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Old 11-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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Here's a 1964 Sonor kit I just aquired, it's in a Wine Marble finish. The shells are 3ply beechwood with maple reinforcement hoops.
8x13,15x16,14x20
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:18 PM
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Another sweet kit you have there. I didn't realize Sonor went back into the 1960s..
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:22 PM
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Wow thats a really nice set. I love the finish. I didnt know that Sonor was that old either. Cool
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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Actually, Sonor is well over a 100 years old.

Sonor (Pronounced: SO-noor) is a German percussion manufacturer. Founded in 1875 as a percussion manufacturer,[1] Sonor drum sets and hardware are historically known for being constructed in a very durable, and therefore, unusually heavy manner (older models). One of the oldest existing models of drums manufactured by Sonor is a 1942 Johannes Link Parade Snare, a very heavy snare drum with an aluminum shell and thick tension rods.[2] Sonor drums historically had a reputation for being very expensive, and were well respected by many studios and professional musicians; although their current models span the range from beginner to professional. In the 1980s, Sonor's tagline was "The Rolls of drums". This was an allusion to the perfectionist (and expensive) way they constructed their drum shells. They made very thick (13mm) and heavy shells that were beech wood, with an innermost and outermost ply of furniture-grade veneers, such as rosewood and bubinga. Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden was one of the most prominent Sonor artists of the 80's, along with Steve Smith of Journey, Phil Rudd of AC/DC, and jazz legend Jack DeJohnette.

Sonor is the inventor of the modern screw thread drum-construction that laid the foundation for today's modern drum set, and the inventor of the metal snare drum. Both were invented in the early 20th century.[3] William F. Ludwig got this idea in his early years back in Germany from Sonor and began to use it later in Chicago. [3]
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:43 PM
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Actually, Sonor is well over a 100 years old, I believe they are the oldest drum company.
I think your right. With Gretsch at a close second.

Sonor - 1875.
Gretsch 1883.... from Wikipedia.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:20 PM
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I didn't realize that offset lugs went back that far... and die cast hoops... ima nub
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:39 PM
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Sonor was ahead of it's time.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:46 PM
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Was that kit just on ebay?? It almost looks like the Root Beer finish also, very nice set and those lugs are a beautiful design. I can't remember what they sound (beech) like, I played a nice set of those in the early 70s for a summer and enjoyed them. A buddy let me use a kit after my trailer was robbed with my Slingerlands in it along with a complete set up. I remember the kick being solid (14x22) but can't think of the overall tone. Best of luck thats a beauty. Doc
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:54 PM
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Actually the oldest is Caveman Carl's one piece, single ply, burnt interior, log special. In business since 1200 BC. Carl also made dugout canoes, and sold bait.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:37 AM
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Sonor is the oldest "modern" drum manufacturer. The oldest drum maker is a Japanese taiko drum manufacturer that dates circa 600 AD.

As for this kit? I am in love. Such a gorgeous kit! So nice to see a finish Sonor is using again today in their Accent series.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:54 AM
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Sorry wy, this is a wrap finish. The ascent drums all feature sparkles or veneers...

BBB's Sonor's finish is close to the old Ruby Strata used on Ludwig Standards. It is an acetate finish made by combining the colored acetate in a large melting pot. Then stirring it, which gives it the stripes/streaks. Then letting it cool in a big block form. Once cool, they shave thin layers off to use for wraps. The blocks are also cut for eyeglasses...
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:00 PM
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nevertheless, same result.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:36 PM
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Great Teardrop score, beautiful kit, super lightweight and easy to haul. I love my 1965 3 ply Sonor Teardrop kit.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:44 PM
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....stunning, can't wait to hear it/see a video of it....and mostly curious how you play it while sitting in a cat crib ;)
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:48 PM
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I love em, The lugs are my fav.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:25 PM
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That is one beautiful kit you have there Stix.
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congrats! you must be stoked! how do you like the sound?
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:28 AM
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I love them, this is my first vintage Sonor kit and they look and sound great, thanks.
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I didn't realize that offset lugs went back that far... and die cast hoops... ima nub
Gretsch invented die cast hoops back in the 30's or 40's I think.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:12 AM
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Here's some new pics of the kit with cymbals, thanks.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:22 AM
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That's a beautiful older Sonor kit! I'm into Sonor drums! I have a 4 pc. Sonor Hilite series Red Maple finish kit and a 5 pc. Sonor S-Classix kit in the Walnut Root finish! Love them drums.
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Actually the oldest is Caveman Carl's one piece, single ply, burnt interior, log special. In business since 1200 BC. Carl also made dugout canoes, and sold bait.
OH my GOSH,....GD! when I saw this pic I almost pee'd my self!
It looks to me like he's getting friendly with,well............ a sheep!
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:30 PM
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Nice find btw, Boney,........................
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