Mt. Juliet, TN - January, 2015
The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. The award winning SONIClear™ bearing edge and the new SONIClear™ tom holder are standard features on every Saturn V set.
Mapex introduced the SONIClear™ bearing edge last year on their highly acclaimed Armory and Mars kits. The positive response to the bearing edge was overwhelming and prompted countless questions from Mapex fans of: “When will Saturn be available with SONIClear™ bearing edges?” The wait is over. Adding the SONIClear™ bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of Saturn’s most distinguished feature the Maple and Walnut hybrid shell.
The SONIClear™ eliminates the age-old problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they're mounted on a stand. The tom holder also dramatically increases sustain and fullness of tone by preserving vibration in the head and shell and preventing energy transfer to the hardware.
Saturn V MH and MH Exotic are available in the same great finishes as Saturn IV and include the same great features: SONIClear™ tom suspension, SONIClear™ floor tom legs, low-contact bass drum claws, Memory Mark™ bass drum spurs and a free-floating bass drum mount (optional).
The Saturn MH Edition features Mapex 6-Ply snares and toms, and 8-ply bass drums constructed of North American maple and walnut hybrid shells with chrome hardware. Additionally, these shells are crowned with Remo Emperor clear batter drumheads, and Remo P3 Batter bass drumheads. The Saturn V MH are available in two custom Delmar wraps and three Mapex lacquered finishes. Like the MH Edition, the shells of the MH Exotic are the classic Saturn Maple and Walnut hybrid. However, that’s where the comparison ends. The Exotics all come standard with Black Chrome hardware and are available in five distinct Maple burl Exotic finishes with exquisite figuring. Players will have a hard time deciding on their favorite finish. And even if they can, they won’t be sure whether they want to play them…or just stare at them.