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Mapex Adds New Configurations To Saturn Series [ Winter NAMM 2007 ]

United States
December 4, 2006 — With the addition of several new components, Mapex USA is introducing three new configurations to its Saturn Series of drums.

The Plus Bass Fusion Pop 22 (SW7287U) is a new 7-piece configuration designed specifically for R&B players. The configuration includes a 22x20-inch bass drum, 8x7, 10x8, 12x9 suspended tom toms,14x12 and 16x14 floor toms and a 14x5.5 snare drum. The configuration includes seven pieces of Mapex 750A Series hardware and is priced at $3515.99 MSRP.

The new Mapex Saturn Bass Fusion Pop 22 in Green Apple Burst.

A new and explosive 4-piece Plus Bass Rock 24 (SW4496U) configuration has also been introduced. It includes a gigantic 24x20-inch bass drum, 13x10 suspended tom tom, 16x16 floor tom and a 14x7 snare drum. The Plus Bass Rock 24 includes 6-pieces of 750A Series hardware and carries an MSRP of $2821.99.

The new Crossover 22 (SW5286U) configuration is a slick one-up, two-down set-up with a 22x16-inch bass drum, 12x9 suspended tom, 14x14 floor tom, 16x16 floor tom and 14x5.5 snare drum. The set has an MSRP $3223.99 and includes six pieces of Mapex 750A Series hardware.

“With these new configurations, we’ve broadened the appeal of an already very popular series of drums,” explained Joe Hibbs, A&R and Product Manager for Mapex USA. “These new configurations give a new spin to some classic, old-school set-ups that are making a comeback.”

The Saturn Series features extra-thin 5.1mm shells that are constructed from 4 exterior maple plies and two interior plies of walnut. The walnut gives the drum a warm rich tone and superior tuning range.

Saturn Series drums are available in nine configurations and thirteen hand-applied, high-gloss lacquer finishes including three new sparkle burst finishes, Electric Berry Burst, Green Apple Burst and Galaxy Burst.

Mapex is also offering aggressive discounts, in store point of sale support, web graphics for the dealers” store web sites, supportive literature and identification in the dealer finder on the Mapex web site for retailers who participate in the “Destination Dealer” program. Destination Dealers are retailers who stock and display high end Mapex Orion and Saturn series drums and are also specially trained to assist consumers in the selection process as well as choosing their drum set-ups.
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