Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack

Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack

The Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack is a versatile kit that is well suited to a wide range of musical styles. Consisting of all birch shells, this shell pack has shallow tom depths and SO...
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The Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack is a versatile kit that is well suited to a wide range of musical styles. Consisting of all birch shells, this shell pack has shallow tom depths and SONIClear bearing edges to deliver brilliant top and bottom end tone, great projection and a fast responsive feel. An ideal drumkit for the adaptable modern drummer.

Mapex Mars Rock Shell Pack

Featuring 100% birch shells, this Mars Rock drum kit delivers superb full, bottom end tone and great high frequencies for a well-balanced sound.

The shallow tom depths ensure a super quick sound, with a fast attacking tone ideal for modern music styles.

Add to that the stylish Bloodwood finish and black plated shell hardware and you have a kit that not only sounds awesome but looks amazing too.

Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack Configuration:

  • 22 x 18” Bass Drum
  • 10” x 7” Rack Tom
  • 12 x 8” Rack Tom
  • 16 x 14” Floor Tom
  • 14 x 6.5” Matching Snare Drum

Birch Build

The shells of this Mapex Mars kit are constructed from 6 plies of birch to deliver a shell thickness of 7.2mm for a good balance of durability and resonance.

Birch is characterised within drum building by its boosted high end, reduced midrange and brilliant low-end frequency response for an overall loud and cutting tone.

From the clear-cutting tone of the rack toms to the low thudding power of the floor toms and the deep bass punch of the kick drum, the Mars Rock kit delivers a brilliantly full sound to ensure you have the tone you need no matter the style you play.

Shallow Shells

The Mapex Mars Rock kit features smaller shell depths to offer a more controlled compact tone with a fast, attacking response.

The shallower tom depths help the drums to respond quicker to deliver an immediate burst of clear tone and a fast rebound playing feel.

Having smaller drum depths in the toms means that they have a slightly reduced sustain which serves to create a pronounced kit with brilliantly precise tone for a clean, controlled overall sound.

The result is a kit with great power and projection. The Mapex Mars Rock drum kit delivers superb projection combined with robust tone for a sharp, cutting responsive sound with substance.

Versatile 5-Piece

The sizes of this 5-piece Mapex kit serve to provide a setup that is able to cover a wide range of playing styles.

From rock and pop to jazz and funk this drum kit configuration offers a blend of power and versatility to ensure you have an adaptable set up that will slot seamlessly into any musical situation.

Whether you need the full 5-piece set up for rock gigs or want a smaller kit for jazz, this drumkit configuration can be easily adapted into a 1 up 1 down set up for a more compact playing option.

Plus, the shallower shell depths allow for a smaller pack down size making this kit extremely portable and therefore ideal for the gigging or recording drummer who needs to move their kit around.

The matching 14” x 6.5” snare drum rounds off the shell pack perfectly to add a snappy responsive snare tone that works brilliantly across the tuning range.

Crank it up for a direct cutting tone or tune it low for a big, fat backbeat.

If you’re looking for versatile kit that will work brilliantly in a wide range of musical settings, this portable Mapex Mars Rock Kit is a great option.

SONIClear Bearing Edges

The Mapex Mars Rock is finished with Mapex’s proprietary SONIClear Bearing Edges.

This bearing edge design has been created by Mapex to improve the overall tone and tuning range of their drums.

The flatter design of the SONIClear bearing edge works to allow the drumhead to sit flatter on the drum for improved contact between the shell and the head.

This benefits the drum in a couple of ways. Firstly, it helps to deliver a stronger, deeper fundamental pitch for a more pronounced sound and secondly it significantly expands the tuning range of the drums and provides easier tuning that remains in place longer.

Ultimately what this means is better sounding drums that have a bigger tuning range, that are much quicker to tune and that stay in tune longer, so you can spend far less time tuning and much more time drumming. Winner!

Mapex Mounts

The rack toms of the Mapex Mars Rock shell pack come complete with SONIClear Tom Suspension Mounts for easy placement and secure positioning of the rack toms over the bass drum.

The tom suspension mount has been specifically designed to avoid having to drill into the tom shells, which can negatively impact their tone.

Instead the mount works with the drums, instead of against them, to deliver increased overall resonance and stable tom placement without interfering with shell vibration.

The mount also distributes weight to keep stress away from the tension rods which helps the heads to stay in tune.

The floor toms also feature SONIClear floor tom feet, again designed to aid shell resonance by reducing vibration transfer from the floor to the tom.

Beautiful Bloodwood

The Mars Rock shell pack is finished in a luscious Bloodwood finish for a striking, professional aesthetic.

Featuring a natural wood grained look, the dramatic deep red Bloodwood finish is complemented perfectly by the chrome shell hardware, black Mapex badges and chrome low contact bass drum claws. 

Offering robust tone and a stunning appearance, this is a kit that will ensure you not only sound great but look great too.

Need Hardware?

FYI, if you need some hardware to go with your drum kit, this Mapex shell pack is also available with a hardware set: Mapex Mars Rock Bloodwood Shell Pack with HP6005 Hardware


The Mapex Mars Rock Shell Pack is a brilliant choice for the intermediate drummer who wants a versatile set up to cover a range of musical styles.

Whether you play rock or hip-hop, pop or dub step, this Mapex drum kit has the tone to match various genres.

The all birch shells offer superb top end projection and full, low end warmth for a great all-purpose sound.

The smaller shell sizes ensure a compact, super punchy, quick tone, while the 2 up 1 down configuration offers versatility allowing you to create the set up you need based on your requirements.

Meanwhile the SONIClear bearing edges ensure better shell resonance and increased tuning longevity to ensure a consistent sound from your first tap to your last hit.

Finished in a beautiful Bloodwood finish this kit delivers not just on sound but in looks too. Providing a classy, professional aesthetic this kit will make sure you don’t just grab ears but that you turn heads too.

For superb sound, a versatile configuration and stunning looks buy the Mapex Mars Rock Shell Pack today from PMT Online!

Mapex Mars Rock 5-Piece Bloodwood Shell Pack Key Features:

  • 5 Piece Kit – 22x18”, 10x7” and 12x8” rack toms, 16x14” floor tom and 14” x 6.5” snare
  • 100% Birch
  • 6ply 7.2mm Shells
  • SONIClear Bearing Edges
  • SONIClear Tom Suspension and Floor Tom Feet
  • Low-Contact Bass Drum Claws
  • Bloodwood Finish
  • Matching Snare Drum
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Deep, Balanced and Responsive


More Information
Manufacturer Mapex
SKU 128519
Shipping Weight (kg) 35.000000
Warranty 2 years
Series Mars Series
Hardware / Cymbals cymbals and hardware not included
Finish Bloodwood
Bass Drum Size 22" x 18"
Floor Tom Size 16 x 14"
Rack Tom Size 10 x 7", 12 x 8"
Shell Count 5 piece kit
Shell Material birch
Snare Size 14" x 6.5"


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