Sonor Snare Porn

Mick_Link

Junior Member
HLD-582 what an ear splitting beast.

Congrats on the discipline this must've taken to attain over the years.
Thank you :)
But the loudest, ear splitting snare drum of mine is the Signature HLD 593 Bronze and the D420 Phonic piccolo!
 

Cmdr. Ross

Silver Member
HellYeah!!
That 14x8 bronze would do very well, thanks! ;)
 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Oh Lordy Lordy! When did you win the lottery!
Not sure what they cost individually, but let's just say it's probably $20k in snares at least...
Hey guys!

Time to show you after about four years my actually snare collection! Enjoy!

View attachment 86895



From left downward:

SIGNATURE HLD 590, 14" x 8", Bronze,
SIGNATURE HLD 593, 14" x 4", Bronze,
SIGNATURE HLD 580 MB, 14" x 8" Beech (Finish Maserbirke / Scandinavian Birch!),
SIGNATRUE HLD 580 HT, 14" x 8" Beech (Finish Hi Tech!),
SIGNATURE HLD 580 RH, 14" x 8" Beech (Finish Bubinga),
SIGNATURE HLD 581 RH, 14" x 6,5" Beech (light!, Finish Bubinga),
SIGNATURE SY 1407 MS, 14" x 7,25" Brass,
SIGNATURE SY 1406 X, 14" x 6" Brass,
SIGNATURE SY 1404, 14" x 4" Brass,
SIGNATURE HLD 588, 14" x 8" Ferro-Mangan (Finish Chrome),
SIGNATURE HLD 582, 14" x 6,5" Ferro-Mangan (Finish Chrome)

DESIGNER DS 1408 ML, 14" x 6,5", Maple (Finish Khaya Pyramid!),
DESIGNER DS 1205 B, 12" x 5", Birch (Finish Bubinga),
DESIGNER DS 1406 X-Ray, 14" x 6" Acryl,
DESIGNER DS 1405 X-Ray, 15" x 5" Acryl

LITE LD 547 MB, 14" x 7,25", Birch (Finish Maserbirke / Scandinavian Birch),
LITE LD 400 MB, 14" x 4", Birch (Finish Maserbirke / Scandinavian Birch),
LITE LD 547 PA, 14" x 7,25", Birch (Finish Palisander / Genuine Rosewood)

HILTE EXCLUSIVE EHD 700 RM, 14" x 7", Maple (Finish Red Maple),
HILITE EXCLUSIVE EHD 400 RM, 14" x 4", Maple (Finish Red Maple)

PHONIC D 516 PA, 14" x 6,5", Beech (Finish Palisander / Genuine Rosewood),
PHONIC D 515 PA, 14" x 5,75", Beech (Finish Palisander / Genuine Rosewood),
PHONIC D 518 X HTA, 14" x 8", Beech (Finish Hi Tech),
HILITE HD 500 HTA, 14" x 5,75", Maple (Finish Hi Tech)
PHONIC D 505, 14" x 5,75", Ferro-Mangan (Finish Chrome)
PHONIC D 420, 14" x 4", Ferro-Mangan (Finish Chrome)

FORCE MAPLE FD 306 TN, 14" x 6,5", Maple (Finish Tulip Natural high gloss lacquered!)
FORCE MAPLE FD 305 TN, 14" x 5", Maple (Finish Tulip Natural high gloss lacquered!)

Thanks for looking!

Mick
I noticed that all the drums except the 12" one is 14"... any particular reason there are no 13" snares?

How long did it take to make the list?
 

SVBJECT

Well-known member
Here's my beast. Skinless at the moment cos I'm on electric in this flat. Bought on ebay about 20 years ago for £50ish, advertised as Tama - it's not Tama, but I didn't know better then. Steel 18" x 14". It sounds like a psychopath.

Anyone know anything about it? No brand, no nothing, never seen a snare this size in steel, except maybe marching snares?

Need to clean it up a bit :confused:

WhatsApp Image 2021-02-01 at 18.19.39.jpeg
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Those kits are amazing! I would love to see more pics :) What are the sizes?
Thank you!
The Signatur pic is shown with two 22“ kicks, 8“-13“ TT and the 18“ x 19“ FLT.
Main snare is a Tama Rosewood in 14“ x 6,5“ (the same Alex Van Halen played in his early years) and a 12“ 5“ Designer side snare. Cymbal are Paiste Signature Line (what else ;))
At home there are 6, 14, 15, 16“ TT in square sizes, 16“ x 18“ FLT and tons of Signature hardware & cases.

Hi Tech series:
I have 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16“ TT in square sizes, two 24“ kicks, 16“ & 18“ FLT + four snares. And also tons of the black hardware.
For this set I powder coated the hardware of my Tama Octobans low pitch set in black.
I love the play Octobans like Simon Phillips (another hero of me).
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Not sure what they cost individually, but let's just say it's probably $20k in snares at least...

I noticed that all the drums except the 12" one is 14"... any particular reason there are no 13" snares?

How long did it take to make the list?
Hey!
I decided for many years that I will only collect snares from the Horst Link era. I sold my Pearl, Yamaha, Mapex & Kirchhoff snares.

And in the 80ies there are no 13“ Sonor snares in the series Signature, Phonic, Lite, Hilite modern/available.
I guess this 13“ trend comes later.

