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  1. quality over quantity!

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    Default They Are Here!!! The Mapex's Have Arrived

    though most of you know that from my good friend steve!! In these posts i will have the specs, a breif summery of all the drums, and the 30 or so pictures that i have, i will tell you when i am done posting the pictures and thanks for waiting
    SPECS
    Drums: MAPEX SATURN PRO, EMERALD STARDUST
    10x8
    12x9
    14x14
    22x18
    14x5.5
    14x6.5 (ludwig maple snare)

    Cymbals: L-R
    1. stack, will be replaced by the 18" oriental china/trash i ordered when they get one in
    2. 14" A Custom Mastersound hi hats
    3. 6" AA Splash
    4. 17" A Custom Projection Crash
    5. 10" A Custom Splash
    6. 16" XS20 medi-thin crash (will be replaced when i pay these off)
    7. 20" K Custom Dark Ride
    8. 20" Wuhan China

    HARDWARE:
    P-2002 pearl eliminator pedal
    Pearl Boom stand (dunno model, got unilock)
    MAPEX: S550A snare stand, H750A hihat stand, B750A boom stand (x2)
    P750A, not using it, prolly selling with the old kit
    Tama Roadpro Boom stand
    Basix snare stand (side snare)
    Pacific boom stand

    Heads:
    batters are ambassadors, clear, coated on snare, bass using an Evans EMAD
    Resos are clear ambassadors on all and bass is a black Powerstroke 3 reso
    10, 12, 14 clear evans g2 batters are on their way, should be here tomorrow

    WRAPUP!!!!
    these drums, no joke, are the best drums i have herd, seen, and played in my life, the finish is amaaazing, it is beautiful, the grain is amazing, the sparkle in the dark area is amazing (i have a really really good picture of that) lets talk about the plus's of every single drum!!! The rack toms have a very high pitch with a very warm sound that resonates and projects, sounds amazing, the floor tom, though 14" truely booms, it shakes the ground, so deep, the bass drum literally shakes the walls, after i hit it the door next to the drums rattled for a bit, was crazzzy!!! the snare is one of my favorite parts of it, so much pop, so much attack, great tone, and just the right amount of ring!
    The only thing that was bad about these drums, not really the drums however, in order to remove the bass drum mount correctly 4 of your lugs will stick out a bit because they are different with the spacing than the others, you just switch them with 4 lugs from the bottom of the drum, not a problem, however if mapex included 4 normal ones i think that'd be a great thing!! anyway, ENOUGH OF MY RAMBLING!!! ON WITH THE PICTURES!!!!!!!

    please no posting till i say im done!

    EDIT: almost forgot, i would really like to thank Andy@massmusic.net and everyone at massmusic for helping me, this is an amazing kit that i got for a great deal, and man it got here fast, shipped tuesday morning, got it wednesday at noon!!!

    ps. last pic is the emptiest my basement will ever be
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    Last edited by slipknot001; 06-22-2006 at 01:53 PM.
    Mapex - Pro Mark - Zildjian - Sabian - Pearl - Evans

    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
    ..A
    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

  2. quality over quantity!

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    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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  3. sunset station

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    Awesome! Great choice!

  4. quality over quantity!

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    group pictures!!!!!
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    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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  5. ZoMFg??!!?!! Christmas

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    holy ***** man
    i thought u got some *****ty set
    haha

  6. quality over quantity!

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    the a's are coming, the a's are coming!!!!

    the mic's!
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    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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    Those look great dude! I love the finish and new cymbals!

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    heres the ones that reallly show the finish beautifully, agian this cant really show the grain as beautifully as it really is
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    Last edited by slipknot001; 06-23-2006 at 09:36 AM.
    Mapex - Pro Mark - Zildjian - Sabian - Pearl - Evans

    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
    ..A
    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

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    last ones guys, post now
    1. showing how thin the shells are.
    2. showing the mount
    3. cool front side pic
    4. setup pic, left side looked fine on the camera, kinda messed up tho, get the general idea

    comment!!!! w00t
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    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
    ..A
    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

  10. Sick 'Em

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    wow, amazing finish, are you gonna get a 16" floor?

  11. quality over quantity!

