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Old 06-18-2006, 04:29 AM
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hello everybody,

i've been reading on the forum for a while now, and it's about time i participate and do my share of the writing. that's what a forum is all about isn't it?

so, my first post should be my sonor stained green designer maple light shell kit. needless to say, i absolutely love this kit to death and i'll play it until i lose my arms and legs in some weird accident.







here are the specs:

22x22" bassdrum
14x4" snare
14x4" snare (gretch renown maple)
8x8" tom
10x8" tom
12x10" tom
14x12" floor tom
16x14" floor tom
skins: remo coated ambassador (batter skin), remo clear ambassador (resonant skin)

zildjian 10" zil-bel
zildjian 15" avedis mastersound hihat
zildjian 16" avedis medium crash
zildjian 18" avedis rock crash
zildjian 20" scinitar ride
zildjian 20" Z custom china boy

paiste 8" chime
paiste 10" alpha splash
paiste 14" alpha hihat

sabian 10" B8 splash
sabian 16" crash
sabian 16" HH dark crash
sabian 22" ride

hardware: mostly sonor, but i have some adams/pearl stands and seats as well.

iron cobra double bass drum pedal and a pearl single pedal

and all the hardcases to transport this monster!

btw: not everything is pictured, this is just a pic of my current set up. i even like to play with my sonor as a four piece kit and 1 or 2 crashes from time to time, keeps you creative!

i hope you'll like it, now go and play yours!

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Old 06-18-2006, 04:50 AM
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Do you think that sonar mounting system is just a little much? I know its fully adjustable.... but I wish sonar could've found a more minimal way to mount toms...But other than that excellent kit. Brilliant cymbal choices, and the hand tune bass drum lugs are a brilliant idea on sonars part.
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:54 AM
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It's a wonderful kit Wim ! ( the tom mounting system is not my liking though It's too much obstrusive ) Look like a very confy setup...

You have great gears all around !

How tall it bring the hardcase tower ?

Keep rollin' dude & wish you warm welcome !

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Old 06-18-2006, 05:08 AM
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hey you guys, thanks!

i do like the tom mounting system a lot, but i must admit, it wasn't my cup of tea when i started experimenting with it. but once you get the hang of it, that mounting system is really sweet and above all, it's more than decent! it takes me no time now to mount my toms and change their position and flexibility. and yes, thank god for those hand tune bass drum lugs.

cheerio!

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Old 06-18-2006, 06:19 AM
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beautiful drums man a love sonor !!!!!
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:05 PM
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO NICE WONDERFULL GOERGOUS, i have sonor also, but only the force series 2003 - but they are maple and sound amazing, I wish one day I could have set like yours, it is really beautyfull :)
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:49 PM
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very nice kit, I played a few times on delite and designers, and they sound amazing. I just dislike the tom mounting system that's a bit big and silvered for my eyes..

radeq> force 2003 are birch aren't they? just the new force 3005 that re mapple made of.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:28 PM
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lursh set man!!! luving that kit!!! looks awsome 2 play :D:D
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:03 PM
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Nice setup...I would hardly change a thing!

Not so sure I like all that metal mounting stuff though...
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:27 PM
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beautiful set i really like the finish on it
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:10 PM
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very nice kit, I played a few times on delite and designers, and they sound amazing. I just dislike the tom mounting system that's a bit big and silvered for my eyes..

radeq> force 2003 are birch aren't they? just the new force 3005 that re mapple made of.
nope - the 2003 are the combination of maple and basswood, but already the 2005 are fully birch
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:51 PM
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that kit is beutiful!
i just love your double lugs!!!
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Old 06-18-2006, 06:53 PM
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Prachtige drum Wim, precies de manier waarop ik hem zou opstellen =). En hiermee irect ook nog een belg meer op het forum. Ons aantal neemt toe =)
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:33 PM
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I love your kit... Beautiful color, hardware, cymbals... Nice set man...
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:19 PM
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When I picture my dream drums. It's a Sonor Designer Series, a seven piece. In exactly that finish. Maybe with a different cymbal selection, but I wouldn't change ANY aspect other than that. You own one of my dream kits. Willing to trade for a 5 piece Tamburo Ash? ;-)
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:23 PM
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nope - the 2003 are the combination of maple and basswood, but already the 2005 are fully birch
Nope... the 3003 are a combination of maple and basswood. The 2003 are a combination of birch and basswood. Work with the continiuty and you see that the 3005 are full maple whereas the 2005 are full birch. Not that it actually makes much of a difference in sound.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:07 AM
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Steve Smith fan?
Nice looking kit!
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:18 AM
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Ahhh ... green maple high end kits ... I have a thing for them!

question ... what kind of maple is the outer ply?
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:45 PM
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thanks for the kind words and the warm welcome everybody!

yes, i am in fact a steve smith fan, who isn't that knows how to play a drum?

i'm not sure if i want to trade it for a 5 piece Tamburo Ash Mediocrefunkybeat, i'm gonna need to think about it for a while! :)

some technical stuff:

maple light (floor) toms and snare are 9 layers (3 layers and 3 plys) in total with a 6.3 mm thickness and the bassdrum is 12 layers (4 layers and 3 plys) with 8.4 mm thickness, i can't tell you exactly which layer the outher ply is.

take the best of care everybody, keep on drumming!
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:52 PM
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Excellent kit in an even more excellent colour!!!

