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Old 09-12-2008, 12:48 AM
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This was posted at the Sonor Museum Forum. I thought I would share. Not mine, just sharing.

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Gee whiz aren't they beautiful? 22x18 BD's-8x8-10x10-14x16-16x18 Heavy beech on the BD's and toms, Medium beech on the floors. Bubinga out, Ebony in (I sweated this one until I saw how well they get along) I will post more pics when I set them up in their glory. Thanks to Shane @ The Drum Shop Portland Maine, for hooking this up and making it happen for me, use him for Sonor orders, you wont be sorry.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:51 AM
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They're amazing, heck even the boxes they come in are pretty sweet. If only i had some money.
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Sandman beat me. I was going to say the drums are beautiful and the boxes look better than some drums I have seen. I think those are my favorite drums at the moment. Please don't tell my Gretsch.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:17 AM
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Sandman beat me. I was going to say the drums are beautiful and the boxes look better than some drums I have see. I think those are my favorite drums at the moment. Please don't tell my Gretsch.
Oh so that's how you're supposed to ship Sonors. Now I see what the problem was with my set.

Those drums are seriously beautiful.
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I would pay whatever to have that set shipped one drum to a box.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:58 AM
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wow!
my fave drums at the moment,
just like thomas haakes set :)
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:20 AM
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Don't know how I missed these at the Sonor Museum....
Very daring combination of Bubinga/Ebony. Not sure I'm feeling that look. I'm a little puzzled by the sizes, too. But then, who am I to talk?
They are the highest quality drums, regardless of aesthetic choice. They must sound amazing, and that dude in the picture looks STOKED.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:26 AM
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Dang! Practically orgasmic!!!! I love the natural wood finishes, and Sonor is top quality. Gorgeous Kit, which I know you will enjoy for years to come. Buying new cymbals too or have you already a stash? You will have to make a recording so we can enjoy hearing those babies sing. Are you going to change the heads? Well now you have baited us we have to see it set up with you sitting proudly upon your new stallion.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:37 PM
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Shane down in Portland strikes again. LOL, Love that guy. That is indeed a stunning set.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:47 PM
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Again we have the brilliant chance to look at an outstanding SQ2.
I simply love those Sonors. They`ve such a unique sound character...oh I see, I tend to repeat myself regarding that. :-)
It was just such an incredible experience when I tried some.

Really nice choice!

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where's the matching snare? ;-)
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wow, those are some deep floortoms...
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:55 PM
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Everytime I look at Sonor Bubinga's, it reaffirms my desire to own a set. They are truly a work of art.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:56 PM
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Wow. You could serve dinner on those to the in laws. How long did it take from order to in your house.
Congrats.....wonderful kit.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:40 PM
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The 2nd nicest SQ2 I've seen on the forum! Really like the finish, wish they got misdelivered to my door.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:18 AM
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which one did you like more? I am curious.
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I love those boxes. When somebody died and gave a huge donation to our schools band, we got 2 sonor force 3007s and some other stuff, but now I'm starting to get angry because they came in square boxes and I want to see those in person. such pretty pretty boxes
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:03 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, that inner "veneer" looks to be an actual ply, like Sonor used to really go on about.

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Old 09-16-2008, 07:27 PM
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Awesome looking. Any chance of seeing the kit setup?
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:33 PM
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That finish is just too awesome.

I have never actually heard Beech drums in person.....

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:05 AM
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which one did you like more? I am curious.
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28488

There is a picture of the kit as a five piece if I'm not mistaken but I couldn't find it. That's my favourite, just the right tom sizes and nice finish.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:44 PM
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wow, those are some deep floortoms...

Yep! The only company that goes deeper than their diameter. Look again folks...those are 14" and 16" floor toms, ....16" and 18" inches deep respectively! GOT to love that!!

On a sour note,....too bad he just didn't order something he created (size-wise) ...isn't that a Danny Carey copy?
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Cool drums.

I personally would not go thinner to the floor toms. Usually drum companies choose other way around to get a more melodic sound in small diameters with thinner shells and a big punch sound on the floor toms with the tick ones. anyway... right on..
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They must sound amazing, and that dude in the picture looks STOKED.
Sure does. If by STOKED you mean STONED:-) Anybody else getting the Jason Mewes vibe here?

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They're amazing, heck even the boxes they come in are pretty sweet. If only i had some money.
My understanding is that he bought the boxes for $9000, the drums came free. Just another crafty marketing gimmick.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:38 PM
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Cool drums.

