Found this new piece of Mapex hardware at the store today : quick release clutch / cymbal topper:
See how big that thing when put beside the common sized Pearl one. That is HUGE and not a lot of finesse in the design neither. The plastic is cheap to the touch, with rough edges around the corners.
Tama has a much better execution that feels more solid and easier to use.
I used to hate on Gibraltar lots for their half-baked hardware designs (with lots of sort-of features) , but recently they have been putting out great stuff that works well and looks the part.
Mapex, i like your cymbal cushions and the boom arm quick release, but is time to up your game. And fix that cheap chrome job on your stands! Everyone knows!