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RogersDrummer
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Post Fri May 04, 2007 2:11 am

Hello,

I just noticed that my Mapex Saturn Pro's bassdrum is slightly warped. Probably due to the weight of the mountint bracket, and toms that it was supporting. I took all that off, but its still a little bent. If you have a Saturn kit, and you have your toms mounted on the bassdrum, I highly suggest looking to see if its out of round or not. Try putting the toms on stands instead.

I don't know if this is a flaw of Mapex, or If the previous owner of my set liked to sit on the bassdrum, but it's better to be safe then sorry....

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Post Tue May 08, 2007 11:41 am

The Saturn Series do have very thin shells but the BD is 7.1 mm thick so that's pretty standard. I've seen a lot of BDs from various brands slightly warp because of mounted toms on the BD so I wouldn't say it's specifically a Mapex issue.

By any chance is your set in a basement or somewhere else where the humidity is high?

In any event, you bring up a good point and a reminder to others. In short, put your toms on a rack or a stand. Otherwise, you run the risk of warping your BD shell.

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Post Tue May 08, 2007 11:43 am

well hopefully ill never have this problem. i use a rack for my toms.
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Post Tue May 08, 2007 1:16 pm

Groove wrote:The Saturn Series do have very thin shells but the BD is 7.1 mm thick so that's pretty standard. I've seen a lot of BDs from various brands slightly warp because of mounted toms on the BD so I wouldn't say it's specifically a Mapex issue.

By any chance is your set in a basement or somewhere else where the humidity is high?

In any event, you bring up a good point and a reminder to others. In short, put your toms on a rack or a stand. Otherwise, you run the risk of warping your BD shell.

:D


I have my drums in the studio that I built in the garage. there should be no humidity. As for the previous owner, it could have been underwater for all I know hahah. He probably had it in a slightly damp place. All the other drums are in perfect condition, so it's not that big of a deal.
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Post Fri May 11, 2007 2:42 am

I'll inspect my kick when I'll retune the bass drum. I'm actually planning on removing the bass tom holder, as I usually use only one rack tom and the kick is a virgin anyway, so it'll look good.
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