Any Sonor Drummers here?

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I got an insane deal on a Delite bop kit last year (under $500 with a bunch of hardware/sticks) and I love it. The shells just have a ton of sustain and sound super warm. Between this and my "rock size" Noble and Cooley kit, I think I can cover pretty much any sound I'd need.

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You absolutely stole it! Delites are fantastic. I foolishly sold one a few years back.
 

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Good to “see” you, Frank. I gave up on Facebook for various reasons but have missed the drum pages there for sure. Plus I’m needing a few Champion-era parts so I figured I’d put up a wanted post here on the forum.
 

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SOON!......

I was looking for a Vintage Series 12/14/18 in the new Rosewood finish that seem to be a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but came across what I hope to be a very nice SQ2 with Beech shells :)
 

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SOON!......

I was looking for a Vintage Series 12/14/18 in the new Rosewood finish that seem to be a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but came across what I hope to be a very nice SQ2 with Beech shells :)
Forum member Murat has a 20/12/14 Rosewood Sonor Vintage coming soon . Maybe that would interest you ?
 

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Thanks for the heads-up, NCN! I may still investigate the Vintage Series at some point becuase of their medium-beech shells. The SQ2 with vintage-shells that I bought will be here in a few days. I'll try to post some pics once it arrives.

I've had a Sonor kit on my mind for a long time. LOVE some of the kits that I've seen current players using - mostly in the maple and birch offerrings - but I decided to go for the beech sound, especially in a Jazz config.
 
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After playing Premier, Hayman and Ludwig, I have now played Sonor for over 10 years. To say that I had played Gretsch solidly from 1990 - 2010, means it took something really special to make do the switch. "The Drummer's Drum" & "The Rolls of Drums" were their advertising pitches and neither of those fall short of the mark, truly amazing drums, period! My smile in this photo lends weight to this ;)
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Life long Sonor fan here.
I have had Teardrop, Phonic, Designer and Lites.
Currently have 12tt,13ft,14ft,16bd Phonic Rosewood and a 8tt,12tt,15ft,20bd Scandi Lite.
Those with my 12,14,16,20,24 Gretsch RBs have me covered. No more kits for me!
 

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I bought the Sonor SQ1 set. 8,10,12,14,16, and 22" bass. Love the feel, tone, resonance. Very easy to tune. Great hardware and craftsmanship. Has its own unique sound. Have several other Sonor products. None are less than top notch. My other favorite is Canopus. Very much a level above in both cases.
 

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I bought the Sonor SQ1 set. 8,10,12,14,16, and 22" bass. Love the feel, tone, resonance. Very easy to tune. Great hardware and craftsmanship. Has its own unique sound. Have several other Sonor products. None are less than top notch. My other favorite is Canopus. Very much a level above in both cases.
Are you Steven Paradis from
Rorketon Mb ?
 

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No I am the original Steve Paradis from Goshen Kentucky. ;) I have fathered many children though...
I have old friends with Surname Paradis who have a son Steven. Their multi great relative came to Quebec in the 1600s from France with a group put together by Samuel de Champlain the governor of New France. He founded Quebec City in 1608.
 

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I have old friends with Surname Paradis who have a son Steven. Their multi great relative came to Quebec in the 1600s from France with a group put together by Samuel de Champlain the governor of New France. He founded Quebec City in 1608.
Oh and in Canada your name is pronounced "Paradee"
I worked with an American fellow whose last name was spelled Gauthier. In Canada it's pronounced Goatchay. He could never wrap his mand around that.
Good day eh ?
 

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Oh and in Canada your name is pronounced "Paradee"
I worked with an American fellow whose last name was spelled Gauthier. In Canada it's pronounced Goatchay. He could never wrap his mand around that.
Good day eh ?
Yes Pierre Paradis and his wife Barb Guyone. He first came in 1633, was granted some land on Isle d'Orleon and then went back and got his bride and 13 children! Apparently we breed like mice!
 

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Yes Pierre Paradis and his wife Barb Guyone. He first came in 1633, was granted some land on Isle d'Orleon and then went back and got his bride and 13 children! Apparently we breed like mice!
Tabernac and an haf your Francais so dat is to be expect.
 

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Got bit by the Sonor bug a bit just from the back cover of “If You Want Blood You’ve Got It” back in the late 70’s and totally infected in 1984 at a drum clinic outside Chicago.

I’ve owned SQ2’s, Sonorlites, Designers,Phonics, Champions, Teardrops ( 3 and 6 ply), F2Ks, F1Ks, Sonic Plus, and Performers. I no longer have SQ2s, Lites, or Designers. For snares I have a D505, D508, a 6-1/2x14 Sonic Plus, and a Force 2000 snare I will probably never use.
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