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Old 11-05-2007, 06:02 PM
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Default Sonor Designers in Green Stain Finish

Well, I recently sold my Delites, which was very hard to do (I loved those drums), but it was worth it to get this kit.... Sonor Designers in green stain (18x16, 14x14, 12x8, 10x8). They are maple light shells with the long lugs. This kit was played in a clinic by Jack Dejohnette. I got it from Steve Maxwell a couple of weeks ago (you cannot go wrong with Steve... excellent service and communication; killer drum shop!). I'm not really a jazzer, but I love the 18" bass drum.... real punchy and deep sounding with an EMAD on the batter. At some point, I'd like to expand it with a larger bass drum, 16" and 8" toms... so if any of you know of some in this color for sale, let me know!
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:08 PM
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Sonor delights are the Bentleys of the drum world . Classic design with state of the art engineering! awesome drums! is that a chad smith Pearl snare I see there. How do you like it?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:11 PM
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Very nice. I'll be honest, I don't really care for all the hardware that Sonor uses, but those are beautiful drums. Great sizes as well. 18" bass drums are truly underrated.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:12 PM
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Sonor delights are the Bentleys of the drum world . Classic design with state of the art engineering! awesome drums! is that a chad smith Pearl snare I see there. How do you like it?


That's actually a Brady jarrah ply snare drum. Brady makes (or made) excellent snare drums.... nice crack, sensitive, great ghost notes... it is a great snare!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:15 PM
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great kit!

May i ask, how does having a coated powerstroke III as a resonant on the bass drum effect the bass drums sound? If it done the drum justice id consider it on my kit just for the aesthetic appeal i think it brings to your kit!
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:12 PM
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Very nice indeed. Who painted the bass reso head?
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:10 PM
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Seriously beautiful. Designers feel and sound great...and they look classy.
THe sizes are killer, just like the whole kit!

How much was it for you? Did Designer drums get more expencive since they are discontinued?

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:40 PM
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Lovely kit, and you don't regret getting rid of the Delites?
Sonehow reminds me of Pete Erskine's setup, when he was playing Yamaha. (I know that's not a Yamaha!) Just reminds me of it, maybe it's the toms and their angles.

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Old 11-06-2007, 12:15 AM
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Very nice indeed. Who painted the bass reso head?

It's actually a decal. I bought it off of ebay. It comes as a square, then you peel the back off, stick it on the head and rub on the letters thoroughly. Then you peel the top layer off and it leaves the letters on the head. Really easy! This logo is supposed to be an old 60's retro logo. I thought it would look pretty good on this kit with the coated head.
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great kit!

May i ask, how does having a coated powerstroke III as a resonant on the bass drum effect the bass drums sound? If it done the drum justice id consider it on my kit just for the aesthetic appeal i think it brings to your kit!
Based on what I can tell so far, it kills overtones and makes it more punchy. Granted I haven't tuned it a ton yet, but compared to the smooth white ambassador that was on there, it definitely toned down the overtones a bit.
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Seriously beautiful. Designers feel and sound great...and they look classy.
THe sizes are killer, just like the whole kit!

How much was it for you? Did Designer drums get more expencive since they are discontinued?

Perfect.

Karl

Thanks Karl. I got a great deal of around $2000 shipped. Designers have been selling at fairly low prices of late, but that may change in the future since they are discontinued. That is why I wanted to jump on one now, even though I had to sell my delites.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:30 AM
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that finish rules, i have quite the soft spot for green...
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:47 AM
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Congrats on a great buy. I have the 14x8 Designer snare from that set and was tempted to pull the trigger on the rest of it if it only had a 20" bass drum. The color is very nice and I hope you enjoy em.

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