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Old 09-30-2010, 06:04 PM
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Default Sonor 3007

Getting ready to buy 10, 12, 13, 16, 22 shells, will pay $450. excellent used condition, nice finish. any comments or concerns for me? need good, loud, gigging kit for rock band.

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Old 09-30-2010, 07:19 PM
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Getting ready to buy 10, 12, 13, 16, 22 shells, will pay $450. excellent used condition, nice finish. any comments or concerns for me? need good, loud, gigging kit for rock band.

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It sounds good, although that's pretty much what the (new) shell pack went for a couple of months ago if I'm not mistaken...? Perhaps you could get it for 400?


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Old 09-30-2010, 08:18 PM
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Actually, a new set of 3007s including snare costs around $650 plus shipping from dalesdrumshop on eBay. I'd scrape up the extra money and just get a new kit. This would be without hardware, though, just drums. These Sonor 3007 kits are outstanding!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:44 PM
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So if I can get them for 400 it would be a good deal? I have other sets and don't need hardware, just some "big" sounding shells.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:04 PM
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The decision now:

used Sonor Force 3007 shell pack 10, 12, 13, 16, 22 = 400

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used Tama Rockstar Custom shell pack 10, 12, 14, 16, 22 + rack and clamps = 600


I don't have previous experience with either kit and have a limited budget.

Thanks for any and all biased comments and opinions ;-)
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:24 PM
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My Son has both these kits. Get the Sonor Kit as the sound difference is significant.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:42 PM
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I have a Sonor Force 3007 and I love it.
Its all Maple and you can really hear it.
I dont know what the Tama Rockstar is made of. Mystery wood I think.

You cant get a new 3007 for $450.
The best price I've ever seen on a 3007 shell pack is what I got mine for, $650, like Bo said @ Dales.

IF its in great condition, then its a no brainer @ $400 and $450 is very good too.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:55 PM
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Thanks! BTW, I like the studio footage of the band, sounds great!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:11 AM
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So if I can get them for 400 it would be a good deal? I have other sets and don't need hardware, just some "big" sounding shells.
Even better if you can get it cheaper! I was completely surprised at how big these drums can be made to sound. The shells are rather thin maple shells, and they are built really well. Can't go wrong with 'em, I say.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:37 AM
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FYI Dale was/is running a special on the 5pc 3007 for $499 in sunburst only its a discontinued finish, I own a 7pc set in this finish and love! This is a new set 12,13,14S,16,22 I just recorded video me playing mine with toms tuned real low if I can I'll post later
Sorry I just checked ebay the 499 5pc. sunburst is no longer listed, it ran for a couple weeks last month

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Old 10-01-2010, 04:12 PM
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Get the 3007s. Been toying around with the Sonor 3007s for a while because I've seen many people say that they are well worth the money.

No one around my place stocks them so I can't play them =(.

$450 sounds like a good deal, even without hardware.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:14 PM
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FYI Dale was/is running a special on the 5pc 3007 for $499 in sunburst only its a discontinued finish, I own a 7pc set in this finish and love! This is a new set 12,13,14S,16,22 I just recorded video me playing mine with toms tuned real low if I can I'll post later
Sorry I just checked ebay the 499 5pc. sunburst is no longer listed, it ran for a couple weeks last month
Yeah, there might be acceptions to my "No Sonor 3007s under $650" statement, but they seem extremely rare (for now anyway).
Mine was also a 6 pc not a 5 pc, brand new in factory boxes with not even a single finger print anywhere.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:11 PM
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Hey, thanks to all for the replies. I bought the Sonor shells 10, 12, 13 16, 22 for $425. Immaculate condition, brand new, never played, so I am happy. Stock heads sound better than the emperor clears I put on. Two more questions:

1. Which head for the 13" tuned low? The ambassador and emperor sound "slappy" at the pitch I want. I will keep trying to tune properly but thought something in between emperor and hydraulic would be cool.

2. My dream kit would have an 8" tom so i want to hunt that down. Cheapest I can find so far with the red sparkle (discontinued) finish is @ dales for 139 shipped. Don't mean to be a total tight wad but that's steep considering what i paid for the other 5 drums. Any suggestions where/ how to find something for less? Comments?

