mapexMapex, manufactured by KHS Musical Instrument Company of Taiwan, has only been in the drum business for a little over 15 years, but is considered one of the leading drum manufacturers due to their popularity with drummers worldwide.

The Mapex Company is widely known for its detailed, handcrafted work, and is one of the only companies of its kind to have earned ISO9001 Certification – the world’s standard for manufacturing excellence. Each products is hand built and hand assembled at its wholly owned factory, where the people at Mapex have earned a distinguished reputation for designing, engineering, and building the highest quality acoustic drums.

The people building Mapex drums take great pride in their products. That’s why every Mapex Drum, regardless of price, is built to exacting specifications. Also, the people in the finishing department hand apply an eight-coat, hand-rubbed, high-gloss lacquer to each painted shell.

The Official Mapex Website


Some of the most notable drummers that play, or have played,

Anibal De Leon – Panamanian drummer
Aquiles Priester – Angra, Hangar
Ben Carter – Evile
Billy Cobham – Miles Davis
Bobby Schayer – Bad Religion
Butch Trucks – Allman Brothers
Carmine Appice – Ted Nugent, Vanilla Fudge, Beck, King Kobra, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Paul Stanley
Chris Adler – Lamb of God
Chris Pennie – Coheed, Cambria
Christopher Saldarriaga – The Mellows
Danny Schuler – Biohazard
David Lauser – Sammy Hagar
Eddie Bayers – Garth Brooks
Elias Andra – Julien-K, Dead by Sunrise
Grady Tate – Quincy Jones
Gregg Bissonette – David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Ringo Starr, Spinal Tap
Hal Blaine – Wrecking Crew, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters, Beach Boys, 5th Dimension
Herlin Riley – Wynton Marsalis
Igor Cavalera – Sepultura
Jim Brock – Joe Walsh
John Boecklin – Devil Driver
Juanita Parra – Los Jaivas
Mike Portnoy – Dream Theater
Mike Terrana – Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony McAlpine, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, Masterplan
Nick D’Virgilio – Spock’s Beard, Tears For Fears
Paul Geary – Extreme
Paul Judge- Jazz Drummer
Randy Black – Primal Fear
Scott Mercado – Candlebox
Shannon Larkin – Ugly Kid Joe, Godsmack
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Terry Bozzio – Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Beck, Korn, Fantômas, Debbie Harry
Tony Coleman – B.B King
Will Calhoun – Living Colour

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