on the quality. In all their products, Mapex uses only the most premium grade hardwoods such as maple, walnut and birch that are hand-selected and matched by skilled experts. Each drum has eight-boat, hand-rubbed, high-gloss lacquer applied to each shell to guarantee durability. Their isolated tom mounting system ensures the only sound you hear is tom so you can focus on playing and not on the equipment. Therefore, each drum set can last a long time, and you can take them on stage or in the studio with complete confidence.