Wicked cymbal collection too.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:30 PM
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wow Titansound:

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Nice, nice drums. Not quite my ideal - the cymbal set is a bit lacking in darker tones for my tastes, and I'd rather have shallower toms personally - can't stand the whole high-toms thing, I'm too lazy to move my arms. But I'll wager it sounds absolutely stunning, and while that big central post on the bass drum is super-ugly I actually like the rather heavy-duty long-lug look of the Sonor mounting system aside from that.
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:10 PM
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Well, there goes my jaw... smooth kit..
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:35 PM
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Sweet looking kit you got there, love the finish, love all the hardware, looks really solid, MMmm shiney, DOH!! does it sound as meaty as it looks? that would probably be the kit to sway me away from pearl (sshhhhh I didn't just say that)
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:07 PM
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thanks a bunch you guys.

the big central post on the bass drum might the be most "ugly" thing on a sonor designer, i agree with you. nevertheless, some people told me they think it's goodlooking/cool, it's a matter of taste. when i'm playing with less toms (with my band, when i'm giving drumlessons, ...), i always remove that post, it's pretty easy to remove and put it back again.

ooh and yes, it sounds as least good as it looks, i would say even better! :)
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:24 PM
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I like the "industrial" look the hardware gives. Solid kit for solid playing! I would have to say this kit is probably the finest I have ever seen.
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:32 PM
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i can definitly agree, this kit IS solid. it has been through some hard banging and thanks to the tune-safe system it still sounds impeccable. no matter if you play it hard, normal or soft, it really gives you a nice and comfortable feel. i don't know how to say this, but you can adjust "the stiffness of the tom on the stands" as well. you can choose how flexible you want them to be. man... i love this kit!
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:12 AM
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i tried to take some pictures of the stained green finish, but it's extremely hard to do it justice. here's what i got, hope you all like it:



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Old 06-21-2006, 02:14 AM
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Oh my. Oh my oh my oh my. That's probably my favourite finish I have ever seen. Bar none.
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:15 AM
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wow thats a unique finish. ive never seen it b4, looks great.
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:28 AM
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I really do think I'm goiing to have to get saving up for one of these babies, can't stop looking at it ... ... ... ...
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:42 AM
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Very impressive. I am so jealous. I bet those sound friggin awesome. Can you post a close up of the BD hand lugs. I have never seen them before. Did you buy it as a 4 piece and add on or as a whole? How much if you don't mind me asking? Actually may want one of these when I upgrade instead of the Green Ludwig. Will have to listen to both and see how close they are $$ wise.

Very nice man enjoy those babies.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:15 AM
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here you go nhzoso, a picture of the BD hand lugs. i don't how i managed all those years without them!



i bought the whole kit at once, if you want to know how much you'll pay for yours (if you plan on buying one), i suggest you visit www.sonor.com. have a good look at their catalogue, decide what kind of wood you want, what sizes, which hardware, which finish etc... and you can do the math for yourself! i can tell you, a sonor designer is not cheap, but it's more than worth the money.

hope i helped you out, take care.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:07 AM
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Good thing, you know, that that's not MY DREAM SET!!!!!!!

It...is...absolutely STUNNING in every aspect. I think all the hardware looks amazing, it sets off a different feel...like TitanSound said, an 'industrial look.' I don't think anything on it is ugly. If anything it's just...a step into the future for drums. It's really genius. I'm pretty sure this thread has set me on what set i'm getting next, regardless of the (more than substantial) price.
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I think I just shat out my army of anal dwelling ninja but monkeys and had a bloody heart attack at the same time, just priced up the shells on their own and that came to 3,500 ... just the shells... think my next kit can stay in my head, for a very long time haha
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:43 PM
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WOW!!!! Those are the nicest drums I have ever seen, I love the finish. At my local drum shop they had a Designer set up and it sounded fantastic, I'm sure yours sounds just as good. Isn't Sonor the best made drums? I love mine and it's only a Force 2003
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...show-off

Nice galvanized, man-cases for your drums. Need some of those...
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:50 PM
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haha, if i was a show-off i wouldn't try to help other people out in this topic. but i have to say, those first 3 pictures are kinda funny yep.

man-cases for drums, they kick ass!
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:14 PM
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Your setup looks like the setup of Gavin Harrison! Awesome!
Nice very nice finish.
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i hear these things are BRICKS when it comes to their travel ablity. although they sound beast and look even better! congratz!.
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