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Old 04-24-2007, 07:02 AM
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Default My Mapex Saturn

Well folks i have waited for what seems a lifetime for my dream set....Here it is....Spec to follow shortly...............
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:38 AM
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Let me be the first to congratulate you! Awesome kit. I know you're having fun.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:05 AM
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That's a sweet looking kit. Is that the green apple burst? Looks beautiful. Congrats.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:06 AM
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i like that shade of green
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:19 PM
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Man, that looks very good. Though I`ve never really played on a Saturn. Which wood is it? And which Ride cymbal do you use?

And what is the difference between Orion and Saturn? I mean, there can`t be many more features for the Orion...or?

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for the kind words...she is a beauty....
Color: Emerald Stardust
As for the specs they are as follow:
22x18 kick
10x9 tom
12x10 tom
14x14 flr tom
16x16 floor tom
5.5x14 snare

Cymbals set up is the following:
14" Sabian pro sonix HH'S
20" Sabian Pro sonix ride
8" Sabian Pro Sonix splash
15" Sabian Pro Sonix crash
16" Paiste RUDE crash
18" Paiste RUDE 3000 SERIES crash
21" Zildjian China LOW boy
10" Wuhan Splash
12" Wuhan china

As for the Saturn shells they are 2 ply maple over 2 ply walnut over another 2 ply maple and very thin shells. I just got it setup last night and i am still in the middle of tuning it, However first impressions are amazing..Real thunderous tones. In comparison to my PDP'S...well there is no comparison as of yet... I cannot wait to have a real chance to play this baby for a while.. I hope to give a good breakdown very soon......I have noticed that i will need to make some cymbal changes shortly... The pro sonix sounded fantastic with my PDP'S but they seem way too bright for a good balance on this kit. The walnut just brings out such deep bass in this kit.. Think it's time for some Sabian hh series cymbals
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:01 PM
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Sweet! First thought though is this....you said ..."it seems like I've waited a lifetime for this set ..." which would mean to me that you ordered it from Mapex?

Karl,
The Saturn and Orion are different in their makeup of woods,....Orion is thin maple where the Saturn is maple and Walnut for a deep tone! I'd buy a Saturn in a heartbeat!
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:03 PM
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As for the Saturn shells they are 2 ply maple over 2 ply walnut over another 2 ply maple and very thin shells.
Isn't the inner ply walnut?
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:28 PM
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Sweet sweet kit!

can you post some more pic? im looking to revamp my M Birch set up. with the toms on one stand etc. would like some different views of yours if thats ok?

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Old 04-24-2007, 04:39 PM
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Hey Fusssion,
YOU ARE CORRECT....
Saturn shells are 6 ply 4 maple and 2 walnut... Which are in between the maple plys....And yes i will post a few more pics as soon as i can
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:54 PM
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Congrats McBrain! I never would have guessed you would have sprung for a Saturn, I thought for sure I'd be seeing a Sonor in your future. I am guessing you got a killer deal on the kit, because it is in the emerald green finish which I don't believe they are making for 2007 and also that the bass drum claws are not the newer die cast jobbers they are shipping with the 2007 kits - get it on close out somewhere, or used? The walnut really does enhance the low end doesn't it!?!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:11 PM
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hey man, great drums and beautiful finish...Can you get us a pic from the driver's seat?
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:23 PM
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Hey Dingbat........

Ya know i was POSITIVE that i had a SONOR in my future as well... But when i heard the Saturn series and saw this particular finish....I fell head over heels in love..... I just cannot believe the low end that i am getting out of this kit right now... And it's still not completely tuned up.... As for the deal.....Yeah i came out on the winning end :-)
Also you are right.. It's a brand new 2006......delivered in the factory boxes and thank god NO DAMAGE to the shells..... Did have a lil ding on a stand but that has been taken care of already..................Cheers
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:50 PM
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Well Im glad you chose mapex.

You will be very happy, and with a kit like that, anyone would!!!!
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:17 PM
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The Saturn and Orion are different in their makeup of woods,....Orion is thin maple where the Saturn is maple and Walnut for a deep tone! I'd buy a Saturn in a heartbeat!
Thanks alot buddy...ha yeah, the Saturn seems to be very sexy. I played on an Orion when I recorded with my band and I really loved it.

Overall Mapex gets more and more interessting for me...

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Old 04-24-2007, 10:19 PM
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The green finish is stunning. I love it!
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:21 AM
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beautiful... love the color
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:36 AM
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I want your kit! Green is such a nice color for drums.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:03 AM
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I love the Saturn Series drums. I personally think they sound better than the Orions. The color of your set is quite awesome. Great kit!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:21 PM
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and just to add to this.....

I am NOT a green person at all!!! Can't stand it.........but man.....that's a gorgeous kit!! :)
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:34 PM
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Hey Fusssion,
YOU ARE CORRECT....
Saturn shells are 6 ply 4 maple and 2 walnut... Which are in between the maple plys....And yes i will post a few more pics as soon as i can
Ok, true...but I believe the inner ply (viewable ply) in walnut....
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:04 PM
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beatiful kit:) I really like that finish. I have the exact same kit in mango burst:) So Hope you are just as pleased as I am.

How do they sound with those heads?

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Old 04-26-2007, 01:56 AM
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Great set and finish. The Saturns do sound surprisingly good!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:19 AM
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Your kit kind of resembles Chris Adler's kit in this MD 2005 clip.
http://drummerworld.com/Videos/ChrisAdlerDVD.html
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:54 AM
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Your right Hateplow...It's the same set...well not his set but you know what i mean... I have to tell everyone... This set is AMAZING...I cannot believe how big it sounds... WOW... Going from my PDP fusion set up to this is like playing at the Whisky then playing at Madison square garden the next night. I am extremely amazed and having the time of my life....Buy MAPEX............WOW !!!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:36 AM
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WOW that is beautiful! I love saturns they always look so clean i really want one! I love youre kit
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:44 PM
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WOW...someone is happy! :)

Hey...just for clarification from earlier, I asked Mapex about the Saturn...this is the response I received...

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The Saturn plys are 4 maple on the outside, two walnut on the inside. The walnut is visible through a clear head.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:14 PM
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You sir are CORRECT.......The walnut is visible......And yeah i am very excited about the set. And i will relax before it gets annoying....Thanks again
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:58 PM
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Congrats,a beaut,looks similar to my dream kit,and someday i will have it! So enjoy yours!
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:14 AM
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YEA!!!
I love green drums, and the set up you have!

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