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The rings of Saturn
Much like Saturn itself, you might say the Evolution rack toms have their own orbital rings: the Halo mounting system. This revolutionary, under-lug-line isolation mount gives each shell the freedom to resonate freely with the purest of tones. Whenever you strike the Saturn Evolution toms, you'll experience the very best of their sonic range, and nothing less.
Custom shell construction - a drumming symphony
Each drum is an instrument in its own right, and Mapex's Chamber Specific Shell Construction embodies this notion. The larger the drum, the thicker the plies. Additionally, their depths graduate by half an inch, and bearing edges also vary. When it comes to drums, 'one-size-fits-all' should never apply. The intricate, almost artisanal treatment with which Mapex affords these shells is clear the moment you hear their wonderful, fully-optimised sounds.
Maple and walnut - a truly dynamic shell blend
What happens when you fuse the maple and walnut woods? The Mapex Saturn Series drum shells. Maple is a popular choice for drum shells the world over because of its tonal versatility and all-round warmness. Walnut bestows much fiercer properties, including fast attack and dark tones. Much harder than maple, it ensures pronounced projection for the shells, while bringing out the best of the maple's melodic tones. An electrifying fusion that makes these drums perfect for use in any setting.
SONIClear shells that sing
Mapex's unique SONIClear bearing edge technology ensures better contact between drum head and shell. This increased head-to-shell contact improves shell vibration and allows for greater resonance, as well as easier tuning. With a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, this bearing edge profile allows you to enjoy the sonic nuances of the wood blend. The Saturn Series shells were designed to sing into the stratosphere.
Floor toms that float for sonic separation
Coupled with the TH800 SONIClear tom holders, Mapex's Sonic Pedestal feet enhance the Saturn Series' tonal resonance even more. These rubber feet prevent contact between the floor tom legs and your playing surface. The steel legs rest on an elevated spring within the pedestal, eliminating vibration transfer and maximising resonance. Every feature is the result of painstaking, formulaic testing designed to empower your drums.
Stunning SAS gloss lacquer finish
Even the drums' luxurious Azure Burst gloss lacquer finish is designed with the science of acoustics in mind - part of Mapex's Sonic Attenuation System. This finish is achieved by repeatedly coating, buffing and re-coating the shells, which heightens their overall pitch. Unlike hefty wrap coverings, these lacquer finishes are sprayed directly onto the shell, keeping their natural tonal range intact.
- Bass Drum: 22" x 18"
- Rack Tom 1: 10" x 8"
- Rack Tom 2: 12 x 9"
- Floor Tom 1: 14" x 14"
- Floor Tom 2: 16" x 16"
- 2 x TH800 SONIClear Tom Holders
- Product Code: SE628XM-PT
- Shell Material: Maple/Walnut
- Shell Construction:
- 10" Tom: 9-ply, 7.85mm
- 12" Tom and Floor Toms: 9-ply, 8.55mm
- Bass Drum: 9-ply, 9.25mm
- Hoops: Sonic Saver
- Bearing Edges: SONIClear (45° on all Toms, 65° on Bass Drum)
- Mounting System: Halo
- Air Flow Venting:
- Floor Tom Legs: SAS Static 90°
- Floor Tom Feet: Sonic Pedestal
- Hardware: Chrome
- Finish: Azure Burst gloss lacquer