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sonor65

Junior Member
Re: Chicago

That's an incredible complete kit. It's a bit heartbreaking I couldn't have gotten to mine before the carnage - great to see some originals! Your chrome doesn't even look pitted..thought that was a bit of a problem on these in humid locales..?
 

richkenyon

Silver Member
Some shots, no rhyme or reason. FYI I am open to trades on the 5 Star snare



I have a thread over in "General Discussion" about issues with my Sonor Artist snare - featuring the same gold clips as on yours pictured. How long have you had it? Any problems? If you could reply to my tread (Sonor product support issues) over there I would be very grateful.

Beautiful looking kit btw!!
 
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wy yung

Guest
Here is my 1965 Sonor Teardrop Chicago kit. I bought the kit from the original owner and it cleaned up nicely.
I just love it! I have not heard Sonor kits from that era. How does it compare with equivalent US kits?
 

monkeesee

Junior Member
Just bought this two Thursdays ago on June 9th, 2011 in a driveway in deep South Jersey. It now lives in Brooklyn.

Sonor Phonics (Plus? — credited to a member named Barry) previously purchased in 1984.

I'll reupload a newer picture with my cymbals and setup once it is cleaned up and ready. Consider this the Before picture.

Sonorous!
 

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Hilite

Junior Member
Here some pics from my collection and from Sonor drums I restored, enjoy it!


Champion, wrapped, not original finish


Superchampion, thick shells (9-ply) with round bearing edges, one of the best sounding drums I have ever played, original drumheads!


Performer, nice drums for less money, the best entry level drumset ever made.


Champion acryl, looks better than it sounds...


A red one with customized bearing edges, a great live kit.


Hilite in blackdiamond, a fantastic colour.


Phonic Rosewood with Lite bassdrum


Phonic Rosewood Anniversary, it´s now in New York.


Another beauty...


Phonic Plus in candy apple red.


Phonic Plus in oak veneer, the heavy metal charger


Sonor Signature, a beech monster!


Sonorlite, my favourite Sonor set.
 

latzanimal

Silver Member
^^^ Awesome kits Hilite. I keep saying someday.. I wish I would have bought a big ol' Phonic plus way back when, they'd at least be paid for by now...
 

Homeularis

Gold Member
Hilite: What an array of outstanding kits. I'm liking the Super Champion the best.
Very classy, and the Fibreskin is a must.

Mr Slam: Wow, what a knockout. As good as it gets right there.
That 22x20" virgin kick is perfection.

Now I hope you both dont just show off and leave. ;)
 
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Hilite

Junior Member
Hilite: What an array of outstanding kits. I'm liking the Super Champion the best.
Very classy, and the Fibreskin is a must.

Now I hope you both dont just show off and leave. ;)
No, don´t worry, I'd like to share my knowledge about Sonor with other drummers.

And also I'm a big fan of Ludwig, Rogers and Paiste cymbals.

The Superchampion was the mother of the Phonic series, the
toms are very special, they sound a little bit like barking dogs...

@Mr.Slammage
Your walnut brown burst Delite is a wet dream for Sonorholics.
 

Homeularis

Gold Member
And also I'm a big fan of Ludwig, Rogers and Paiste cymbals.
The Superchampion was the mother of the Phonic series, the
toms are very special, they sound a little bit like barking dogs...
Thanks for stickin around!. The jury's still out about the other guy. ;)

It figures you'ld like Luddies too. Good taste.

I am a fan of Sonor but I cant afford a "real" one. I have a 3007 that is a pretty nice lil kit, especially for $650.
There was a new in boxes 6pc Sonor Delite in Champagne Sparkle for sale for only $2500 OBO round these parts not too long ago. not saying much here, only that I'm bummed I didnt get it.

I got my eyes on a sweet little DW though. Fingers crossed.
 

Mr.Slammage

Junior Member
Yeah, I'm wrapped with the Walnut Burst finish. I'm getting used to the tuning of a delite as the shells seem to resonate a warmer tone than that of my previous kits;

Force 3007 - Red Burst
S Class Pro - Grained Maple
S Class - Denim (Maple/Birch) - SOLD
HiLite Exclusive - Black & Copper - SOLD

I'm hoping once the heads have stretched a bit and seated nicely to the bearing edge, I'll get a true indication of what I can achieve tonaly with my new Delite.

I've been using the 3007's for gigs, they can be tuned up to sound freakin amazing!
 

Tyger

Senior Member
Hey Folks, I just joined the Sonor Club today.

I came across a pretty decent deal for a Sonor Force 3007. I was looking at the new Select Force kits that were coming out but I couldn't pass up this deal, there was some extras which I thought were worth getting. I will be selling my early 2000 Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage to help fund this kit.

This is what the kit came with.

  • Finish: Autumn Fade
  • Kick 20"
  • Toms 10, 12, 14 Floor tom
  • Snare 14x5.5
  • Snare (Pearl Picolo snare 13x3)
  • All Original Hardware
  • 1ea Extra Supra Boom Stand
  • MP Tambourine Attachment
  • 13" Sabian AA Hi-Hats
  • 16" Sabian AA Medium Crash
  • 22" Zildjian Avedis Ride (Vintage)

  • Samboro Luggage with wheels for hardware
  • RacketeX Cases for All Toms, snare and Kick Drum
  • Sabian cymbal Bag (Fits all three)
  • Vater Stick Holder
  • Pro Mark Stick Bag

Since I play all Paiste Twenty's I'll be selling the hats and the crash...the Ride, I'm not sure yet, it's pretty beat up but I kinda dig the sound.
 

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Heck99

Member
I thought I'd add recent pics of my Sonor S-Class Pro to the mix. While it's not a brand-new SQ2, it still sounds dang good. Specs to follow soon. I apologize for the less than great quality pics.
 

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