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Old 01-21-2015, 06:43 AM
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Hi all. After three months of waiting my drums finally arrived at my house in New Zealand today! Heres a little reminder of what I was dealing with:

It had a bunch of stickers on it and the shells had a lot of crap on the wrap. Sticky residue and marks.
Fast forward three months. I got it home and cleaned it again:



Thankfully it didnt smash in transit so thanks to everyone on the PDF that gave me packaging tips. First thing I wanted to do was get rid of the infamous mapex tom mount:



Next up was putting the new aquarian heads on it. I'm quite ocd about the looks of my drums and I wanted the porthole to be at the bottom of the kick reso, so that involved getting rid of the the aquarian logo:
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:44 AM
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Then i tried putting a black mapex logo on it, but it wasn't really visible, so I took it off soon after and replaced it with a white logo



Then I had the rather boring job of reattaching all the lugs and putting the heads on either side.

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Old 01-21-2015, 06:44 AM
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I also decided to take the stickers off the hoops because I felt they clashed a bit with the black chrome.



heres all the components. I didnt have time to do the 10" tom or tune any of the drums.




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Old 01-21-2015, 06:45 AM
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And here are the pictures of it all together. Also included are my new K dark hats and my 6.5 Black panther hammered brass snare. Hope you guys like it. only had a chance to play the 12" a little bit but man it sounded nice and deep. Not sure if its the heads, the saturns in general or what, but I cant wait to tune these guys up tomorrow and have a jam.

















Hope you like them :)
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:51 AM
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Very nice and tidy.

Peace and love.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
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3 months! That would kill me. Your drums are looking very nice. I bet you're glad they finally arrived. Happy playing.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:47 AM
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Yeah the three months was not fun to wait, but I hadnt played drums in about 1.5 years, so the extra three months wasnt really too bad in comparison. Thanks for the comments :D
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:26 PM
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Ni job, kit looks great. Have fun with it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:38 PM
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Very nice indeed ! Like it too yeah
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:53 PM
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Awesome kit, can't go wrong with a set of Saturns. Enjoy!
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:33 AM
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Very nice kit. Isn't it possible to remove the bracket on the rack tom or is it permanently attached to those lugs?
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:13 AM
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Yeah it is possible but you need to buy replacement lugs because the mount takes up about 3mm of space. I dont think I'll take them off because I've got a 10" rack tom that ill probably mount with it sometime.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:47 PM
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...............Gorgeous kit
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:39 PM
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your kit is looking absolutely FANtastic....!! I can see & hear your drums thanking you for the love hahaha they look great and sure will sound great no doubt, have fun
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:30 PM
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Nice tubs. I've always liked the Saturns.
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