Show Off your SONOR DRUMS.

mpthomson

Senior Member
Those were some of the best finishes they ever had.. and I can't believe they don't offer them anymore... Each shade available at that time had the same natural background sort of "burning" through.. I don't know how they did it but I've never seen anything like it......... The current birdseyes they have DON'T have the same characteristic.

They were engineered veneers made by Alpi, just about all the natural woods that Sonor offer now, with a few notable exceptions (Scandi Birch, American Walnut and a couple of others) are from them or similar, including bubinga, the Mkassar ebony etc. You can still buy those Tribal veneers directly from Alpi.

Nothing wrong with that and far more tree-friendly!
 

Artstar

Platinum Member
They were engineered veneers made by Alpi, just about all the natural woods that Sonor offer now, with a few notable exceptions (Scandi Birch, American Walnut and a couple of others) are from them or similar, including bubinga, the Mkassar ebony etc. You can still buy those Tribal veneers directly from Alpi.

Nothing wrong with that and far more tree-friendly!


I know.. I am the one who revealed all this info more than a decade ago on the Sonormuseum.. but they did have some astonishing options that they don't have now.. Khaya Pyramide, Icebirch... and they were using the Genuine Bubinga for a period of that era.. . They also had the basic veneer like you see on the inside of the drums that they don't offer now.
 
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Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Hey forum!

New member from Germany here, have been reading quietly by now, dropped a joke into the drummers jokes thread a couple of days ago and felt like starting to show off my gear today. More to come, will write an introduction as soon as my studio complex is built (which has priority atm) and might drop some pics into the DW show off these days. But let's start with my little crack baby :cool: :love:

My SONOR Artist Series AS12 1406 CM

Unboxing...
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In The Set
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Companionship
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This is the most beautyful and best sounding snare drum I ever owned, really looking forward to move my stuff out of the living room (!) to the studio to give this awesome setup a real test - as soon as it's built, which is hopefully the case this year - after 1.5 yrs build time. Drums are sitting here occupying space for about 1 yr. Well, to be honest my wife doesn't mind and I think it's the very best type of room decoration I can imagine ?

Cheers, Markus

Yesterday and today I was able to play this beauty for the first time. It is stunning! I tuned it to a medium high pitch with quite some tension on the snare side head. No dampening, heads are the original ones. It offers a crazy precise sound - played in the dead center it is dry like Benjamin Franklin „Hawkeye“ Pierce likes his Martini, while moving more to the rim it gets more and more like singing a beautiful note. I tried it with various tensions on the batter - it's always the same effect. The snare wires react to even the smallest hits while not adding too much buzz to the rest of the kit. Side sticks - even played with the end of the stick on the head - always generate a full wooden tone from "click" over "clack" to "clock" - without generating any buzz, ring or what else. Dry as my dads humor.

I couldn't be any happier with any other snare drum :love:
 

Sonorfan

Well-known member
Hey Guys lets show in this little space!! our beautiful SONOR Drums

mines is ha 2001 sonor force, and my sonor symphony snare 14X6
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Mine is the Safari with 16in kick, 10in rack Tom and 14in floor all in black sparkle. I sub snare with a 14 x 5 1/2 Mapex Black Cat.
In this pic I have a Toca Bongo set which I play on certain gigs.
My kick pedal is an Iron Cobra 900S. Drum heads are: Snare Evans coated UV1, Toms, Evans Calftone and kick batter is Remo Pinstripe that is muted. Cymbals are:
69 Zilco heavy 18in ride with rivets, Sabian 20in
AAX Medium ride, Vintage 22in Zildjian Canada
ride.. medium ? 84 Sabian 14in crash. Hats are Sabian B8X crash .. I like bright sound. I also have a Dream 10in splash.
In addition I have a Zil 10in cheapie splash I use as a bottom hat in combo with the Dream for hats for small venues.. street gigs. Hardware is all Yamaha Crosstown Aluminum lightweight.
I also had the Player kit with 20in kick but I donated it to grand daughters school band in memory of my Bride of 57 years.
I’m a Sonor convert as sound, hardware and build quality of those two kits far surpass their reasonable price point !
 

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