Go to Content

Mapex Armory Fusion 5-Piece Shell Pack

The Armory Series is a prime example of master craftsmenship over at Mapex.


Print page
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (1)
  • Video (1)
MSRP: $1,299.00 $829.00 Save : $470.00 (36%)

*Shell Hardware Finish:

MSRP: $1,299.00 $829.00 Save : $470.00 (36%)
Add to Cart
Crafted from a 6-ply, 7.2mm, hybrid shell of Birch/Maple/Birch shell, the Mapex Armory Studioease gives you the best of both worlds. No matter what kind of music you play, the Armory series is sure find itself right at home. These drums also feature Mapex's signature SONIClear bearing edge.

Configuration (Hardware & Cymbals not Included):
  • 5.5" x 14" Snare Drum
  • 8" x 10" Tom
  • 9" x 12" Tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor Tom
  • 16" x 20" Bass Drum

6-ply Birch/Maple/Birch and SONIClear Bearing Edge
The Maple wood sandwhiched between birch gives you warmth, resonance, and tonality of Maple while still retaining the sharp, biting, almost naturally EQ'd sound of Birch. This gives these drums an impressive tuning range that makes them incredibly versatile. The proprietary SONIClear bearing edge allows the head to sit flush on the drum; making it easier to tune while improving the drum's response, fundamental pitch, and natural resonance.

MyDentity Low Mass Lugs
The MyDentity lugs are extremely low mass and give the drums a refined look while helping keep it in tune. The SONIClear Suspension System was designed to makes minimal contact with the shell. This allows it to improve the drums natural resonance while providing rock solid stability. The spring loaded SONIClear floor tom legs work in the same way. They help improve the drums resonance by allowing the drum to "float" so to speak. This takes any additional stress of the shell that traditional floor tom legs may create. This kit includes

Mapex Tomahawk Snare Drum
This kit doesn't come with just any old snare. It comes with the Mapex Tomahawk Snare Drum. This drum is crafted from a 1-mm stainless steel shell. This gives the drum penetrating accuracy and long range projection that's sure to hit your audience like a punch in the chest. It's focused power and rim-shot are devastating. The rounded 45 degree edge gives this drum a sharp, definitive sound with a crack that has to be heard to be believed.

  • 6-ply Birch/Maple/Birch Sandwhich
  • SONIClear Bearing Edge
  • MyDentity Low Mass Lugs
  • Focused, Tonal, and Responsive
  • Mapex Tomahawk Snare Drum

Get your Mapex Armory 5-Piece Fusion Shell Pack today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5.5"x14" Armory Tomahawk Snare Drum
  • 8"x10" Tom
  • 9"x 12" Tom
  • 14"x14" Floor Tom w/ Legs
  • 16"x20" Bass Drum
  • (2X) TH687S Tom Holder
  • (2X) AC910 Multi-Clamp

Swing like a chimp, slam like a champ


Short Review; yes, so good. In depth review: Drum sizes: Bass drum. The 20x16 is underrated. You get low-end bass capable of playing house, hip hop, jungle, rock music, but unlike bigger bass drums, it is responsive and quick so you can feel and hear those quick doubles and triples. Its the perfect size. Oh - I almost forgot to mention; THANK YOU, Mapex for keeping it virgin bass drum. Yes. Toms: the toms are ideal sizes as well. They all have a full, thick sound. That sound is also versatile. The "fusion" sizes really have a wide range. They actually did tune easier... I got a pure / even sound out of all the drums, high med and low tuning. The tom mounts are very nice and solid quality. Snare: The snare options for this kit are excellent. I ended up choosing the matching color armory snare for this kit. I was worried that the 14x 6.5 armory snare would be too deep,(I consider that deep...some might not) but just like all the other drums in this kit, it is responsive to tuning and versatile. I tune low and it has a nice fat 80s sound you'd expect from a deep snare. Tune it high and you'll get a tight responsive crack. Pleasantly surprised to find the snare-wires came with cloth straps! so much better than those thin plastic straps that are standard...even on "pro" drum snares. Ill never use those plastic straps again. The throw-off is vertical, or rather clasps away/ towards the snare. It is so much better than those side drop ones. Color: I don't think the importance of color / finish / paint job can be overstated. People care and notice the color. I really like the satin flat finish of the cordovan red. Please keep making satin / flat finishes on drums. I talked about sizes, sound, color. Oh, Hardware. I like it! Mapex got it right when they made the bass drum lugs / claws low-mass and slim. I will be buying a black panther snare based on this kit / experience.




Armory Fusion 5-Piece Shell Pack

5.0 1


Configuration Shell Pack
Kit Size 5-Piece
Shell Material Birch (Outer & Inner) / Maple (Center)
Shell Construction 6-Ply
Snare Size (Depth x Diameter) 5.5" x 14"
Bass Drum Size (Depth x Diameter) 16" x 20"
Rack Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 8" x 10" ,  9" x 12"
Floor Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 14"
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Series Armory Series
Model AR504S
Information not available

Recommended Accessories