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:36 PM
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Don't mean to be a total tight wad but that's steep considering what i paid for the other 5 drums. Any suggestions where/ how to find something for less? Comments?

Thanks,

Jiva
I have a 3007 in blue sparkle and found the matching 14" FT on ebay for $100 with shipping. Look often one will pop up eventually...good choice and good luck.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:21 AM
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I got my 6pc sunburst at dales and then got a 8" at samiam on ebay for $69, now I had to buy a gibralter mount for the cymbal stand it came with the rim mount, it also was a 3005 not 3007 but the finishes are identical the only difference is the badge, think I like the old 3005 badge better.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:34 PM
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I got my 6pc sunburst at dales and then got a 8" at samiam on ebay for $69, now I had to buy a gibralter mount for the cymbal stand it came with the rim mount, it also was a 3005 not 3007 but the finishes are identical the only difference is the badge, think I like the old 3005 badge better.
There is more difference, the lugs are different as is the wood type.
3005 are all asian maple as the 3007 are a mix of asian and Canadian maple.
IMO the 3007's are a much better looking drum even with the same finish, the 3005's lugs are big as is the badge. The should sound almost the same though. Either way they are both a great product.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:46 PM
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$139.00 with shipping sounds reasonable to me and Dales prices are usually better than everyone else's. But keep looking, Ebay, Craigslist...etc.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:41 AM
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Thanks to all for the comments, suggestions, and encouragement! I bought the 8" new from Dale's and couldn't be happier. This has got me stoked to play and these drums sound amazing. I'm still ironing out the details on the 13" but will find what tuning works best soon enough. Can't wait to play these for the first time with the band at rehearsal on Monday next week :-)
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:01 PM
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There is more difference, the lugs are different as is the wood type.
3005 are all asian maple as the 3007 are a mix of asian and Canadian maple.
IMO the 3007's are a much better looking drum even with the same finish, the 3005's lugs are big as is the badge. The should sound almost the same though. Either way they are both a great product.
Yeah, piperdoog your right the lugs are different and I read about the 3007 switching to some plys of NA maple but for a 8" tom the 3005 fits right in.. I know its been said a bunch but these are awesome drums for the price..I put G2's on them and got them tuned down way low... it still amazes me how good they sound every time I hit'm
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:51 PM
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Good work jiva, its definately worth the money.
Yeah, The 8" and the 10" toms are my fave, super poppy and excellant tone.
The 8 is my absolute go to tom. Your gonna love it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:36 AM
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To whom it may concern:

I couldn't resist mentioning that I just got home from the first rehearsal with the new Force 3007 kit. It was an absolutely stellar night. The boys in the band were, well, pretty astonished at the sound of this kit and it is inspiring to me to play more than ever.


Thanks to all for the advice and tips about this Sonor line.

Jiva
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:20 PM
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That's both reassuring and notable.

I remember bringing a Fender Precision to a band practice (I was a bassist) and the drummer didn't believe it was a real Fender. I still remember his face when he realised it was pukka.

This was back in 1976!

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Hi everybody!
I'm a Force 3007 owner too. That's really a lovely kit,but... I had before a Sonor F 2007,and I couldn't simply decide why I think that the birch kit works,sings more open and with better attack. O.K. I know the wood makes the difference, but the 3007 must be warmer (that's why I bought the 3007) and I reached that warmth, but only with the snare drum and the 10" tom. I'm not amused with the 12" tom, which I can't tune right to fit my taste. Let's say the 14" floor works pretty close to the birch one, maybe a bit lower, but not so clear. The bass drum is a bit lower too, with a shorter sustain,but it is not as loud as the birch one,and maybe not as clear. What's my conclusion?
Definitely the same drumheads couldn't suit the accustics both of birch and maple wood.
Actually I used Remo pinstripes (clear) on 2007, than on 3007 too. After that I replaced them with EC2 clears (on 3007). On the bass drum I have Evans E-mad. I really couldn't decide if I like them or not.
What kind of drumheads do you use?
P.S Sorry for language mistakes, I am from Serbia. I would be really grateful if you could correct them!
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