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Old 06-22-2006, 04:54 PM
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thanks guys,

man these things aren't bricks, they are HOUSES! it's true, it's heavy stuff to carry around. worst thing about all this, i have to carry them up and down a set of stupid stairs at least once a week! good thing is, it saves me a lot of gym-money.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:24 PM
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Are those omi-tune lugs? But incorpoarated into a design with hand lugs? If it is.

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:21 PM
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Are those omi-tune lugs? But incorpoarated into a design with hand lugs? If it is.

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i have no idea what omi-tune lugs are? help me out here please.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:23 PM
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Omni-Tune lugs tune both heads. Tama used to use them, and are starting to again. The famous Gladstone snare drum did too, but I don't think Sonor use them.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:27 PM
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thanks Mediocrefunkybeat,

nope sonor doesn't use them, well at least not on the designer series. if they would use it, they would probably use it on the designer or delite for sure.
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:03 PM
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Beauty, just pure beauty. A designer will be my next kit...oh yes, it will be.
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:37 PM
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I play sonor and i love them too. My next kit will prob be a desighner or dare i say SQ2. Money though man those SQ2 are deer. It showed me in AUD as well. Gulp. I was about 98% sure Sonor didn't have omin-tune lugs but i thought that they may have just brought them in or sumthing. But hand lugs thats cool. Is it like that on the toms too? I think i would rather the old way using a key though. 1/4 turn with a key is easy, do an exact 90 degree with ur wrist.
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:10 PM
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hey Latin Groover

nope, the hand lugs are only on the bassdrum. i got to check out that SQ2 kit! i've been hearing a lot of good things about them. and man, the sonor designer X-RAY.... damn that's yummy stuff!!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:19 PM
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So how do u like the hand lugs. It would make it easier to turn, but id rather a key, more presice.
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:09 PM
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i disagree with you there, if you ever see a designer somewhere, just try to turn those hand lugs. it IS very easy and precise, at least as precise as turning with a key IMHO. all designer lugs (toms, snare, bassdrum) are equipped with a tune-safe-system. once you got the sound you want, the designer keeps it that way, it's really easy to tune the kit like that. i'd say, try it out somehwere if you see one!

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Old 06-25-2006, 12:01 PM
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i disagree with you there, if you ever see a designer somewhere, just try to turn those hand lugs. it IS very easy and precise, at least as precise as turning with a key IMHO. all designer lugs (toms, snare, bassdrum) are equipped with a tune-safe-system. once you got the sound you want, the designer keeps it that way, it's really easy to tune the kit like that. i'd say, try it out somehwere if you see one!

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So with each minute turn does it click or do u feel a sort of click, cause yea actually i agree that would be quicker and eaiser. Just count the clicks.
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Old 06-26-2006, 05:33 PM
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nope, there's no click or anything. really, you should just try it out for yourself, it's incredibly accurate and precise and so amazingly easy.
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Old 06-26-2006, 05:43 PM
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hmmm. I still have my accurecy doubts
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:15 PM
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hmmm. I still have my accurecy doubts
Doubts Smoubts. The accuracy is there. And even more so with the tune safe. How many kits have you owned with wing bolts for the tension rods on the bass drum? Well it's the same thing only you don't have those big bulky wings pointing every which way. This is just a neater way of having the bass drum look cleaner. And if you haven't noticed. Everything on these drums is designed to mimmic the Sonor Logo. The lugs, bass drum spurs, bass drum tension bolts. Go ahead, take a look. It's all about the mallets..........
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:20 PM
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Doubts Smoubts. The accuracy is there. And even more so with the tune safe. How many kits have you owned with wing bolts for the tension rods on the bass drum? Well it's the same thing only you don't have those big bulky wings pointing every which way. This is just a neater way of having the bass drum look cleaner. And if you haven't noticed. Everything on these drums is designed to mimmic the Sonor Logo. The lugs, bass drum spurs, bass drum tension bolts. Go ahead, take a look. It's all about the mallets..........
Yea i already knew that. I also am a sonor drummer. But the idea that i have in my head about these lugs must be very different cause u say its great. If they where wingnuts on the end i get that thats great, deosnt look to great but you can tell if ur turning it 90 degrees etc. With circles you cant tell, unless they had a click which they dont. But im must be missing sumthing cause otherwise i would understand. Oh well ill just have to drag myself to go and play one at my local drum shop. What a chore.
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:53 PM
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Yea i already knew that. I also am a sonor drummer. But the idea that i have in my head about these lugs must be very different cause u say its great. If they where wingnuts on the end i get that thats great, deosnt look to great but you can tell if ur turning it 90 degrees etc. With circles you cant tell, unless they had a click which they dont. But im must be missing sumthing cause otherwise i would understand. Oh well ill just have to drag myself to go and play one at my local drum shop. What a chore.

