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Old 11-05-2008, 06:13 AM
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This is a Mapex Saturn kit, it has two plys of walnut, and four plys of maple in what they call a rootbeer burst sparkle finish, reminds me of the burgandy sparkle wrap Ludwig once offered. However, this is not a wrap, but a laquer finish. This kit was featured at the last NAMM show at the Mapex booth. The drummer for The Derailers got this kit for studio work, when he saw I was selling a newer Ludwig kit, he offered a trade.
This is the best kit I have ever owned, I never liked Mapex before I owned this kit, I never new much about them, now I know why so many top drummers are switching to Mapex.
The cymbal is a Paiste 22" Signature Dark Energy ride I bought in a pawnshop for $125 because it has a small 1/4 inch crack on the edge, it sounds great, but I will fix the crack before it gets worse.

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:09 PM
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Love the kit
love the broze - (how does that ride sound? im considering getting one)
love the hardware too!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:46 PM
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Thats the first time I've seen that finish, very nice. Congrats.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:36 PM
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Nice kit and finish... Kind of looks like mine, eh? :)

The Saturns have a nice, rich deep tone and resonant very freely. They are also crafted very well, I'm happy too.

I have the same color but the Black Chrome hardware :)



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Old 11-05-2008, 03:19 PM
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kit looks nice man..like the finish too. i got the walnut/birch saturn in supernova burst but i'm feeling that rootbeer finish too. enjoy your set..
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:51 PM
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Niiiiccceeee kit, im really liking Saturns at the moment.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:27 PM
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digging the setup man and loving the ride cymbal, and the finish is amazing. mapex all the way for sure...
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:10 PM
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Saturns sound totally amazing and that finish is perfection. What a nice kit.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:33 AM
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Saturns sound totally amazing and that finish is perfection. What a nice kit.
They are absolutely the best drums I've ever played, I'm really glad I made this trade, and the hardware is phenomenal. The mounts for the toms, floor toms and kick are indescribably delicious.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:23 AM
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that's a beautiful finish man, i've heard the Saturn's played several times now and i'm always impressed with their rich sound, liking the Bonham style setup too, congrats and enjoy!
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