Written on: 24/09/2012
I've been extremely pleased with my Mapex Saturn Series (Transparent Walnut) drum kit. The sound is amazing and the wood grain,laquer shells not only look fantastic, especially under stage lighting, but the sound is awesome.
Professional sound technicians continually give me two thumbs up on the quality sound these drums eminate. My Mapex kit has been favorably compared to other higher end (and higher priced) drum sets.
Store dealers also rate this drum kit highly due to reasonable price, great sound and great warranty.
If there's one downside, it's the unavailability of Mapex hardware. Cymbal stands, pedals and thrones have to be ordered by mail.
Other than this minor setback, I am extremely pleased with my and recommend it highly.