DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Your Place > Your Gear

Your Gear Show your Gear - Pictures - Descriptions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-28-2011, 09:20 PM
Mark_S's Avatar
Mark_S Mark_S is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester, England, U.K.
Posts: 603
Default My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Here are some pics of the Sonor S-Class Pro I rescued from a damp barn on Friday. The shells all seems to be in excellent condition, some of the chrome needed some TLC after being stored for a while in a less than suitable place, but it's all come up nicely I think.

Toms are 10x9, 12x10, 14x14
Snare is 14x5
And I got 2 bass drums! Both 20x17.5 - which means I can be lazy and leave one packed up for gigging/recording.

I think it is from late 2005, no idea if they are German or Chinese shells but I'm not going to worry too much about that.

I unfortunately don't have much space in my tiny drum room so could only get pictures front on pretty much:





Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-28-2011, 09:26 PM
uniongoon's Avatar
uniongoon uniongoon is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: caesarea over looking the lake southern ontario
Posts: 1,099
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

wow, those are eye popping. I don't know much about the Sonor lines, are these a mid level kit? Finish looks top of the line. So when you say rescued, I am guessing these were uber cheap. nice find.
__________________
See my Signia's
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=73869
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-28-2011, 09:40 PM
Mark_S's Avatar
Mark_S Mark_S is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester, England, U.K.
Posts: 603
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Quote:
Originally Posted by uniongoon View Post
wow, those are eye popping. I don't know much about the Sonor lines, are these a mid level kit? Finish looks top of the line. So when you say rescued, I am guessing these were uber cheap. nice find.
I think Sonor classed it as mid-line, but many say it is pro standard. I know the shells cost about 2200 back in 2005 (though there was a premium on that finish).

No they weren't uber cheap unfortunately, but a fair bit under half the original cost. I mean rescued as in the current owner wasn't treating them very well by storing them in a barn, I don't think they even realised it was starting to attack the chrome. I could only see the kit via torchlight so I didn't see that at first. It's about as good as new now though with a days worth of elbow grease so I'm happy :-) I can't find a single scratch or dent on the shells.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Mapex----Maniac's Avatar
Mapex----Maniac Mapex----Maniac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 378
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Quote:
Originally Posted by uniongoon View Post
wow, those are eye popping. I don't know much about the Sonor lines, are these a mid level kit? Finish looks top of the line. So when you say rescued, I am guessing these were uber cheap. nice find.
They were actually Sonor's top of the line drums, besides the SQ2, until they upgraded the s class to the s classix. At least that's what I think, correct me if I'm wrong :)

Gorgeous finish. I would love to have a set like that. I love how the finish pops, like said above.
__________________
It's not the instrument that makes you sound good, it's you that makes the instrument sound good.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-28-2011, 11:19 PM
wooltonboy's Avatar
wooltonboy wooltonboy is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: bowmanville, ontario, canada
Posts: 392
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

The S Class was a top line Pro kit, under the Delites and Designers in price point.
Made in Germany, they are Maple shells. Fabulous drums.
They are now called S Classix which I believe are Birch shells.
All in all, a VERY nice kit that you should hang on to. Excellent sound
Cheers
Phil
__________________
Ludwig Classic Maples Oyster Black Pearl. 13/16/22
1959 WFL 13/16/22
Zildjian cymbals
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-28-2011, 11:25 PM
nona's Avatar
nona nona is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 29
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Beauties! Aren't they Scandinavian Birch ? I really dig the finish on them...
__________________
Gretsch Catalina Rock
Sonor Force 2001
Snare:Tama Diamond Plate Steel
http://www.onusband.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-29-2011, 01:19 AM
mediocrefunkybeat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

A seriously lovely kit. Sonor is probably my favourite mass-market manufacturer and those S-Classes really were something.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-29-2011, 02:15 AM
Mark_S's Avatar
Mark_S Mark_S is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester, England, U.K.
Posts: 603
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Thanks for your kind comments all :-) I came that close to not picking it up because it was late Friday evening, it was 130 miles away, it was pouring with rain and I had a gig the next day. As soon as the guy told me I was welcome to come and fetch it though, I was straight on the phone to the bank to let me withdraw what I needed and off like a shot! I wasn't totally sure about the power toms either, but I figured the smaller 20" bass drum would allow me to position them just fine, which it does.

Very happy! :-) And the other 2 drummers that played that night loved it too, though I did wince a few times when the sound guy was being careless during band change-overs.. it's definitely not a kit to regularly gig on those kinda nights if I want to keep it in good condition, but it was a special occasion.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-30-2011, 12:36 AM
Mark_S's Avatar
Mark_S Mark_S is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester, England, U.K.
Posts: 603
Default Re: My new (2nd hand) Sonor Drums

Quote:
Originally Posted by nona View Post
Beauties! Aren't they Scandinavian Birch ? I really dig the finish on them...
Nah, they are Maple. I think it's the newer S-Classix that are Birch (not sure if they're Scandinavian).
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com