Acoustic Drums And Hardware

Mapex views making drums as a privilege. They take pride in being able to make drums that allow you to express yourself to the maximum.

Delivering consistent care across the ranges, regardless of price, Mapex wants every drum to be built to exacting standards to ensure every drummer has the opportunity to play a kit that they’re proud of.

Relentless in achieving the highest level in design and production techniques, Mapex offers a range of drums and hardware that provide superb sound, ease of use, and durable longevity, ensuring that you have a drum kit to love and cherish for as long as you need it.


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The History of Mapex Drums

Mapex Drums was established by KHS Musical Instruments in 1989. Based in Taipei City, Taiwan, the company draws upon its years of experience crafting instruments to create some of the finest drum kits available to purchase - by musicians, for musicians.

Whether you need a Mapex Jazz Drum Set, a new Black Panther Snare, or an extra-comfortable Mapex Drum Throne, at PMT we have everything you need to get the most out of your drum kit.

Mapex Drum Series

Mapex has a wide variety of drum kits and hardware ranges to suit all drummers - from the touring veteran to the rhythm-section newbie.

The core Mapex lines include the stunning ‘Black Panther’ range, introductory ‘Tornado’ series, and the pro-level ‘Saturn’ drums alongside a wealth of other offerings. New Mapex drums are being developed constantly, so keep an eye out for their latest innovations on the PMT Blog!


  • Who makes Mapex drums?

    Mapex drums are produced by KHS Musical Instruments Company. They also manufacture Walden Guitars, Jupiter Band Instruments, and Lanikai Ukuleles amongst others.
  • Is Mapex a good drum brand?

    Mapex produces consistently high-performing drums with a range of products suited for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
  • How to identify Mapex drums?

    Check your drum for a serial number. If you cannot locate a serial number, you might be able to find the product in the online Mapex catalogues. Alternatively, bring some pictures to our drum Experts at PMT and we’ll do our best to help you out.
  • Where are Mapex drums made?

    Mapex is based in Taiwan, and their drums are manufactured in China. The factory is located in Tianjin, in the Northern part of Mainland China.