I seriously doubt it would be a chore my friend. As far as being able to tell how far you've turned the knob, C'mon.......You can't tell if you turned something a quarter, half, three quarters, or a full revolution. Myself, I use a drum dial at first to get everything close to where it needs to be, then I "tweak" by ear.And The knobs on the bass drum really are very nice to work with. Much easier then a wing or a key.
Be careful when going to check out a Designer kit..................Bring a checkbook. You'll be hooked!!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:08 PM
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Be careful when going to check out a Designer kit..................Bring a checkbook. You'll be hooked!!!!!!
AMEN to that! (and make sure you have some money on that checkbook)
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:15 PM
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I was sort of joking back there. I want to get either a Designer or a SQ2 for my next kit, but the $$$. So ill prob get a delite or desinger . I just luv sonor.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:04 PM
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i didn't hear a SQ2 so far, but they look great. it's going to be hard to sound better than a designer. i'm curious if they do!

i played some delites myself, and they are good solid kits, you can't go wrong with them. hell, even the S class pro are really decent drums.

sonor, one of the good german things!
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:20 PM
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Every time I see a Sonor designers drum set my reaction is:'' OH MY GOOD!!!!!''

I had a chance to play a designers set once and it was absoultely the best I've ever played/heared, I thought I was dead and in heaven.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:09 AM
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Dude, who are you? My twin?! hahaha! That's my dream set up! Exactly even down to hardware!
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:59 PM
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Lovely kit, man! I love the Sonor Designers, they are awesome!

I love your finish, allmost the same as mine (yours look a bit better though) Green maples for everyone!
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:06 PM
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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!

Wim.

Wow!, really cool! keep groovinŽ
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:24 AM
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I have never seen that color finish on a Sonor before! That is an elegant finish, and a very nice backdrop for a photo! The sunlight really brings out the color. That kit is amazing! I hope you are in the gallery at www.sonormuseum.com.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:48 AM
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Thats an awesome kit, I love it..absolutely beautiful. Not as beautiful as neurotica but close.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:42 AM
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I have so much gear-envy right now that even a heavy prescription of cowbell can't fix.

But seriously, that kit is gorgeous. My concept of my dream kit has just been altered a bit, thanks to you.

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Old 11-01-2006, 03:39 AM
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Wim - amazing kit! I am also a Designer owener (I have the Vintage Maple shelled version myself) and I wouldnt part with it for anything!

For your info, the top veneer you have is birdseye maple, which is then stained and lacquered.

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i didn't hear a SQ2 so far, but they look great. it's going to be hard to sound better than a designer. i'm curious if they do!
They needed to upgrade the Designer Series, because its been around since 1992 (if Im correct) very few changes since then. The SQ2 is replacing the Designer. It will still give as good a sound as Designer, but with slightly modified components and more construction choices and finish options.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:54 AM
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WOW What a great set ,the Sonor Designer series are amazing . i like the set up and the finish... but ' i don't like the hardware ... the toms \ floors mounts.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:19 AM
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thanks guys!

DamoSyzygy, you've had the change to play one of them SQ2 kits? and if anybody has ever played a X-ray designer/SQ2, i'm dying to know how they play/sound!

take the best of care, keep on groovin'!
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:31 AM
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Actually (youre gonna hate me for this!) I played the SQ2 made for Jojo Mayer when he toured here in promotion of the SQ2. They do sound amazing. Personally for me, Id still prefer a Designer over them though - There are a few things theyve altered which were (in my opinion) better the way they were.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:33 AM
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DamoSyzygy, that's awesome! Jojo is wonderful musician, cool that you got the change to play his kit. unity!

yeah, i've been reading a lot about the SQ2, and there seem to be some things that didn't change for the best. i'm sure i'm going to keep this set for the rest of my life, no SQ2 can ever change that.

by the way, i've been hearing here and there that sonor will stop selling designers with SQ2 on the rise. but it's pretty hard to believe. anyone?

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:29 PM
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:46 AM
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SQ2 is replacing the Designer series, and I believe after this year you will not be able to order Sonor Designers anymore. They are to be completely phased out.

As far as add-on components and replacement parts for Deisgner, Sonor will still make them for at least another 2 years.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:44 PM
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thanks Damo, that's good to know because i think i'm going to order some extra designer hardware (even if i'm pretty sure that this hardware will actually last a lifetime). too bad sonor will stop making that. i've heard that the hardware is the biggest "problem" with the SQ2.

anyway, designers have been around since 1994 if i'm not mistaken, that is time enough to get your hands on one!

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Old 12-29-2006, 04:02 PM
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since this has been my set up for about half a year now, i decided to take some pics and share them with you guys. especially for those "big central post tom-mounting thing-haters" hehe. just the 10" tom and the 14" floor.

cymbals are:
zildjian 15" avedis mastersound hihat
zildjian 16" avedis medium crash
zildjian 18" avedis medium ride







check this green out! FUGLY !



i'm still saving for some Zildjian K Constantinople cymbals but in the mean time, i'm really satisfied with these cymbals. they are light enough for jazzy stuff and still good for the obliged heavy banging once in a while.

thanks for watching and take the best of care y'all!
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I have checked out the SQ2, Delite and S Classix, and I love the Designer. My designer snares are incredible. I will own a Designer within the month.

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