I got the Mapex Saturn - and More!

Skwerly

Senior Member
Okay gang, just got back from Los Angeles where I spent a couple hours spending stupid amounts of money on drum gear. :) You know how it goes.

I was starving and so I came in to eat, but I'll post pictures here shortly. The set is SO much more beautiful than it is on the Mapex site, and I deliberately walked around with a stick and popped every single tom and snare in the joint - only one kit sounded anywhere near comparable, and it was a beautiful maple Gretsch that cost quite a bit more than the Saturns did.

PICS TO COME! :) :)

EDIT: Dang camera flash is making it so that you cannot see the fade in the drums. I'll play a bit with the lighting and all but I may have to wait until daylight - these babies deserve some sunshine.

Well, I got a few but I can't find any light that's doing them any good. I'll for sure take some tomorrow, both individual and as a whole - the color of these things is just amazing. Cherry-Burst, they call it. The sound is even better. I can't believe every time I hit one of these monsters. Just awe inspiring. Anyhow, here's what I have for now, more to follow tomorrow for sure.

The 1st rack tom:


The gorgeous snare:


Snare and floor tom together (pic really is garbage - dang fluorescent light!):


And the badge, just for kicks:
 
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Skwerly

Senior Member
MORE stuff! I dropped some coin today. It's going to hurt, but I can't wait to see the look on the guys' faces.

New throne, cloth-style top so I don't sweat so bad at shows. I love it.


DW3000 high hat stand and boom stand. I got a second identical DW boom as well:


Second DW boom:




The POWERFUL bass drum. Best pic of the colors I could get. I took quite a few. This baby is just nice.


New Sabian 19":



New Sabian 18":



Random pic of a floor tom and some of the bags:
 

Nodiggie

Gold Member
Beautiful color selection, excellent drums. Congrats brother, it feels nice to have good gear don't it?
 

Skwerly

Senior Member
Beautiful color selection, excellent drums. Congrats brother, it feels nice to have good gear don't it?

Like you wouldn't believe man. Literally like a sigh of relief. My Exports have done me well for the better part of 16 years - it was time. These babies SING. :)

Thank you, Nodiggie! :)
 

Nodiggie

Gold Member
I know bro, I recorded some ELX's on a friends CD and they sound fantastic. My cousin picked up Mint condition ELX's a few months ago for dirt cheap...he basically stold them from the guy.
 

Skwerly

Senior Member
I'm going to go out and tune the drums today, and hopefully get better pics of the awesome finish. I can't believe how boss these babies look. :)
 
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