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What do Mars and Saturn have in common, besides being planets? They're also the names of Mapex acoustic drum sets. Considering the stellar sound that Mapex is known for, they're the most fitting names those drums could hope to have. And, with two decades under their belt making amazing percussion for drummers like Chris Adler, Nick D'Virgilio and Chris Pennie, Mapex drums definitely have the history to back up their sky-high reputation.
Most of the acoustic drums in the Mapex lineup are shell packs, which include just the instruments themselves so you have the freedom to pick out your own personal selection of hardware and cymbals. But if you're a new drummer, you might prefer a complete set to get you started from the ground up. If that's the case, check out the Mapex Tornado 5-Piece Drumset. The 8-ply poplar shells in these drums produce impressive attack on the high end, with a trim midrange and lots of boom at the bottom - and you'll also get all the hardware essentials you need to make your percussion debut.
For more experienced drummers, turn your attention to the Saturn IV series shell packs. These drums have proven themselves onstage with some legendary players - for instance, they're a favorite of Chris Adler from Lamb of God. What makes the Saturn IV series special is the combined maple and walnut construction, which leads to richer and bolder drums than maple alone. Better yet, Saturn IV drums are available in several versions, each one tweaked for a specific musical style or playing environment, so you can get your hands on a drum set built from the ground up exactly for the way you play it.
When you're in the market for an acoustic drum set, Mapex is the name to put on your wish list. Catering to everyone from the most experienced professional to the newest beginner, they're sure to have an outstanding option for your needs. One look through the selection of shell packs and drum sets here, and you'll soon find the one that speaks to you.
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