Mapex 3pc Saturn V MH Exotic Rock Shell Pack Satin Black  From Mapex

These drums feature 6-ply North American walnut-maple hybrid shells (8-ply bass) built with two plies of maple around both sides of two inner plies of walnut. Adding the SONIClear bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of the maple and walnut shell.

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What We Think

The 1 up and 1 down set-up is designed for groove. The unique Maple and Walnut shell 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. The deep figuring of the Burl grain is as distinctive as it is beautiful and makes this package sound as good as it looks. There is a thin coating of sealer over the inner shell wall surface which feels smooth to the touch. The finishing touch to each drum comes from the complementary black nickel plating, upon all of the hardware - perfect. This is a fantastic kit that will be equally happy on stage or in the studio.

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

Together with respected artists around the globe, Mapex reimagined their flagship line with the Saturn IV. Now the Mapex team has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. These drums feature 6-ply North American walnut-maple hybrid shells (8-ply bass) built with two plies of maple around both sides of two inner plies of walnut. Adding the SONIClear bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of the maple and walnut 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 Satin Black Maple Burl
  • Hardware, Snare, and Cymbals are not included.

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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.