Saturn Aqua Fade
Saturn Sulphur Fade

MT. JULIET, TN, April 4, 2022… Saturn Series has become synonymous with the Mapex brand, serving as a cornerstone of the lineup for decades. Known for producing rich, warm and punchy drum tones that are now woven through multiple genres of modern music from live stages and studios all over the world, the Saturn Maple/Walnut hybrid shells defined a new standard by unveiling the potential of blended shell technology.

For many enthusiasts, Saturn is also known for its visual appeal, which is taken to another level in 2022 with the introduction of two new stunning lacquer fade finishes. The Aqua Blue Fade features a clear natural finish transitioning to a watery aqua blue evoking relaxing visions of the intersection of ocean waves and near white sand on a tropical beach. The striking Sulphur Fade features a warm golden glow emerging triumphantly from dark earthtone black.

All of the innovative features that the Saturn Series is known for remain in place, including the SONIClear™ tom suspension system, floor tom feet designed to increase overall resonance by preserving vibration in the shell, as well as low-contact bass drum claws. The SONIClear™ bearing edge profile on all Saturn toms and bass drums continues to ensure quality transmission of sound from head to shell, reducing unwanted overtone frequencies, and providing a strong fundamental pitch. This also lends to an effortless tuning experience which serves to elevate practical function to equal the high level of the outstanding sound and look of these fine instruments.

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