[rockstark] - Mapex Saturn Pro

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:18 am

Here is my stage kit (Mapex Saturn Pro and a few accessories):

(i will post a better picture later. my set up is more Bonham now)

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my drum case:

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:22 am

I played Ludwig for years and every time I see my bud Randy Lane's kit I want to get another one...
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:03 am

Is that Antique Ivory? I've got the same drums :) What are your sizes? Mine are studio plus an 18 inch floor tom on the way.
What snare do you use?
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:36 am

Shalaq wrote:Is that Antique Ivory? I've got the same drums :) What are your sizes? Mine are studio plus an 18 inch floor tom on the way.
What snare do you use?


Yes Antique Ivory :D Right on!!

I bought the Fusion set which comes with 8', 10', 12', 14', and 16'.

I am going to get the 18 as well... My bass drum is 22'

I use an old ludwig snare... ugly but sounds great on mic or in studio. I also use the 14' mapex snare that came with my kit and a 10' pdp.

I have a mixture of cymbals zildjian and sabian...

DW 5000 pedals
DW hardware
Vater sticks (Fatback 3B)

When I get a chance I will put some more pics up...
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:01 pm

One of the baddest sets I have ever seen.

A friend John Covington's 1941 restored Leedy kit (he also has designs bad a$$ bikes) check out the firehouse bell:

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:16 pm

I especially love your drum case =)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:40 pm

thanks man... :)

saw the drumcase and had to have it.... the perfect vehicle for drummers...
Mapex Saturn Pro
Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
DW Hardware
Evans Heads
Vater Fatback 3B sticks
Sennheiser and Shure mics
Shure in ear monitors

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:41 pm

Saturns are great! I love their low and warm tone...:) Oh, nice ride, too!
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:16 pm

I'll PM you about the 18 floor as soon as I get it. I was thinking of converting it to a second bass drum for some situations.
I bought a shell set with no snare, because I use a black panther walnut one. How does the saturn snare sound?
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:22 pm

Amazing kit, amazing ride, amazing crib. Will you adopt me? 8)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:25 pm

bunnybunny wrote:Amazing kit, amazing ride, amazing crib. Will you adopt me? 8)


thanks, thanks, and thanks... hmmm adoption eh? :shock:
Mapex Saturn Pro
Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
DW Hardware
Evans Heads
Vater Fatback 3B sticks
Sennheiser and Shure mics
Shure in ear monitors

http://www.myspace.com/rockstark66
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:35 pm

Shalaq wrote:I'll PM you about the 18 floor as soon as I get it. I was thinking of converting it to a second bass drum for some situations.
I bought a shell set with no snare, because I use a black panther walnut one. How does the saturn snare sound?


cool I bet that 18 will make a great 2nd bass... the saturn snare sounds pretty good. It records well... not my fav though...

I do love the sound that these drums produce. They are definately warm...
Mapex Saturn Pro
Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
DW Hardware
Evans Heads
Vater Fatback 3B sticks
Sennheiser and Shure mics
Shure in ear monitors

http://www.myspace.com/rockstark66
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:59 am

Please post some better pics, dude!
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:16 pm

OK I've got the 18 inch floor tom- Beautifully sounding drum. Just put some delicate muffling(handkerchief- waiting for my moongels) and it speaks just amazing. The 16x13 seems so small :)
Seriously, if you play rock, consider playing with the 14 16 and 18 toms tuned high and the 14 as a rack tom- the produce a very round, warm, full tone. I think I'll record my bands record in this configuration.
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Post Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:36 am

Shalaq wrote:OK I've got the 18 inch floor tom- Beautifully sounding drum. Just put some delicate muffling(handkerchief- waiting for my moongels) and it speaks just amazing. The 16x13 seems so small :)
Seriously, if you play rock, consider playing with the 14 16 and 18 toms tuned high and the 14 as a rack tom- the produce a very round, warm, full tone. I think I'll record my bands record in this configuration.


Post a pic...

and I am sifting through last years pics for a better pic of my kit...
Mapex Saturn Pro
Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
DW Hardware
Evans Heads
Vater Fatback 3B sticks
Sennheiser and Shure mics
Shure in ear monitors

http://www.myspace.com/rockstark66