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Old 01-30-2015, 03:18 AM
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Default Sonor Designer - Its been a while so here's a few more pics

Its been nearly ten years now since I had this kit made, and although Ive gigged it regularly, Ive always kept it in as prestige a condition as possible

I took a few shots of it last night (will use a tripod next time!) and thought Id share with those I know will appreciate them too :)


















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Old 01-30-2015, 10:03 AM
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...beautiful drums...do your designer maple light shells have reinforcement rings?...the original designers (circa mid-90s to early 2000s) did not have that option...sound?...
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:20 AM
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Beautiful kit! You've kept them looking showroom new! I'm impressed.

When these drums came out, I was lucky enough to meet the president of Sonor who came to Hollywood to visit Pro Drum while I was there picking up a custom bass drum Stan built for me. He liked it and proceeded to show me this new Designer series. Stunning drums and engineering with a price tag that would just keep me away. You have a very nice kit there!
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:06 AM
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Great drums, & their condition is a credit to you :)
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:43 PM
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Matt, was that Horst Link?

I met him when he and Deen Castronovo toured here to promote the release of the Designer series in, oooh it would have been around 93, I think.

I also was lucky enough to spend some time with Karl Heinz Menzel when he came here to launch the SQ2 series. I took him to my house to see the kit, and he said he remembered seeing it being built. We had coffee and he fell in love with my cat.

True story :)
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:45 PM
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Very beautiful drums. That finish is unreal.

What are the tom sizes?
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:01 PM
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Heya Gertz,

Tom sizes:
8x10
9x12
14x14F
16x16F

kick 18x22
snare 14x5
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:37 PM
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Matt, was that Horst Link?

I met him when he and Deen Castronovo toured here to promote the release of the Designer series in, oooh it would have been around 93, I think.

I also was lucky enough to spend some time with Karl Heinz Menzel when he came here to launch the SQ2 series. I took him to my house to see the kit, and he said he remembered seeing it being built. We had coffee and he fell in love with my cat.

True story :)
I think I met Karl. He gave me his card and said if I was ever in his neck of the woods to call him and he'd give me a tour of the factory. I've yet to make it to Europe!
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:47 AM
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Whouaaa love the finish ! The vertical grain helps a lot for it
The lugs are very great too
I keep on prefering the global hardware on Designer series over SQ2

Nice kit man !
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:11 PM
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Remember when you first got these. Impressive now as they were then.

I miss the Designer, always thought they were cooler than the SQ2.
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I love everything about this kit, that would be a keeper in my stable of kits.
I especially like those bass drum tensioners, very slick. Wouldn't mind finding some sets of those, I bet buying from them through Sonor I would need some financing though. Great design concept though since normally you don't need huge torque to tune a bass drum, and there is always something in the way of the traditional T-rods when tuning, either a pedal of a tom.
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