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Well... that looks older than everything in the 1990 catalog (I still need to upload .jpeg files for that), and I have no rumors or hints of Mapex existing before 1987 and that is their first lug design.  Contrary to the ad, Mapex did have series names, but the badges didn't always carry them.  I am absolutely useless for identifying wood, but I'm guessing it's either maple or birch.  It could be Orion, or a stand alone snare drum.  There's potential for it to be a Saturn.

Other than that, you're going to have to call the Smithsonian, because that thing is a dinosaur.

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@SpeedNinjathat's what I was digging up as well. I am a little sad that I couldn't find any more. I'm hoping to see if mapex themselves can't place it. If I find anythings else I'll post it in here.

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Thanks man, we would appreciate having the information.  I know @kustomdkhas collected quite a few older catalogs and would be interested in anything you can find out.

I will go ahead and upload the pictures from the Reverb ad here, in case anyone stumbles upon this thread in the future.  Any pictures you can add when you receive the drum would be great.

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