Thoughts on the Mapex Saturn IV and V series

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Hi everyone! Who owns one of these kits and how do you like them? How would describe the tone? Versatility ? Thanks everyone.
 

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Saturns?
Phenomenal drums. Some of the best sounding drums ever made.
I had a kit for a bit. Loved it. (POET!!!)
Still kicking myself for letting it walk out.
Other than the badge change (don't like the Zoidberg badge), they are still great playing kits.
 

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Saturns?
Phenomenal drums. Some of the best sounding drums ever made.
I had a kit for a bit. Loved it. (POET!!!)
Still kicking myself for letting it walk out.
Other than the badge change (don't like the Zoidberg badge), they are still great playing kits.
Thank you! I wonder a silver badge kit ma h years ago. I have since switched over to Sonor, but have a local opportunity to purchase a 12 piece kit.
 

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If the price is right, you really can't go wrong with one of these kits.
12 piece kit? Good grief ... that should probably hold you over for a bit.
What's the finish?
 

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Are those really from the same kit? The toms don't seem to match.
 

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But 12 pieces, sheesh, that's a jungle gym. Whatever floats your boat though!
 

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Other than the Zoidberg badge ... and the interesting grain work on those two toms ... that is a slick kit.
Let us know if you move forward.
If you decide to pass, make sure you pass the info along to some of the members here. LOTS of Saturn players here.
 

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That kit is a Saturn IV kit and the only year they used real figured maple burl for the outer veneer. They switched back to Alpi faux engineered wood veneer for the Saturn V because there was too much waste trying to match grains on all the different pieces of the kit.
As far as if Saturns are good. Yes they are great. Great drums, great sound, great price. What more could you ask for. I will also add that the Saturn III is probably one of the greatest kits ever made IMNSHO.
 


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