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Old 09-01-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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Orion!!!!!!!!!

what do you think of the Mapex set, Orion? i personally think it is a glorious god.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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i tell you man........working in a 5 star drum shop gives me the chance to see and play ALL the new gear that's out. I gota' say that this year... Mapex has done something special. the orion and the saturn kits are out of control. I really dig the saturns. they sound unbelievable, and the finishes are beautiful as well. they are really turning that company around. if any of you are looking for a new kit.........diff. check them out as they are outstanding.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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Orions and Saturns are wonderfull looking and sounding kits!
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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I've played one, sounded great. It's the one with the gold lugs but chrome hoops, right? That's the one thing I didn't like.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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those are the old orions. they have a new design and no longer come with the gold.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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Mapex is OFF THE CHAIN! It's probably the meanest, Baddest drum company (that many are not that familiar with) happening! Their isolation systems are genius and the finishes are the most beautiful I've ever seen. The Orion Burl Maple with the Imperial Burst finish simply floors me!

From the Orion to the VX Series, these are some butt stompin drums!

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Old 09-01-2005, 03:40 PM   #7
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MAPEX MAPEX MAPEX.
It must be love at first sight.
Hey, I've got one!
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:15 PM   #8
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Thats it I'm getting a Saturn.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:17 PM   #9
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i tell you man........working in a 5 star drum shop gives me the chance to see and play ALL the new gear that's out. I gota' say that this year... Mapex has done something special. the orion and the saturn kits are out of control. I really dig the saturns. they sound unbelievable, and the finishes are beautiful as well. they are really turning that company around. if any of you are looking for a new kit.........diff. check them out as they are outstanding.


From a guy playing sonor's high end kits, that means something!
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:06 PM   #10
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Got an Orion, too! (Also the old one with the gold )
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Old 09-02-2005, 05:42 AM   #11
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I have Q and I think they have best relation between quality and price. But if I would go for some serious drums I would probably choose Pearl Masters or Tama Starclassic.
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:10 AM   #12
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i am purchasing one of these shortly, some idiot told me that they were rubbish and the hardware sucked, i owned his ass for such a stupid comment!
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Old 09-02-2005, 08:30 AM   #13
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Mapex also do Limited Edition Orion drum sets with hoop finishes to match the lugs. One of my drum tutors had a gorgeous Orion Custom with gold plated lugs and hoops, and one of my mates bought the LE Orion in Coffee Fade -- brown to orange to brown, with black chrome lugs and hoops. I borrowed it for my drum clinic! SWEET! And what's more, he got it on special offer for 1400, which is equivalent to about $2400.

In saying that, if I had enough money to buy a Mapex Orion I'd sooner get a DW shell pack or a small set up with hardware.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #14
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i tell you man........working in a 5 star drum shop gives me the chance to see and play ALL the new gear that's out. .

oh man that's not work that's basically a drum paradise.
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:41 PM   #15
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I always usta think that mapex was like pacific in a sense that they make high quality low end type drums, after playing there new kits i realized i was dead wrong they are amayzing and i wouldnt mind having one!
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