Very rare Mocha Burst Orion

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Picture sent by store owner before the sale. Halogen lighting and/or camera flash made it looks more reddish than it is actually.
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Reply Webs User
12:30 PM on February 20, 2011 
I would really like to know their reasoning to why they will not just come out with a Maple/Walnut Saturn in a burl finish like the Orions. I have heard so many people on different websites complain about this. It really seems like a know brainer to me. I think they would sell like hotcakes. How much more can burl maple be than regular maple. I will pay the difference. I am sure many others would to.
Reply PDrums
4:47 AM on January 17, 2011 
Sticks says...
Beautiful color man. I want to get one more mapex kit to go with my Monster white kit. If they did this same color and burl finsh on a Saturn, I would buy one no problem.




I agree this color is perfect on Burl!!! I'll buy it on a Saturn today... and I don't even like the idea that you want the same kit, but as long as we don't have em at the same show... it's okay by me...


AND SHAME MAPEX.... SHAME... Sticks should boycott Mapex for what happened to his kit.

Did you contact MAPEX directly sitcks?!!
They have customer service in the USA, even though the Dealer is supposed to Rep the Warranty...
THATS ANOTHER BIG SHAME... you SAIDD YOUR DEALER TRIED TO TALK YOU OUT OF GETTING REPLACEMENTS??????!!!!!
My Gawd!!! That is grounds for a law suit!!
MAPEX listening.... if the dealer didn't back your warranty, Mapex should be told directly, and if they did not replace (which I hope they are!) then you have a totally rocck solid small claims court case! I mean, Hooops not finished to standard, and gritty finish? And then CRACKS in the lacquer?
MAPEX, I am losing interest in your product... Aren't they using Nitro Cellulose Lacquer... cracking like that does not sound right at all...Nitro Cellulose would not do that... If they are not using NC, then its a CRAP product.

Also, you had RIPPLES in the FINISH!!! THAT is UNACEPTABLE from a production drum product. That means a heavy hand or improper valve opening on the gun - they should have this to a science!! MAPEX THIS IS EMBARASSING FOR YOU - you should have sent stick New Ones IMMEDIATELY and for FREE!

wheres the QC MAPEX? I read there are 2 people in ever little space of that factory in China... so what are they doing sweeping the floors and chatting? Mapex needs to up their Quality and Quality Control. I have never heard of this kind of problem from a quality drum brand,.

Also, I have hear of other people mentioning overspray onto the Bearing Edges - that's TOTALLY BAD!!!

Sticks - you should contact MAPEX directly, and give them a chance to make things REALLY right!!! The old fashioned way. Otherwise this BAD publicity can grow and make their 2007 Custom Service record a thing of the past.
Also, tell MAPEX about that dealer. They OBLIGATED to honor that warranty... THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES PISSED OFF A MAPEX... not you sicks!!!!

Unbelievable!!!
Reply PDrums
4:34 AM on January 17, 2011 
Patentagosse says...
Why don't they offer custom finishes for those who can afford it and wait for it? You custom order your Saturn or Orion in whatever finishes Mapex is offering? (not any colors because nobody will ever see the end of it but selecting one of the finishes they already mastered, whatever the series...)



I thought they'll do upcharge finishes if you are wanting a finish from another line or drum on a Saturn or Orion... If so, that makes sense that they cannot get totally custom, but if they don't allow finishes from other model lines on the Saturn or Orion anymore, then they are being SILLY, because they pretty much make you wait 90 days just to get Blk Chrome on a standard Saturn finish if they didn have it in stock - which is a lot of the time... So Mapex, we're right aobut this... we have to WAIT 90+ days anyway... some of us don't mind to wait to get what we want!!! But be kind! We are the main marketing drive for your company... It's called WORD OF MOUTH MAPEX!

BTW - That's TERRIBLE what happened with Sticks' kit???!!!!!
TERRRIBLE - SHAME MAPEX!!!!
SHAME!
Reply Patentagosse
6:09 PM on January 16, 2011 
Why don't they offer custom finishes for those who can afford it and wait for it? You custom order your Saturn or Orion in whatever finishes Mapex is offering? (not any colors because nobody will ever see the end of it but selecting one of the finishes they already mastered, whatever the series...)
Reply Webs User
8:40 AM on January 16, 2011 
Patentagosse says...
Well, their new limited edition Saturn share some similar caracteristics but not as beautiful as this one...

It is funny some times the decisions they make. I know they can't get into everyones head, but they know that most everyone loves the Orions Burl finish, and Saturn is probably there most distinct sound, so why not put the two together. Sounds about right to me.
Reply Patentagosse
3:08 PM on January 15, 2011 
Well, their new limited edition Saturn share some similar caracteristics but not as beautiful as this one...
Reply Webs User
3:05 PM on January 15, 2011 
Beautiful color man. I want to get one more mapex kit to go with my Monster white kit. If they did this same color and burl finsh on a Saturn, I would buy one no problem.
Reply Patentagosse
2:20 PM on January 15, 2011 
These 3 "redder" pics where from store's website so figure they were shot with a different camera under halogen lighting probably...