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Old 01-28-2008, 03:25 AM
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Default Mid-late 1960's Sonor bop kit

Hello all, I recently bought this kit for ~800$ canadian. What a steal! It was professionally re-wrapped by the previous owner, who kept it in great condition. I believe it is from 1967 and is 6 ply beech with no air vents and (new) die cast hoops = pure vintage tone. Sizes are 8x12, 14x14, 16x18 with a yamaha stage custom snare that sticks out like a sore thumb (eventually, when funds permit, i will buy a maple stave 5 x 14 snare). Coated ambassadors all around. I love this kit.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:40 AM
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Very nice! I love teardrop Sonors
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:44 AM
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Oh very nice!

Any plans to get a worthy snare? :)
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:49 AM
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Oh very nice!

Any plans to get a worthy snare? :)
As I said in my first post, when the funds permit I plan on buying a 5x14 maple stave snare (Im a broke 18 year old). Also, eventually I'd like to get some hand-hammered cymbals, along with some flat base hardware for aesthetic purposes since heavy duty DW hardware looks stupid next to a vintage bop kit.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:57 AM
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That is SWEET! How hard or easy is it to tune these babies ?
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:57 AM
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That's a pretty sweet buy. Plan to post any recordings?
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:05 AM
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That is SWEET! How hard or easy is it to tune these babies ?
Incredibly easy to tune, all drums are in round, bearing edges are great as are the interiors. Very resonant drums.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:11 AM
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As I said in my first post, when the funds permit I plan on buying a 5x14 maple stave snare (Im a broke 18 year old). Also, eventually I'd like to get some hand-hammered cymbals, along with some flat base hardware for aesthetic purposes since heavy duty DW hardware looks stupid next to a vintage bop kit.
Oh I didn't see that.

Well if you get flat based hardware, go with Gibraltar 8600. It's cheaper, just as durable and to me it looks more vintage.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:13 AM
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Very nice kit and set up. It's nice to see a single pedal for a change.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:25 AM
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Very nice kit and set up. It's nice to see a single pedal for a change.
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Oh I didn't see that.

Well if you get flat based hardware, go with Gibraltar 8600. It's cheaper, just as durable and to me it looks more vintage.
Yeah I'd definitely go with gibraltar over the dw stuff.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:46 AM
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beautiful kit man!!! i love sonor!!!
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very nice!!! put some new heads on those puppies...some Fiberskins might work nicely
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:18 PM
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Wow, that`s one of the most beautiful vintage kits I`ve seen till now...just wow.
The later 6 ply beech version...what a deal for this beauty!

I didn`t know Sonor made small-sized drums in the teardrop line.
Are you able to record a sound clip for us maybe?

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:16 PM
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i cut myself on one of your lugs
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:13 PM
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Wow, that`s one of the most beautiful vintage kits I`ve seen till now...just wow.
The later 6 ply beech version...what a deal for this beauty!

I didn`t know Sonor made small-sized drums in the teardrop line.
Are you able to record a sound clip for us maybe?

Karl
Yeah, I've never seen an 18 bass drum with teardrop lugs either! Here's two recordings I used for a screening tape for the Shulich School of Music (dont mind the wacky eq' or the fact that the drums are low in the mix). I'll try and get around to recording some better clips of the toms and bass drum.

http://media.putfile.com/Med-Swing-Track

http://media.putfile.com/Lame-Backing-Track-Bossa

Thanks everyone for the feedback!
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never seen a 9-lug kick drum before...

that's an amazing kit! Exactly what I'm looking for right now...
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Good lord, I'm drooling.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:02 AM
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Yeah, I've never seen an 18 bass drum with teardrop lugs either! Here's two recordings I used for a screening tape for the Shulich School of Music (dont mind the wacky eq' or the fact that the drums are low in the mix). I'll try and get around to recording some better clips of the toms and bass drum.

http://media.putfile.com/Med-Swing-Track

http://media.putfile.com/Lame-Backing-Track-Bossa

Thanks everyone for the feedback!
Thanks so much for the sound clips! Unfortunatly you hardly use the toms on these tunes...Im curious how those sound. Anyway, I enjoyed the recordings.
So you also recorded "Last Week" from John Riley`s book...I really like this tune and recorded it as well! =) www.myspace.com/karldegenhardt

Thanks again, the snare drum sounds nice`nfat!

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:33 AM
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the kit is a true beauty! I love the tear drops, as well!
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:47 AM
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Thanks so much for the sound clips! Unfortunatly you hardly use the toms on these tunes...Im curious how those sound. Anyway, I enjoyed the recordings.
So you also recorded "Last Week" from John Riley`s book...I really like this tune and recorded it as well! =) www.myspace.com/karldegenhardt

Thanks again, the snare drum sounds nice`nfat!

Karl
Yeah its a great tune. I like your version as well, sounds good man!

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