Mapex Saturn V MH Studioease 5pc Shell Pack Merlot Burst


Together with respected artists around the globe, Mapex reimagined their flagship line with the Saturn IV. Now the Mapex team has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. These drums feature 6-ply North American walnut-maple hybrid shells (8-ply bass) built with two plies of maple around both sides of two inner plies of walnut. Adding the SONIClear bearing edge to the Saturn V clearly enhances the unmistakable sound and increases the tuning range of the maple and walnut shell.

What we think:

Whether in the studio or on the stage, this 2 up and 2 down shell pack has a big and rounded sound with great versatility. With standard drum depths, the unique Maple and Walnut shell composition coupled with the SONIClear™ bearing edge results in clear and focused rack toms, fat and dense floor toms, and bass drums with a balance of punch and boom. 

Manufacturer Description:


  • The full array of standard depth toms in this 2 up and 2 down configuration provides the player with a wide range of sounds and pitches ideal for melodic grooves and tom fills.
  • The Maple and Walnut hybrid shell produces a strong attack and a rich tone that projects well in live settings and tracks perfectly in the studio. It’s the classic Saturn sound.
  • The SONIClear™ bearing edge simplifies the tuning process and enhances tone and tuning range. The SONIClear? single tom holders increase rack tom resonance and clarity.

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