Hybrid wood shells mix musical tone and powerful attack.
The 5-piece Saturn Standard Drum Shell pack is crafted by the drum artisans at Mapex to match the finest, thinnest plies of North American maple with a selection of dark, rich walnut. The result is a beautifully handcrafted drum with a remarkably wide tonal range. When you actually sit behind a Mapex Saturn drum set and experience its performance, you realize just how incredible your playing can sound.
Every Mapex Saturn component on the SW525SU drum set is finished with 8 hand-rubbed coats of high-gloss lacquer. This unique finishing process gives the drums a beautifully deep, high-gloss, protective shine.
Mapex Saturn toms and snares are equipped with exclusive Mapex Powerhoops. Made from 2.3mm chrome steel, Mapex Powerhoops provide less resistance without adding unnecessary weight that may mute the drum. The tom drum's mount is secured via the lugs and is not drilled directly into the shell. The Mapex I.T.S. System allows the shell to vibrate freely, allowing for maximum projection and resonance. Saturn floor I.T.S. tom legs are isolated from the shell and include spring loaded feet, that enhance sustain and increase projection.
The Mapex bass drum's non-penetrating double tom holder features multidirectional adjustment for precise setup. The tom holder mechanism is also completely removable for players that prefer tom stands. Mapex Saturn non-penetrating I.T.S. telescopic bass drum spurs isolate the shell from additional holes and distribute the weight of the drum across existing lug mounts. All maple, lacquer finished bass drum hoops are secured by low-profile, cushioned bass drum claw hooks.
Mapex's low mass lugs are secured to the shell via only one point of penetration. Fewer holes in the drum shell means less vibratory interruption, resulting in truer tone and unimpeded resonance.
Cymbals and hardware sold separately.
- Drum sizes:
- 22" x 18" kick
- 12" x 9" and 13" x 10" rack toms
- 16" x 16" floor tom
- 14" x 5-1/2" snare
- 8-ply/7.5mm kick drum
- 6-ply/5.1mm toms,
- 2 interior walnut plies
- 4 exterior maple plies
- 8 coat, hand applied, deep-gloss lacquer finish
- Exclusive Isolated Tom Mounting System on all toms
- Exclusive Isolated Tom Mounting System on kick drum
- Spring-loaded floor tom legs
- Low mass, single-point-of-contact lugs
- Low profile, cushioned, die cast bass drum claw hooks
- 2.3mm Steel Mapex Powerhoops
- Remo Emperor batter heads on all toms
Strong yet lightweight, Mapex Saturn is a working drummer's best friend.
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Comments about Mapex Saturn 5 Piece Standard Shell Pack:
A real winner! Look no further. The sound, quality of these drums are really hard to believe. They sound great right out of the box! With Remo Emperors and Ambassadors as factory heads you don't have to invest any more money to upgrade your heads. You could go out and purchase any high end drum kit, custom etc. For twice the money and you can't find any maker that can compare to the super thin Maple/ Walnut shells that are in this price range. I got the the Black chrome hardware and they are very nice! If you want a drum kit that is ready to go. These are for real!