Mapex 3pc Saturn V MH Exotic Rock Shell Pack Cherry Mist  From Mapex

The 1 up and 1 down set-up is designed for groove. The unique Maple and Walnut shell composition coupled with the SONIClear™ bearing edge results in a clear and focused rack tom, a fat and dense floor tom, and a bass drum with a balance of punch and boom. With its 12” and 16” tom sizes, this set-up is a great starting point for building a custom configured kit. Individual drums in a variety of sizes are available in each finish. Hardware, Snare, and Cymbals are not included.

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$1,599.00

Retail:  $2,499.00

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The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V.  Adding the SONIClear bearing edge to these drums clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of the Saturn’s Maple and Walnut hybrid shell.    This new bearing edge eliminates the age-old problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they're mounted on a stand.  The tom holder also dramatically increases sustain and fullness of tone by preserving vibration in the head and shell and preventing energy transfer to the hardware. The Saturn V features Mapex 6-Ply snares and toms, and 8-ply bass drums constructed of North American maple and walnut hybrid shells. These shells are crowned with Remo Emperor clear batter drumheads, and Remo P3 Batter bass drumheads so they will be ready to rock right out of the box.  You may have a hard time deciding on your favorite finish. And even if you can, you may not be sure whether you want to play them…or just stare at them.

 

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

 The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. The award winning SONIClear™ bearing edge and the new SONIClear™ tom holder are standard features on every Saturn V set.   
 
Mapex introduced the SONIClear™ bearing edge last year on their highly acclaimed Armory and Mars kits.  The positive response to the bearing edge was overwhelming and prompted countless questions from Mapex fans of: “When will Saturn be available with SONIClear™ bearing edges?” The wait is over.  Adding the SONIClear™ bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of Saturn’s most distinguished feature the Maple and Walnut hybrid shell.  

  • The 1 and 1 down set-up allows players to position their ride closer in, yet still delivers big toms sounds for groove-based rock. The commonly preferred 12x9”, 16x16”, and 22x18” sizes and the availability of a wide range of component sizes allow players to easily add to this kit to create their ideal set-up.
  • The Maple and Walnut hybrid shell produces a strong attack and a rich tone that projects well in live settings and tracks perfectly in the studio. It’s the classic Saturn sound.
  • The SONIClear™ bearing edge simplifies the tuning process and enhances tone and tuning range.
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About Manufacturer

Mapex Drums is a drum brand manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan. They have been in the drum making industry for over 18 years. Mapex employs over 100 artisans who skillfully apply their talents to create some of the greatest drum gear around. Mapex has earned a reputation for designing, engineering and building the highest quality acoustic drums. In fact, Mapex is one of the only companies of its kind to have received ISO9001 certification, the world's standard for manufacturing excellence.

Specifications

Mapex Saturn V Drum Set Features:

  • 22"X18", 12"X09", 16"X16"
  • Maple and Walnut Hybrid Shell
  • 7ply 7.5mm Bass Drum Shells 7ply 6.15mm Tom & Snare Shells
  • SONIClear™ Tom Suspension
  • black chrome hardware
  • SONIClear™ Floor Tom Feet
  • Low-Contact Bass Drum Claws
  • Memory-Mark Bass Drum Spurs
  • 2.3mm Power Hoops
  • SONIClear™ Bearing Edge
  • Finished In Cherry Mist Maple Burl

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Mapex SONIClear™ DEMO

Mapex wants drummers to spend less time tuning and be able to play more. The result of that mission is the latest innovation from Mapex: The SONIClear™ bearing edge, which allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range.