Nashville’s Own Takes Top Award in Germany

Mapex is bringing home the bacon in Germany this year! At Germany’s Musikmesse, Mapex’s Meridian Series kits took home the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award). This is essentially the “Grammy of the musical instrument industry.” That means they chose the Meridian over all new instruments this year (guitars, bass, keyboards, etc etc). Quite an honor considering so many beautiful new releases in the industry this year.



Mapex Meridian Takes Top Drum Set Award At Musikmesse
April 03, 2009

At the annual Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany the Mapex Meridian Maple won the 2009 MIPA award for Best Drum Set. MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) is a press organization comprised of over 112 magazines from all over the world, including Modern Drummer and DRUM! in the United States and Drummer Magazine from the UK. Representatives from these publications voted for the best products of 2009 in over 40 categories. The MIPA award is widely considered the “Grammy®of the musical instrument industry.”

The MIPA judges were particularly impressed with the quality, value and sonic performance of new the Mapex Meridian Maple series. In addition to the Meridian Series nomination, Mapex was also nominated in the drum hardware category for the all-new 700 Series Hardware.

“Needless to say, we’re extremely pleased and honored to accept this award,” said Joe Vasko, Vice President and General Manager for Mapex USA. “This symbol of recognition is a direct reflection of the talent and hard work of our R&D team. The Mapex Meridian is destined to become one of our most successful drum sets ever.”

The Musikmesse convention is held annually in Frankfurt and features exhibits from over 300 manufacturers from 47 countries. The gigantic four-day festival attracts over 78 thousand visitors.

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