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Old 11-17-2008, 04:43 AM
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Default Sonor S-Classix Bop Set

I just received my bop set. It's making nice with the Yamaha's for now.

Sonor S-Classix in Walnut Roots.
10x8 Tom - Remo Fiberskin 3 over stock clear ambassador
14x14 Floor Tom- Remo Fiberskin 3 over stock clear ambassador
14x5 Snare -Remo Stock Coated ambassador over stock clear ambassador
18x16 Bass - Remo Coated ambassador over Stock coated PS3

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Tom-Tom- Sennheiser e604
Floor tom -Sennheiser e604
Snare -Shure SM57 (top) Sennheiser e604 (bottom)
Bass Drum - Audix D6
Overheads-Oktava Mk012

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:57 PM
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And that's the reason I like Sonor. Pretty much all of their kits look and sound fantastic. Change the finish to the green equivalent of the finish there and you basically have the set that I've lusted after for a long time.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:44 PM
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And that's the reason I like Sonor. Pretty much all of their kits look and sound fantastic. Change the finish to the green equivalent of the finish there and you basically have the set that I've lusted after for a long time.
I think exactly the same thing.
When I see (And ear!) a kit like that I'm not sure if my next kit will be a Sonor or a Gretsch.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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sick kit, super nice finish and cymbals. must sound awsome.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:37 PM
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Ugh, what an ugly kit... I can't believe the camera didn't break when you took these pictures. how embarassing for you. Well, maybe someday you can get something nicer....

In the meantime, I'd be willing to take it off of your hands if you wanna get it out of your house. I'll even pay shipping.

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:15 AM
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Wow, I got the same config but in Force 3007 serie...
I'm so jealous... BEAUTIFUL !! PERFECT... You got
my dream kit...

...just one thing, how do you do to fix the moongel on
the bass drum head ??? glue ?? I use the stock Sonor
reso with an Evans G1 coated batter and the moongell
is the perfect muffling for my bass drum but I don't want
to tape it...

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:34 AM
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This is insane. So beautiful. And sounds so good!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:15 AM
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...just one thing, how do you do to fix the moongel on
the bass drum head ??? glue ?? I use the stock Sonor
reso with an Evans G1 coated batter and the moongell
is the perfect muffling for my bass drum but I don't want
to tape it...

Philippe
They just stick by themselves. Try washing and drying yours and they should stick.

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:03 AM
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Wow GORGEOUS and what a great sound! I have been enjoying my Force 3003 set, but the next up (assuming I don't somehow get my hands on an SQ2) is this Delite, and the walnut roots is absolutely stunning. I love your tunings, especially on the mounted tom, rimshots sound great. Besides the fact that they sound wonderous, how has your experience been with the Fiberskyns in terms of range (pros, cons)? I'm considering getting a pair for at least my toms, but for my set/style I'd tune them higher.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:18 AM
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Handsome finish!

I want to get a hardwood floor and bedroom suite that matches that kit.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:54 AM
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That really is beautiful. Is that a veneer?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:05 AM
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Wow GORGEOUS and what a great sound! I have been enjoying my Force 3003 set, but the next up (assuming I don't somehow get my hands on an SQ2) is this Delite, and the walnut roots is absolutely stunning. I love your tunings, especially on the mounted tom, rimshots sound great. Besides the fact that they sound wonderous, how has your experience been with the Fiberskyns in terms of range (pros, cons)? I'm considering getting a pair for at least my toms, but for my set/style I'd tune them higher.
Thanks for the comments. I like the fiberskins. I think that they sound best tuned in the medium low to medium high range. Very low you lose projection, very high can sound a bit papery as you head a lot of stick impact. But if you are going for a mellow resonant tone they are great heads. I have them tuned 75/75 on the drum dial (bottom is pitched higher as it is not coated) in the recording. from 72 to 80 sounds good to me with these heads so that is a fairly wide range.

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That really is beautiful. Is that a veneer?
Thank you. Yes the outer ply is the a wood veneer.

