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Did I miss it? What is that finish? I can't quite make it out. Nice stain. Is it an exotic veneer? Looks a little like lacewood. Or maybe sapele pommele.

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It's a Saturn SE so two inner plies walnut, four plies Birch and then an outer ply of burl maple in moss green lacquer with black nickel hardware.  

I'm not the best photographer and I'm waiting on my backordered hi hat stand to arrive and a few odds and ends for my rack.  When I can really get it all setup I intend to have good pics taken when it's truly worthy of showing off.  

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killer drums! Definitely beats hitting a violin. Lasts longer too.

Congrats! let's set em up and throw up some more drum porn!

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On 27/6/2017 at 3:26 AM, Spitfire Drums said:

 If I were to do a Mapex armory or small sonor kit for gigging I'd easily spend more on a lesser quality kit.  Not that the armory or small sonors are bad they just aren't in the same league as Saturn iii.

Wow! What a nice drumset you've get!!! Congrats.

I'm a Mayan happy owner too, and I have a Saturn IV, which is pretty close in sound to the Saturn III, if not the same. Recently I had the chance to test an Armory kit, and man, I was astonished with its sound. of course hardware doesn't has the same consistency than Saturn's, it has les lugs on the bassdrum, and yes they not felt as good as Saturn does, but the sound... the sound, which is what finally really matters, of these drums is so grand... I can't explain.I was especting to find something close to a Meridian, that sound retty good too, but no, they doesn't. They deliver an indedibly round and warm sound which, in adittion, was pretty easy to get. It does't take any time to tune these drums. So, Saturns are great drumsets (I know, I own two),and for sure Saturn V are another league, but those soniclear bearing edges really put the Armory on a high performance level. I'm afraid to try a new Mars...

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I've tried the armory series a few times and as long as you swap to better heads (I just don't really care for Chinese Remo's) they really aren't bad sounding drums but I feel the saturns iii-v definitely have the edge in hardware and craftsmanship.  Sure both will get the job done but the Saturn makes it more refined and comfortable.  

And yes I've had my Mayan for years now got the last new one in the states.  It would require a substantial cash pile for me to even consider parting with it.  

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