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  1. #2876

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazza View Post
    Just posted the driver's seat view, but here are my Saturn 5's at a charity ball last Saturday. LOVE this kit! Attachment 14400Attachment 14401
    Beautiful kit! I've been eyeing a six piece with the same finish.
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

  2. #2877

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    I really like that finish Grazza. Congrats ona beauty, are those still the stock heads?
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  3. #2878

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    Got my Sabian XSR cymbals in.

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    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

  4. #2879

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    I really like that finish Grazza. Congrats ona beauty, are those still the stock heads?
    Thanks for the comments! It's certainly a beautiful finish, and is always getting compliments. Yep, I still have the stock heads on, although I still have some coated G2's from my previous Saturn 3's which I sometimes use on a big band gig I occasionally have. These sound great though with the repertoire I generally play. I just use an Evans EQ pad in the bass and run the toms wide open as a rule. The Velvetone is wonderful, and alternates with a '76 Supraphonic or (for rockier gigs) the DW black nickel on brass.
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    One more in the practice room just because!

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    Last edited by DrumWhipper; 11-30-2017 at 04:52 PM.
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

  6. #2881

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Got my Sabian XSR cymbals in.
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    Three crashes and a splash.....................I like it.
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  7. #2882

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Three crashes and a splash.....................I like it.
    Great for different dynamics, for sure. It blows my mind the tonal difference between the old B8X's and the XSR's.
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

  8. #2883

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    B8s get a bad rap but they are tolerable for the money.................they have built their own niche.
    Your new brass is clearly better.
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  9. #2884

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Great for different dynamics, for sure. It blows my mind the tonal difference between the old B8X's and the XSR's.
    Look'in good and sounding good Whip! I got a pair of XS20 Hi Hats 14'' coming from Nashville GC, used but in new condition. I've played them in the past and like them a lot. I have a XS20 ride and I like it also, and while I'm on the Mapex thread I have a 7x13 Black Panther maple Blaster snare coming in after the first of the year( on back order). Great XSR's you got and have fun playing your kit with them!

  10. #2885

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    Thanks fellas. I've been trying to upgrade a little at a time. I've got my eyes on a nice Mapex Saturn kit I'm hoping to get after the first of the year.
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

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