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Old 11-18-2008, 01:33 PM
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wow i love that finish, im sure there some1 with a sonor delite with the same finish on this forum also
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:37 PM
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i think i'm in love.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:44 AM
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Doesn't get much better than this.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:09 PM
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BEAUTIFUL!!

Sonor is it...look at the hardware detail and craftsmanship! Amazing! Now, ...if only they would offer a few more colors in the S Classix, AND...a couple more sizing options in the toms....but .....ain't they sweet! :)
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:48 PM
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extremely...........................
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:10 PM
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Beautiful set. The ideal minimal setup, especially with those beatiful K cymbals. I really like the fibreskin heads, too.

Not to be a total douchebag, just to clarify a previous question - the Walnut Roots Veneer is composed of engineered wood. That is to say, there is no "Walnut Roots" tree that produces that incredible finish.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:46 PM
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Stunning new set!! You finally got a "healthy" one.
The sound of those Sonors is incredible! A great choice to go with one, especially the bass drum sounds awesome.

Did think about tuning the toms a bit higher? I think they`d produce a nice melodic and percussive sound.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:38 PM
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You're drum set reminds me of the one in the movie "That Thing You Do."
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:28 PM
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Stunning new set!! You finally got a "healthy" one.
The sound of those Sonors is incredible! A great choice to go with one, especially the bass drum sounds awesome.

Did think about tuning the toms a bit higher? I think they`d produce a nice melodic and percussive sound.

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Thanks Karl,

I had a jazz trio gig last night and tuned the toms up higher. They really do sing. I'll try to record some samples with the higher tuning. These drums have a really large range. I think it may have something to do with the undersized shells and the perfect bearing edges.

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Old 01-03-2009, 02:32 AM
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Here is a pic from a gig last month.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:24 AM
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Here's the set with some older cymbals

22" Ride A. Zildjian 1950's with flanged edge 2712g
20" Ride A. Zildjian 1960's 1950g
14" Hihats A. Zildjian 1960's 765g/826g
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:40 AM
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very nice kit...pic from outside is great...you have a fiberskin's? are they good? I have a fiberskin 2 Pearl on snare drum, it sounds great..i am going to buy new skins for my drums, i was thinking a pinstripe to buy, but i was between pinstripe or fiberskin? your recommendation? I have a Sonor from 1980. My Sonor
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:00 PM
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Sweet vintage pies. If I were you I wouldn't ever take that kit out of the house
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The last kit I need to get an S Classix.
Then I will have Beech, Maple, Birch.
I love that kit....aaaahhh its only a matter of time.
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That roots finish is gorgeous.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:52 PM
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very nice kit...pic from outside is great...you have a fiberskin's? are they good? I have a fiberskin 2 Pearl on snare drum, it sounds great..i am going to buy new skins for my drums, i was thinking a pinstripe to buy, but i was between pinstripe or fiberskin? your recommendation? I have a Sonor from 1980. My Sonor
The fiberskins are nice heads. They are very different than pinstripes. The fiberskins have a warm round sound. The pinstripes have a sharper attack and a wetter thuddy sound.

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:12 PM
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Wow. What a great sounding and looking kit. Great recording quality too.
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It looks just as good as it sounds! That is one hot mama you got there!

Sounds soooo good
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Incredible drums!! Personally I could do without the moongel but that is a stunning set of drums nonetheless.
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Incredible drums!! Personally I could do without the moongel but that is a stunning set of drums nonetheless.
Thanks for the comment. With the coated ambassador bass drum head, I needed either a felt strip or a few moongels to cut the high overtones.(there's nothing in the bassdrum) I felt the moongels worked a little better. Now, I switched back to the stock PS3 head and tuned it tight no muffling needed.
To be honest, I'm happier with the powerstroke 3 and I wonder if some of the great jazz drummers of the 50's and 60's might have used them if they were available.

I can go with or without the moongel on the snare depending on the sound that I'm trying to record.

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