Mapex 4pc Saturn III Drum Set - Natural Walnut  From Mapex

A used Saturn III kit in very good condition. Sizes are 8x10, 9x12, 14x14, 18x20

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What We Think

Mapex’s Saturn series of drums stand out from the crowd for their innovative shell design and construction. The hybrid maple/walnut shells deliver a powerfully clear attack with a hint of warm undertone; the walnut provides the bite, the maple provides the warmth. Consummated by 45-degree bearing edges and 2.3 mm power hoops, these drums are a benchmark of modern drum sound. The sizes of this particular kit make it especially versatile and able to fit into a number of genres like rock, funk, fusion, hip-hop, and pop. This kit hails from Mapex’s third generation of Saturn drums, and so sports Mapex’s innovative isolation lugs, floor tom brackets, and mounting hardware. The previous owner of this set took incredible care of it, and as such it sports very minimal signs of wear. The original isolation bass drum mount was removed and the lugs replaced with Mapex originals, resulting in a virgin bass drum. This isolation mount is included and can be re-installed by unscrewing four of the lugs at the front and back of the drum. This is an amazing set that is sure to find a home soon, so don’t wait to ask us about it!

Manufacturer's Description from Mapex

It starts with the raw materials. Building the highest quality product initially depends on the expertise of those that select the wood. Premium grade hardwoods like maple, walnut, birch, and basswood are hand-selected from worldwide sources and are then matched by skilled experts to ensure that every drum Mapex produces carries with it the signature tonal and resonant properties that define the distinctive Mapex sound.

Let’s face it, looks are important too. All of our lacquer drums have eight-coat, hand-rubbed, high-gloss lacquer applied to each shell. Mapex finishes are durable, easy to maintain.

The details do matter. Our isolated tom mounting system ensures the sound you hear is all tom. From the bearing edges to the easy set bass drum claws, our dedicated artisans think like musicians and apply their expertise to create a drum set that lets you focus on your playing and not on the equipment.

Every drum gets the same treatment. Regardless of price, we want every drum we craft to be built to exacting specifications. We want you to start out on Mapex and love it so much that when you make it big, you remember us.

We stand behind our instruments. Our artisans are relentless in designing and producing drums and hardware that can endure performance after performance. The result is a drum that you take on stage or into the studio with complete confidence.

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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

  • 8x10, 9x12, 14x14, 18x20
  • Maple/Walnut Hybrid Shells (6ply Construction)
  • 2.3 mm Power Hoops
  • Virgin Bass Drum comes with Mapex floating tom mount
  • Double Tom Holder Included
  • 45-Degree Bearing Edges
  • Tom heads: Evans G1 Coated Batter, Remo Ambassador Clear Resonant

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