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Yea, enough of that already, all I wanted to say that – Hello drummers, here is the mapex tornado (Nowhere near epic-ness; is it now?).

My guess is that you already know Mapex drum kits are played by some of the most prestigious names in the drumming world, right? Despite its credentials as a ‘tool of choice’ for pro players, the brand builds quality kits at beginner level, too. The Mapex Tornado kit is great example of this; so, to get any Mapex kit is impressive. To get an entire drumming set-up is even more so. That the kit is of such high quality is the biggest surprise of all. This is a perfect kit for anyone who would like to take his or her first steps towards becoming a drummer.

Complete Kit - Includes Everything You Need

Tornado drum shells are made from hand selected basswood ply's and all kits feature ball and socket tom holders for ultimate positioning and double braced hardware throughout. They also include a matching wood shell snare drum, hi hat sticks and a crash/ride cymbal so you really do have everything you need to get started.

Mapex also builds great hardware. The Tornado kit comes complete with a full set of its 200 series, double braced hardware. This includes a cymbal stand, hi-hat stand, ball and socket rack tom mount (which enables easy positioning of kick-drum mounted toms), plus kick drum pedal and drum throne. The kick drum itself is equipped with retractable bass drum spurs, making changing skins a more straightforward process. 100% Convenient eh?


To ensure that you have everything you need to start drumming, cymbals are also included. A crash/ ride cymbal and hi-hats provide the essentials you will need when you begin to learn how to play. And you jolly well know how important it is to have it all in one go.


Based around a standard 5-piece arrangement, it comprises a 22”x16” kick drum, 10” x 8”, 12” x 9” rack toms, a 16” x 14” floor toms and a 14” x 5.5” snare. These are constructed with 9-ply poplar shells, providing great tone and tough build, to boot. The Tornado kit features a wrap style finish. This cover of black vinyl is highly durable, and ensures that the kit is keeps its great appearance, whilst protecting the shells beneath.

The kit is ready to head from rehearsal to show and back time and time again, standing you in good stead as a busy musician. Forever at the leading edge of drum design, Mapex have re-designed the adjusters and holders of this kit, meaning you can be sure you will be find the optimum position for your gear, and most importantly, that it will stay there throughout your gig. Crucial to truly great playing, take your time to set up your kit so the entire range of sounds is at your disposal at all times.

The Mapex Tornado is one of the best selling drum kits worldwide, offering players a quality kit to begin their drumming career. A complete double braced drum set, this is a highly durable kit that comes with cymbals, hardware and a drum throne straight out the box - everything you need to make a great start playing, and keep playing, for years and years to come!