Saturn Shell Technology
6-ply maple/walnut shells
The secret to the classic Saturn sound is the thin maple-walnut shell formulation. The 4-ply maple exterior supplies ample cut and projection in a live setting. And the 2-ply walnut core provides a chewy darkness and growling resonance to serve drummers in the studio. In concert, these tonewoods give each shell in the Saturn shell pack a strong attack and rich, lingering sustain.
SONIClear bearing edges
Better tone and easier tuning — that's what you can expect across the range of Saturn series toms and kick drums. Mapex's precision SONIClear bearing edges allow heads to sit flatter and thus make better contact with the shell. This results in better seating and a stronger, deeper fundamental. In our experience, just finger-tightening heads was enough to make these Saturn drums sing. This widens the tuning range for players who like deeper toms and kick drums while producing purer musical pitches in higher registers.
Mapex power hoops
Rugged steel 2.3mm triple-flanged Power Hoops give each Saturn Series shell a commanding voice and presence, along with enough durability to survive a national tour.