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    after i get another crash and pay off the kit , i owe my dad 639.70, i wanted to pay half but he didn't want me too, just about 200 more but still!!
    Mapex - Pro Mark - Zildjian - Sabian - Pearl - Evans

    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
    ..A
    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

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    WOW! These drums look freaking awesome man. Great choice, rep!
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  13. ...only more so

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    holy crap! awesome kit man, saturns rock! that is a gorgeous finish, and what was it, like a week and a half after shipping? outstanding, rep for you for sure

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    very nice drumkit. i love the finish and the setup. Congratulations with the new kit

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    dude thats a great saturn. i loved gettting my mapex boxes too!
    I used to use this forum for quite a long time, took a break from 2010-late 2012. Hoping to be more active again!

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    That is stunning O.o
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  17. The Squirrels are Invading!

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    sweet kit man
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    Amazing, just as I thought man. Amazing!!


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    that kit is awesome and the finish is suprior to. great kit man sure you enjoy it..

  20. quality over quantity!

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    haha thanks guys, i have a picture of the grain really well on the bass drum, so beautiful, however, the picture is big, i dont want to make it smaller cause i want you to be able to see the detail, think i should post it lol, i will if wanted.

    but ya, i hear the doorbell ring at 12 or around there, im thinkin its one of my friends cause i wasn't even expecting these untill this morning, i see a pretty big box (the one with the hardware) with the mapex swirl on it, my legs started shaking and i was like, so excited, lol!!! thanks guys, want me to post the pic?
    Mapex - Pro Mark - Zildjian - Sabian - Pearl - Evans

    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

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    Amazing man, great choice. Saturns rock!

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    You had me until the offset tom set-up... lovely tubs though. Congrats!
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  23. quality over quantity!

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    ya man, they are amazing drums, the best imo, heres the pic, dont yell at me about not resizing it cause A. i did a bit, and B. i wanted to keep the quality of the grain so that you all could see how beautiful it really is!!!
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    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
    ..A
    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

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    thats one of the neicest mapex's ive ever seen. nice kit man

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    Awesome!

    Probably oe of the main reasons Mapex drums are less expensive is that Mapex is most likely saving a ton of money on labor. You're the one assembling them, not some factory worker. Which leads to smaller boxes to ship since they ship all the shells in one box. Less items to ship means even more savings......
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    Looking great, congrats!

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    Luke, you better get a white Mapex reso or I'll stab you in the jaw.


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    Congrats man, now if only mine got here that fast. You're new drums are beautiful.

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    looks good! your toms look a little.....far, but its your setup.
    arent you glad i told you to get these
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  30. I'll e-kick you in the nuts.

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    love it. you're making me want to get rid of my black stardust again lol...
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  31. YOU POST, I PLAY.

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    NICE!!!! One of the best pleasures of life is getting new drums! Congratz!!!
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    nice one, sexy!!
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    Holy crap thats awesome, great setup and kit in general, I remember the day my mapex came in the post, I literally couldn't have been more overjoyed, after that long wait.

    Have fun with them.

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    great kit, congrats.....but did i see scratches on your floor tom already?
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    you had better not seen scratches on my floor tom!!!! lol

    oo i see what you see, lol thats really confusing, its actually the leg of the floor tom, its reflecting really well in the gloss it looks like a scratch! lol

    can i join the MAPEX MAFIA now????!
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    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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    i cant wait till i can afford mine, did you choose to get any free gear??

  37. quality over quantity!

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    ya, i got the $250 gift card, bought the following:

    10" Clear g2
    12" Clear g2
    14" Clear g2

    18" ORIENTAL CHINA/TRASH (zildjian)
    Mapex - Pro Mark - Zildjian - Sabian - Pearl - Evans

    Mapex Saturn in Emerald Stardust

    click here for pictures of my new MAPEX SATURNS, new pics with china!!!

    my Oriental China"trash"


    MAPEX
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    .....F
    .......I
    .........A

  38. Lean, mean, drum machine

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    Looking good, congrats!
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    not a big fan of that kind of setup,
    but, oh man,
    beautiful drums,
    amazing finish.

  40. Is anybody there?

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    that is all great gear. great choices, i applaud you.
    MAPEX MAFIA

    my kit as a 4 piece with a rack

    not so updated mapex v

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