Show Off your SONOR DRUMS.

Got notified this weekend that my drums arrived at Dales Drum Shop and are ready to be shipped this week!

Here are some pics of the drums when they were featured on the Sonor Facebook page and a pic of the boxes at Dales.

They will be combined with Benny's Snare!

Yup.. you guessed it.. A Grebster here!

STOKED!
 

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Jeremy Bender

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Awesome choice Drum Aruba. You have every reason to be stoked!

I love that color you chose, it looks very familiar to me...
 

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Mirkko

Senior Member
Ei guys i forgot to mention that from the 31th of August i'm an official Sonor national endorser, i'm so damn happy :)
The dealer proposed me the all thing noticing my interest in Sonor-and after some meetings we got a deal.
Indeed i'm just noticing that I haven't posted nothing about my current gear.
*What i have is:

Birch Infinite Kit (Vintage Onyx) 10-12-14-16-22 (custom 8 tom in the making)
S-Classix kit (Walnut Roots) 10-12-14-20
Be Bop Special Edition kit (Red Sparkle) 12-14-20
Essential Force kit (Solid Black) 13-16-26 custom

Snares are
Artist Bronze 6x14
HLD 580 Bubinga 8x14
One Of A Kind Beech/Red Tigerwood 6,25x14
Limited Edition Steel 5,25x12
Vintage Ranger 5x14
 

Mirkko

Senior Member
After almost 5 months of wait i've received this tiny tom in 8x7 from Sonor for my Birch Infinite- This is a discontinued limited edition kit with limited sizes (10-12-14-16-22 and snare) so with this add on it has become a real ONE of a kind! It's beautiful and it sounds phenomenal









 

rustyfingers

Senior Member
Older Sonor Force Custom 14x20, 10,12 and 14 floor. Nice kit and it sounds good for me.

trying to upload pic...
 

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taiko

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I recently picked up this Sonor HiLite kit in 12, 14, 20 sizes. This kit sounds amazing--really perhaps the best sounding kit I've owned in terms of my tastes. It's not perfect--has a couple scratches, but that's all.

I got it for $750, which I think was a good price. The snare drum is a CT Drums snare that was custom made and just happened to match the Sonor kit.
 

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mpthomson

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A couple of pictures of my Horst Link period Sonor snares. I've also got a Phonic Plus in Candy Apple Red but don't have any decents pics of it sadly. 10x10, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 16x18 deep FT and 22x18 BD.

They are from the top,

1. HD700 14x7 maple HiLite with Hella diecasts

2. SY1406 14x6 brass Signature Symphony with Hella diecasts

3. HLD 582 14x6.5 ferro-mang steel 12 lug Signature, 1st generation throwoff. Seamless and drawn ferro-mang hoops.

4. HLD 580 14x8 bubinga veneer inside and out beech shell 12 lug Signature. Hella diecasts. Strangely the snare guards from this drum are from a Signature Jet Set drum (ultra rare and $5k new in 1990), and are 24kt gold plate. No idea why, that's how it came to me.

5. LD557 14x7.25 Scandi birch veneer inside and out 12 lug Sonor Lite, with Hella diecasts

6. HLD 588 14x8 ferro-mang steel 12 lug Signature with Hella diecasts and 2nd gen parallel mechanism. The pic isn't my drum but it's identical.

7. D556 14x6.5 ferro-mang steel Centennial Phonic, seamless ferro-mang hoops

8. Not Pictured - HLD 581 14x6.5 beech Signature with Hella diecasts. Bubinga inside, Ferrari red outside, just like Steve Smith's drum from Journey days. Apparently it really is Ferrari rosso red paint. A very rare drum.

The drum that's missing from the collection is really an HLD 590 cast bronze Signature, but given what they go for, $5k or so, it isn't 8 or 9 times better than the cast bronze Gretsch that I got last year for $600, so I'll pass!
 

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mpthomson

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Another two as mentioned above,

HLD 581 14x6.5 bubinga inside and out, beech shell in Tornado (not Rosso!) Red

HLD 588 14x8 Ferro-Mang steel.

Both 12 lug drums. The last Sonor snare, that I forgot about as it's at the practice space, is a black lacquer Sonor 3000 14x6.5 birch drum. Great sounding thing though I may replace the strainer with a dual glide as the current one is a bit hopeless.
 

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mpthomson

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A quick pic of part of the Phonic Plus last weekend. Not the best pic, but it's 12, 14, 16, 22 with the Sonorlite snare. The 10 and 13 stayed at home! Cymbals are all 2002s bar the hihats, which are a heavy Sig bottom and Sound Edge Sig top. Not the original BD hoops, which were wrecked when I got the kit, so replaced with beech with inlay. I've always changed the BD hoops on the 4 Phonic kits I've had over the years, as I prefer the look/sound of wood hoops.
 

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WallyY

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New and old scandi birch.

It's interesting to see the differences between a 30 year old snare and a new one.
The new finish looks nicer from a distance, but the older finish has a swirling opalescence in the grain that the new one lacks. I'm thinking the new ones might be cut differently from the old.

I don't think the original Lite's finish has darkened over the years because under the lugs are the same color. The SQ is a lighter wood.
 

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mrfingers

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My 2010 cherry stain, Spec. Editions 3007s set up with BJ Wilson(Procol Harum) tom arrangement.
 

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Spaz

Senior Member
I love this thread!

My first drumset in 1988 was a Sonor and I've had it all these years.
I'll never get rid of it. My pride and joy.
 

Trigger

Senior Member
New and old scandi birch.

It's interesting to see the differences between a 30 year old snare and a new one.
The new finish looks nicer from a distance, but the older finish has a swirling opalescence in the grain that the new one lacks. I'm thinking the new ones might be cut differently from the old.

I don't think the original Lite's finish has darkened over the years because under the lugs are the same color. The SQ is a lighter wood.

I think the new one might be an Alpi veneer. It's not actually real woodgrain, just woodgrain thats been printed on a veneer to look like woodgrain.
 

WallyY

Platinum Member
I think the new one might be an Alpi veneer. It's not actually real woodgrain, just woodgrain thats been printed on a veneer to look like woodgrain.

It's not.
Sonor's Scandinavian/Karelian/Masur (different names for the same wood) birch is all authentic specie.

Also, Alpi is real wood veneer, but it's manufactured to look like an exotic grained veneer. It's not printed, it may be dyed different colors, but It's what the wood grain actually looks like.

Sonor's Scandi birch and American walnut are natural veneers. These aren't rare woods, so they use the real thing. Their new ebony,bubinga,rosewood and other finishes that were once authentic from the Link era are all now Alpi veneers, and yet they look really nice.
 
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JohnoWorld

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Here's my Sonor Prolite in Nussbaum

20, 10, 12, 14

Prolite 14 x 6 maple snare (nussbaum)
Artist 14 x 5 steel snare (polished chrome)

and I use an Omar Hakim from time to time aswell

Various cymbals of all makes, gibraltar rack, pearl eliminator double pedal, a Meinl hi-hat stand and mostly yamaha boom arms.

Heads currently G2's but I'm putting some Onyx on at the weekend.

Mics are all AKG with a Shure SM57 on the snare top - all going into a Roland Studio capture
 

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