The Mapex Saturn Evolution Organic Rock Shell Pack â€” the latest evolution of the Mapex Saturn series â€” puts a bold and contemporary twist on the classic Saturn Sound. Cutting-edge technology from the Mapex Design Lab, including the revolutionary new Halo Mounting System and a hybrid-shelled configuration, empowers Saturn Evolution Organic drums to deliver premium playability and superior tone that will satisfy even the most discerning drummers. Drummers at Leaseville agree that Mapexâ€™s attention to detail shines through in every design element on the Saturn Evolution Organic drums, adding up to class-leading kit that is certain to inspire top-shelf performances!
The bold, contemporary sound of the Mapex Saturn Evolution Organic Rock kit stems from its hybrid-shelled system. The bass drum is comprised of the classic Saturn maple-walnut formulation, which delivers ample projection and a growling resonance. Meanwhile, a birch-walnut formulation imbues the toms with modern clarity, presence, and musical sustain that can cut through onstage and slip easily into dense studio mixes.
When it comes to drums, feel is every bit as important as tone. The Mapex Saturn Evolution shell pack features vents placed along the nodal line of every shell â€” a concept borrowed from the Mapex Design Lab. This gives each drum an open, lively response while serving to maximize the shell's natural resonance in any tuning register.
"The shortest path between two points is a straight line." Remember that lesson from geometry class? Archimedes said it. And as it turns out, sound and vibrations work on the same principle. Mapex's SAS floor tom legs feature sharp 90-degree angles to increase distance from the floor to the shell. This allows less of your tom sustain to be absorbed into the floor, which means greater note length and a cleaner soundstage.
Mapex's SAS floor tom feet â€” again borrowed from the Mapex Design Lab â€” do a great job of floating floor tom shells in order to prevent the earth or stage from leaching away your hard-earned depth and resonance. Paired with the SAS 90-degree legs, it makes for an impressive nearfield response from behind the kit.