Sonor Snare Porn

Treverer

Junior Member
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!)

Nice, not too far off my setup:

Powerslave
20" Thin China
18" & 20" Fast Medium
16" & 19" Heavy Reflector
17" Dark Energy (the better Fast Crashes imho)
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
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!
Very nice! I finally picked up the Powerslave ride a few weeks ago and I love it! I've also got a 22" Dimensions Power Bell Ride which I love too.
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Very nice! I finally picked up the Powerslave ride a few weeks ago and I love it! I've also got a 22" Dimensions Power Bell Ride which I love too.
Cool!
I am looking for the 24“ Reverend Al‘s Paiste 2002 Ride. Very hard to find in Germany.
 

Road Bull

Silver 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!

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Holy guacamole Batman!

That kit is over the top cool. That definitely hits all the Iron Maiden marks in my book. This has to be one of the coolest Sonor kits I've ever seen. And sure it helps that Nico rocked the same look back in the day. Those tom holders look interesting. I've primarily played Tama because I fell in love with their '90s hardware. But that tom mount and holder look pretty sweet. Any chance we could see that holder a bit closer? Thanks for posting man.
 

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Holy guacamole Batman!

That kit is over the top cool. That definitely hits all the Iron Maiden marks in my book. This has to be one of the coolest Sonor kits I've ever seen. And sure it helps that Nico rocked the same look back in the day. Those tom holders look interesting. I've primarily played Tama because I fell in love with their '90s hardware. But that tom mount and holder look pretty sweet. Any chance we could see that holder a bit closer? Thanks for posting man.
Thanks for the kind words!
Here are some pics of the tom holder. Its a simple system, which can hold a 16x16“ tom easily.
They have fine or coarse (first production) teeth (2nd pic). And they have memory locks, which helps a lot during the set up.
But these are no free suspended mounting systems.
In my early years I had some experiments with the RIMS system. But this make no sense with that heavy beech shells in square sizes!
With such heavy drums, the sustain is negligible in my opinion.

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IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
How do you find the built in muffling on the BG 2 snare?

Is that the 14x6.5 SQ1 snare? Thinking about which of these snares I should get to go with my SQ1 (when all the issues have been sorted out by Sonor).
I think the first Benny Greb snare was awesome. The new one is cool too, but I find the mufflers to be mostly unnecessary. The snare is already dry to begin with. Why add TWO new mufflers? Seems like overkill.

But hey, the snare sounds amazing, so that's really all that matters. I don't think I'd ever use the mufflers, but if it did, it would never be both at once.
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
How do you find the built in muffling on the BG 2 snare?

Is that the 14x6.5 SQ1 snare? Thinking about which of these snares I should get to go with my SQ1 (when all the issues have been sorted out by Sonor).

I personally love the mufflers. Especially the sheep.
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
I think the first Benny Greb snare was awesome. The new one is cool too, but I find the mufflers to be mostly unnecessary. The snare is already dry to begin with. Why add TWO new mufflers? Seems like overkill.

But hey, the snare sounds amazing, so that's really all that matters. I don't think I'd ever use the mufflers, but if it did, it would never be both at once.

To me it’s not Really the quantity of the mufflers that makes it unique, it’s the difference in the material used. I think the sheep muffle sounds the best to my ears. I just like that I can get 4 different sounds from this snare with out touching a tuning key.

The material portion of each muffler is Velcro and Sonor plans on adding more muffling material options besides the sheep & the felt

I think the BG 2.0 is the best wood snare money can buy personally. I love the tear drop lugs, the snare throw is a huge huge improvement and the bubinga inlay is a nice visual touch.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
They have a Benny greb snare in sale at my store, I might buy it, I really like what is doing... And congrats for the snare, I'm a bit like that with keys, my oldest one dates from 1986, D50 Roland and Tx892 Yamaha... Well, maybe the Oberheim Mateix are older?
 

meshuggah escape plan

Active member
sonor is my all time fav! ever since when I was 18 and working with Jamie Bridges of room with a view studio's in Petaluma ca. {best god damn audio engineer ever} he took me over to Steve Smith's house (yes the Steve Smith of Journey & Vital Information) and I got to see his home set and shoot the breeze with him about drumming. yes, he is sponsored by Sonor, but he said they really are is favorite sound and quality. soon after that I traded in my Ludwig rocker for a Sonor S class! and never looked back... until someone stole that set and sold it behind my back. now I need another set!
 

Road Bull

Silver Member
Thanks for the kind words!
Here are some pics of the tom holder. Its a simple system, which can hold a 16x16“ tom easily.
They have fine or coarse (first production) teeth (2nd pic). And they have memory locks, which helps a lot during the set up.
But these are no free suspended mounting systems.
In my early years I had some experiments with the RIMS system. But this make no sense with that heavy beech shells in square sizes!
With such heavy drums, the sustain is negligible in my opinion.

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Those are some pretty stout tom mounts indeed. Thanks for the pics. They look great.
 

cold fusion

Member
Hey guys!

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

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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
NOT ENOUGH LIKES, awesome collection amigo!
 
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