My love of sonor certainly comes from Nicko McBrain! He played in the golden Maiden times these Sonor drums I dreamed of. And I live in driving distance to the Sonor factory (y)

„The list“ means how many years I need for this collection? 33 years :eek:
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
More pics :cool:
I hope these helps a little bit to cheer up in this dull corona times...

With my new vintage Sonor octoban babies integrated.
For these I have to built a second floor of the fantastic Pearl rack.

And yes, its playable :ROFLMAO:
(I am 2,0 meters tall. Like Danny Carey).

EEBAFDA7-0B5E-4B74-A3C4-2E7EC7B46BF1.jpeg

7DF1AA25-E70B-444C-BB66-89A4E8566EEB.jpeg

2783BBE1-7284-4839-BE80-443993834B86.jpeg

F6CEB1FF-C9B7-47C5-905C-94DCD8938CF0.jpeg
 
Last edited:

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Hey!
I decided for many years that I will only collect snares from the Horst Link era. I sold my Pearl, Yamaha, Mapex & Kirchhoff snares.

And in the 80ies there are no 13“ Sonor snares in the series Signature, Phonic, Lite, Hilite modern/available.
I guess this 13“ trend comes later.

My love of sonor certainly comes from Nicko McBrain! He played in the golden Maiden times these Sonor drums I dreamed of. And I live in driving distance to the Sonor factory (y)

„The list“ means how many years I need for this collection? 33 years :eek:
You have done one hellova great job In 33 years of collecting mate!!!
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
I only have 2 but the Benny Greb 2.0 is my deserted island snare. I think it maybe the most versatile snare on the market. Also looks nice!

15095FA8-61EE-4E6F-A467-4EF02CBEC301.jpegA4DFDE33-CC8F-4C0E-842E-DDD36545D457.jpeg
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
Thank you!
The Signatur pic is shown with two 22“ kicks, 8“-13“ TT and the 18“ x 19“ FLT.
Main snare is a Tama Rosewood in 14“ x 6,5“ (the same Alex Van Halen played in his early years) and a 12“ 5“ Designer side snare. Cymbal are Paiste Signature Line (what else ;))
At home there are 6, 14, 15, 16“ TT in square sizes, 16“ x 18“ FLT and tons of Signature hardware & cases.

Hi Tech series:
I have 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16“ TT in square sizes, two 24“ kicks, 16“ & 18“ FLT + four snares. And also tons of the black hardware.
For this set I powder coated the hardware of my Tama Octobans low pitch set in black.
I love the play Octobans like Simon Phillips (another hero of me).
Amazing - looking at your Hi Tech kit I can just hear "Caught Somewhere In Time" and "Alexander The Great" playing in my head. What an awesome collection!
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Amazing - looking at your Hi Tech kit I can just hear "Caught Somewhere In Time" and "Alexander The Great" playing in my head. What an awesome collection!
Yeah! Thats the reason I was hunting for about 20 years to own that Maiden feeling!
For me its my all time favorite finish :love:
By the way, I like your avatar very much (y)
UP THE IRONS!

9E7ACEE4-94D3-497B-8731-858315714D6A.jpeg
62050AA3-3694-4D82-9D08-64F7D868B2D2.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Treverer

Junior Member
More pics :cool:
I hope these helps a little bit to cheer up in this dull corona times...

With my new vintage Sonor octoban babies integrated.
For these I have to built a second floor of the fantastic Pearl rack.

And yes, its playable :ROFLMAO:
(I am 2,0 meters tall. Like Danny Carey).

What cymbals exactly?

Great set!
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
Yeah! Thats the reason I was hunting for about 20 years to own that Maiden feeling!
For me its my all time favorite finish :love:
By the way, I like your avatar very much (y)
UP THE IRONS!

Thank you! Up the Irons! \m/>.<\m/

I've got a small Phonic Plus set myself (8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 16x18, (2x)22x18), but I've always dreamt of building a replica of Nicko's Hi-Tech kit. I like your open-handed setup too, very reminiscent of Simon Phillips! I assume that's a 22" Signature Heavy China and 22" Powerslave Bell Ride up top?
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
What cymbals exactly?

Great set!
Thanks!
That are all PAISTE Signature Line series cymbals.
Fast Crashes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20“
Splashes 10“ & 12“
Thin Chinas in 16“ & 20“
Powerslave Reflector Ride in 22“ (Killer!)
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Thank you! Up the Irons! \m/>.<\m/

I've got a small Phonic Plus set myself (8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 16x18, (2x)22x18), but I've always dreamt of building a replica of Nicko's Hi-Tech kit. I like your open-handed setup too, very reminiscent of Simon Phillips! I assume that's a 22" Signature Heavy China and 22" Powerslave Bell Ride up top?
Thank you!
Well, your set is not so small after all :cool:

I am a lefty and I play open handed. So I placed my Octobans and the Ride on my left.

And yes, you are right! I love my Powerslave Ride! What a bell sound. The China is „only“ 20“.

I learned to play the drums while listening to Maiden, Van Halen, Accept, Dio, Helloween, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Kiss, Chastain etc. back then.
But also a lot of other genre drummers like Simon Phillips inspired me very much!
 
Last edited:
Top