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Mapex 5pc Saturn Evolution Birch Drum Set Gun Metal Grey  From Mapex

The Birch 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.

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What We Think

The new Mapex Saturn Evolution birch/walnut shell formula perfectly combines the sonic characteristics of walnut with articulate punch of birch, delivering a Dark, Punchy, Dry sound. You may have seen this hybrid shell design once before from Mapex as a special edition almost ten years ago, but it has made a return within the Saturn Evolution with a few refinements taken from the top-tier Design Lab. The new  "Halo" mount uses a unique "under lug-line" suspension system which unlocks the full resonance of the drum and allows for easy head changes while the toms are still mounted on the hardware. The Adjustment Knob acts as a built-in Equalizer that can slightly dampen the resonance of the shell, producing a tighter and quicker decay. Borrowed from the Mapex Design Lab, the Saturn Evolution also adopts the Nodal Line Air Flow Venting system for an open and lively responding drum.

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 New Mapex Nodal Line Air Flow Venting Scheme gives Saturn a superior feel and just the right amount of resonance. Whether tuning up high for jazz and fusion or down deep for rock-n-roll, the unique Maple and Walnut shell composition, complete with SONIClear™ bearing edges, results in clear and focused toms and a bass drum that sounds bigger than it should.

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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

  • 22"X18", 10"X08", 12"X09", 14x14", 16"X16"
  • Birch and Walnut Hybrid Shell
  • SAS 0-1 Lacquer Finishes
  • Air Flow Venting
  • SAS Static 90 Degree Floor Tom Legs
  • Sonic Pedestal Floor Tom Feet
  • SONIClear™ Bearing Edge
  • Finished in Gun Metal Grey Lacquer
  • Hardware, Cymbals, and Snare Not Included

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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.