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Old 10-31-2009, 09:51 PM
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Default New Sonor S-Classix

I just received these the other day and haven't had much time to tweak them yet. Sorry for the bad pics, but the camera is 7 years old.

Sonor S Classix in Rosewood
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:53 PM
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Here's a couple pics of my Yamaha's thrown-in for good measure as I don't believe I've posted any here yet.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:58 PM
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Excellent! But why not go with the maple finish (top left)? How low does that birch kick go, not too bright?

Is that a birch custom yamaha? Which of the two drum sets do you prefer and why?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:11 PM
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Nice, but why not go with the maple finish? How low does that birch kick go, not too bright?

Is that a birch custom yamaha? Which of the two drum sets do you prefer and why?

Hi,

Regarding the finish, well, I absolutely love the Rosewood, and it's natural. Also, I believe that the maple is an engineered veneer.

I haven't had a chance to play with the S-Classix' tuning as I'm awaiting a shipment of Aquarian Coated Super 2's -- that's what I have on the Yammies and I'd like to hear them on the Sonor's. Once they arrive, I plan to tune the kits the same and compare dynamics, despite the Yammies being maple and having die-cast hoops. It's more or less just to have fun.
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That Sonor kit is stunning. I love some of their grain choices. Congrats on the new tubs.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:43 AM
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wow that is a deadly finish!

nice set of pies ya got too!

I'll need to see some more pics though....

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I like this kit! The wood is lovely.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:25 PM
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I also forgot to mention I like where you have the rack tom. It's not out in left field but close to the snare and the floor tom with in reason. Nice and compact. good show.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:29 PM
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You should consider getting this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SONOR-S-Classix-...item25570ce0d4

I have one and it's a great sounding drum.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:42 PM
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All, thanks for the kind words.

GRUNTERSDAD, glad you picked-up on the tom's position. I like the whole kit within easy reach -- nice and "tight."

Wayne, I'm considering as S Classix snare, and that's not a bad price. However, I've also been lusting after the Phil Rudd snare -- it's a lotta drum for the money!
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Lovely!


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Old 11-02-2009, 03:40 AM
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the new Sonor's are real beauties with that dark wood grain finish, enjoy the great new drums, but... i gotta say i just love those Yammies, sweet little red riding hood that kit, gorgeous! two great drum sets man, have fun bangin' away!
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:37 AM
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A few more pics -- this time in natural light:
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Signals, ever since you posted this thread I have been reading my Sonor catalog over and over and looking at the S Classix in this finish. Damn, I was offered a Sonor deal recently and kind of said..........actually I don't remember if I refused? I really want a Delite. I want both. But the company I work with is heavily behind DW, Ludwig and Pearl. (I have a Masterworks, birch toms, mahogany kick) But I want Sonor.

Grrrrrrrrrr

Man your kit is gorgeous!

I want a Delite in Birdseye cherry and another birch kit just like yours.

What to do what to do.......?????
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Signals, ever since you posted this thread I have been reading my Sonor catalog over and over and looking at the S Classix in this finish. Damn, I was offered a Sonor deal recently and kind of said..........actually I don't remember if I refused? I really want a Delite. I want both. But the company I work with is heavily behind DW, Ludwig and Pearl. (I have a Masterworks, birch toms, mahogany kick) But I want Sonor.

Grrrrrrrrrr

Man your kit is gorgeous!

I want a Delite in Birdseye cherry and another birch kit just like yours.

What to do what to do.......?????

LOL..that's funny because I always wanted a DW kit!

...a word of caution if you ever get an S Classix in Rosewood -- apparently there's a light and dark version. I had to exchange one drum because it was light while the other 2 drums were dark. Another thing I noticed was that some of the screws inside the drums are brass-colored while others are black.

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Old 11-08-2009, 03:07 AM
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That is interesting. How does the quality compare to the Delites?

I have some Delite snares and they are all stunning. But I do wonder about the SC snares with their plastic actions. Is it a more cheaply made kit, or a pro birch kit?
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:12 AM
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Is it a more cheaply made kit, or a pro birch kit?
Oh no, it's definitely a high end kit, made in Germany, just like the Delites. The only difference being that the Delites are maple and have re-rings.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:18 AM
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Oh no, it's definitely a high end kit, made in Germany, just like the Delites. The only difference being that the Delites are maple and have re-rings.
Okay, cool. That is what I wanted to know.

Mate, if you are in the US, may I ask what you paid? PM me if you wish. Our dollar is good so I may buy from overseas. Normally I'd buy a bunch of snares, but I really want a couple of Sonor kits. They are very pricey in Australia. You're looking at 5 1/2 grand for a 4 piece Delite shell pack.

Mind you, my Masterworks retailed at about 7. Happily I paid far less due to my Pearl history. But man, Sonor!!!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:23 AM
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Signals,

Does Sonor make a 8x12 tom for the S-Classix?

How do the S-Classix compare to Yamaha Recording Customs, if you know/have played them?

I have a friend who's tried to persuade me into getting an S-Classix, but, if I go birch, I'm tempted to go with the RCs because of the greater variability of tom sizes.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:26 AM
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Okay, cool. That is what I wanted to know.

Mate, if you are in the US, may I ask what you paid? PM me if you wish. Our dollar is good so I may buy from overseas. Normally I'd buy a bunch of snares, but I really want a couple of Sonor kits. They are very pricey in Australia. You're looking at 5 1/2 grand for a 4 piece Delite shell pack.

Mind you, my Masterworks retailed at about 7. Happily I paid far less due to my Pearl history. But man, Sonor!!!!!!!

I'm in the US. The kit set me back $1500 off eBay. The seller had it listed for $2000 "Buy it Now" or "Make an Offer." I offered $1500 and he accepted.

Like I said earlier, I had to exchange drums, and the seller was wonderful to work with -- a really great guy. He's an authorized Sonor dealer as well, so I felt very "safe" with the purchase.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:30 AM
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I'm in the US. The kit set me back $1500 off eBay. The seller had it listed for $2000 "Buy it Now" or "Make an Offer." I offered $1500 and he accepted.

Like I said earlier, I had to exchange drums, and the seller was wonderful to work with -- a really great guy. He's an authorized Sonor dealer as well, so I felt very "safe" with the purchase.
Awesome! Many many thanks.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:33 AM
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Signals,

Does Sonor make a 8x12 tom for the S-Classix?

How do the S-Classix compare to Yamaha Recording Customs, if you know/have played them?

I have a friend who's tried to persuade me into getting an S-Classix, but, if I go birch, I'm tempted to go with the RCs because of the greater variability of tom sizes.

I haven't owned RC's, but I did have a set of Yamaha Birch Absolutes about 2 years ago -- there's pics somewhere on this forum. The S Classix sound much more "open" to me. Off hand, I believe the difference between the two is that the Sonor's use Scaninavian Birch and have triple-flanged hoops. Also, the grain is vertical and the shells are slightly undersized.

I'm almost positive that the S Classix are 12x9 only.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:38 AM
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Awesome! Many many thanks.

No problem my friend -- good luck! :)
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:17 PM
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Holy Cow!
That's a sweet kit!!


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I freaking love that kit. There is one at my local drum shop. MMMmmm.
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no doubt about it, sonor make some stunning finishes. Even on the force series. I remember owning a birch force 2007 and for the money it was the greatest little kit
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