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Mapex Adds Appointments And New Lacquer Finishes To Saturn Series [ Winter NAMM 2007 ]

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December 4, 2006 — Mapex has announced the introduction of two new features to its Saturn Series of drums.

Starting in January, Saturn Series Toms will be shipped with Remo® Emperor drumheads. Emperor heads are made with two free-floating plies of 7-mil Mylar®, making them the brightest sounding multi-ply heads and most durable of Remo’s WeatherKing® series.

The 2007 Mapex Saturn Series with die cast bass drum claw hooks in the new Galaxy Burst finish.

In addition, the Saturn Series now comes with the same chrome plated die cast bass drum claw hooks that are featured on Mapex’s flagship Orion Series. In addition to improving the look of the Saturn Bass drum, the new claw hooks include durable nylon washers and rubber padded surfaces that protect the bass drum hoops from damage.

Three new sparkle burst lacquer finishes have been added to Saturn Series. Each is a high-gloss, hand-applied lacquer finish that responds brilliantly to stage and club lighting. The Green Apple Burst, Electric Berry Burst and Galaxy Burst all contain subtle, yet striking sparkle to an all fade rich black finish at the hoop.

“We’ve had wonderful success with our sparkle finishes in the Saturn Series,” said Joe Vasko, Vice President and General Manager of Mapex USA. “These new finishes are very attractive and are sure to get plenty of attention.”

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.

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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