I personally would not go thinner to the floor toms. Usually drum companies choose other way around to get a more melodic sound in small diameters with thinner shells and a big punch sound on the floor toms with the tick ones. anyway... right on..
Ya and that's a shame, if you've never heard floors in these sizes you don't know what your missing...maybe more compaines should follow a REAL manuf. lead. Just my .02
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I love the fact Sonor produces a wider range of drum depths which makes Sonor sound so unique along their vertical laminating shell construction.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:50 AM
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Just like the good old days! Like the signature series from days gone by. The heavy shells and all...but with an exception: the new suspension mounts really must make those drums sing better than the originals. I have read comments on the Sonor museum like "The finest sounding shells Sonor has made to date" and similar comments.

I am checking out *every* music/drum shop in the Seattle area this weekend. I hope one of them has a heavy sq2 in stock so that I can hear it.
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Everytime I look at Sonor Bubinga's, it reaffirms my desire to own a set. They are truly a work of art.
I'm with you. Sonor SQ2 is at the top of my dream list.
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Everytime I look at Sonor Bubinga's, it reaffirms my desire to own a set. They are truly a work of art.
I'm with you. Sonor SQ2 is at the top of my dream list.
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Just like the good old days! Like the signature series from days gone by. The heavy shells and all...but with an exception: the new suspension mounts really must make those drums sing better than the originals. I have read comments on the Sonor museum like "The finest sounding shells Sonor has made to date" and similar comments.

I am checking out *every* music/drum shop in the Seattle area this weekend. I hope one of them has a heavy sq2 in stock so that I can hear it.
I have a large Signature kit Thick 12mm Beech, and a Designer Five Star Kit Thin 6.7mm Maple.

One 14x14 Signature tom is on a snare stand. I have two of these drums. Both sound two octaves lower on the snare stand vs the Signature mounts. I am going to put my other toms on RIMS. I do not like the look of RIMS, but they will give the drums an even lower fundamental and a bit more resonance if you can believe that, as they sound like a tymphani now, LOL. Some forum Sonor members have done this on their older Link era kits and find that it does make them even better. For my ears and everyone else, on a snare stand, big difference. Maybe go John Bonham for every tom, LOL.....Can you see an 8x8 tom mounted on a snare stand?
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The Five Star kit does sing in a different way then the Link era Signatures. Not less, or even better to my ears, just different. The Link era sound is a sound, that is not duplicated by the Designers, or SQ2, and rightly so. I like having both....but thats just me. I have been really wanting to but a Clear Coat on my drums like these SQ2's. I know its sacralige to the boys on the Sonor forum, but I like it a lot more. I have the right person to do the work. I think, seeing this old thread brought back up, that I just might.
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The Five Star kit does sing in a different way then the Link era Signatures. Not less, or even better to my ears, just different. The Link era sound is a sound, that is not duplicated by the Designers, or SQ2, and rightly so. I like having both....but thats just me. I have been really wanting to but a Clear Coat on my drums like these SQ2's. I know its sacralige to the boys on the Sonor forum, but I like it a lot more. I have the right person to do the work. I think, seeing this old thread brought back up, that I just might.
I saw a couple trivia tidbits about the 80's sonor on the museum site:

1. The hardware: they compare it to the late 70's/early 80's Ludwig and it's obviously superior.

2. The price: in 84 a 22" sig kick was $750, and by 88, it nearly doubled to $1250.

I look back to that era, and it looks like Sonor was a clear cut better than pretty much everything in terms of quality. As to sound: they seem to draw everything from high praise, to calling it an "Acquired taste" vs the Phonics and sonorlites.

As funny as it sounded....one sure way to ruin the looks of a Link era kit would be a row of toms on snare stands...hmm... as blasphemous as it sounds, what about Pearl optimounts?
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Yep! The only company that goes deeper than their diameter. Look again folks...those are 14" and 16" floor toms, ....16" and 18" inches deep respectively! GOT to love that!!

On a sour note,....too bad he just didn't order something he created (size-wise) ...isn't that a Danny Carey copy?
Theres a reason why Danny Carey has the best drum sound... And they're not exactly the same, I think he plays a 14x14 and a 24x18. These sizes are typical of the Signature era and compliment beech beautifully
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This is Dannys kit. Look closely.... Those shell thicknesses you THINK you are seeing, are REALLY there. Not a trick of light. Try and guess how thick....

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One of the most spectacular finishes I have ever seen. Me wants one!
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This is Dannys kit. Look closely.... Those shell thicknesses you THINK you are seeing, are REALLY there. Not a trick of light. Try and guess how thick....

That looks like those Pearl Reference snares, I think they're 20 ply?
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