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Mapex Drums introduces the new Saturn Series Limited Edition kit, featuring a birch and walnut shell that distributes the distinctive Saturn sound. Wearing a beautiful burl maple exterior, the Saturn LE will be available in very limited quantities as a six-piece shell pack.

"Mapex has taken the deep and rich sonic characteristics of walnut and combined them with the bright and articulate punch of birch," says Joe Hibbs, Product Manager for Mapex Drums. "What results is a clear sound that is just as smooth as the sienna fade on the veneer."

The drums are comprised of a burl maple ply wrapped around a birch layer with an internal ring of walnut. Each shell is finished in an eight-coat deep gloss lacquer, and is topped with Remo Emperor batter heads. Add-on shells are also available in limited quantities.

To find your nearest Mapex dealer to see the Saturn LE, visit


To see video of artist Lee Pearson performing on the Saturn LE, visit



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