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Old 03-02-2008, 03:56 PM
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Default Heads for Sonor Designer set?

Hello!

I've bought a SONOR DESIGNER ("Maple Light Shell") DRUM KIT.
Which heads should I use to take effect and make the drum sing?
The drums are not very big but deep (20x17, 10x10, 12x12, 14x14 and 16x16)

I put new REMO COATED AMBASSADOR heads on but think they sound very like paper. I am not an expert in tuning drums but I think with other heads it could be better.

also I would be opleased for getting some suggestion abou which bottom heads to use.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:52 PM
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If you can't make coated Ambassadors sing, either you can't tune all too well or you have very bad drums. Since you have a kit of Sonor Designers, I'm guessing the former...

Tune the batter heads to their lowest clean pitch -- that is, no strange overtones, no flutters, no distorted growls. Then, depending on your taste, tune the resonants either to the same pitch or a bit higher, but no more than a perfect fifth apart.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:48 PM
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I agree with wavelength, you should be able to get a killer sound out of designers, I do. Sounding like "paper" means they are way too loose. Ambassadors are not pinstripes. First tune the bottom heads (I suggest clear ambassadors) to a pitch that resonates with the drum, and then tune the top heads to a half-step lower. Or hire a pro drummer to do it for $40-$50.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:08 PM
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Well, Sonor drums sound very woody, very acoustic and unique!! That's why some people find trouble to get the best full sound out of Sonor drums specially if you compare drums to drums. I think the same issue some people find with Paiste cymbals, It's kind of Love or Hate it! But the true is, these two instruments have the potencial to break thru the mix like no others, specially if rock music is your thing!
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:17 PM
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Everyone in their lifetime needs to get behind a designer set and play for an hour.....
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:10 PM
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^ Thatd be tough these days. But SQ2 kits are just as good, so everyone should go play one of those :)
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:17 PM
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Well I can vouch for 3007 kits, GD. I have the new Jungle Kit and it sounded absolutely incredible with the stock heads. I've got Coated Amby's on them now and a Coated Powerstroke on the bass given the music that I play - and I'm very happy with the sound I'm getting. In my opinion, they're probably one of the best low/mid-range kits out there.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:45 AM
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I've owned Premier, Ludwig, Pearl, Gretch and now own a Sonor S-Class kit. No comparison. The Sonor kit (maple) is warm yet penetrating. I absolutely love these drums and the 22x17" bass is the best I've every played. Sonor pays a lot of attention to detail and I absolutely love them. You have to know how to tune as noted previously so won't go there again. Don't like the hardware but love the drums.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:39 AM
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^ Thatd be tough these days. But SQ2 kits are just as good, so everyone should go play one of those :)
I'm still thinking old school....your right however the SQ2 is the new king.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:06 AM
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My drum teacher has a sonor. That is what I play with him, and I love that set. I really have no clue on what kind, but it's pretty good. I don't even think it is the top of the line either. I would love to see the really nice ones!
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I absolutely love these drums and the 22x17" bass is the best I've every played.
Technically, its 22x17.5 inches!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM
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Technically, its 22x17.5 inches!
Now there's someone who knows his drums. You are correct and my bad for not being so detailed. That cracks me up.
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