Little Bad Kit Porn

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And from the mysterious East, a little fiberglass powerhouse: 8x18, 4x8, 4x10, 4x13 + 4x12 snare. Bass drum is flown off the rack with a Mapex riser.
 

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kerope,

Concerning your D500, something to keep in the back of your mind - Puresound Super 30's. :evil:

Glad your new kit meets with your approval.
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Royal Ace,

What, no love for the D420?
Its a "bop" kit, why not give it a "bop" snare drum?! ;)




Elvis
Elvis - both my Sonor snares have the factory fitted Sonor snares.
They sound pretty good for over 30 years of use



I have PS on most of my snares and I see no reason why these two
won't soon be equipped this way.
 

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Royal Ace,

Sorry, missed your point.
I see what you're getting at now, though.
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kerope,

Was just a suggestion.
Whatever you decide.





Elvis
 

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This is a early 60's maybe 1963 Rogers Headliner set with B&B lugs & an early B&B Powertone snare in beautiful Champagne Sparkle. 20-12-14 5X14.
 

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I've got a few "little" kicks:

Here's my Tama Starclassic Performer in Amber Gold. 10, 12, 14, 16, and 20 kick.


1964 Ludwig OBP.


My beloved '58 WFLs, the first drum set I ever played (not counting the Bugs Bunny kit I got when I was a kid).


Phattie cocktail kit. 16" of woomph.


And, my regular gigging kit: Big Pink, as he's affectionately known. Only stands on the ground are the throne, snare, and hihat. (And, I even have a rig to float a snare off the hihat, but I don't really use it as I like to change out snares frequently.)
 

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I love bad little kits! Especially when they are Rogers. From Blue Sparkle Pearl, Green Sparkle Pearl, Red Sparkle Pearl, Steel Gray Ripple Peal, Wine Red Ripple Pearl too! Blue sparkle 20/12/14 w/ matching bongos, Green sparkle 20/12/16, Red sparkle 20/12/13/16, Steel gray ripple 20/12/14, Wine red ripple 18/12/14, Red sparkle 20/12/16. They are all my fav lil azz kickerz.
 

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Wine red ripple is just the sexiest! I love that finish. Onyx and Ripple are the Rogers of Rogers wraps.
 

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20/12/10x14 (Orphan mounted tom in the FT position. The other two are parts of an early 70's "Rock Duo").





Yes, the RIMS do ruin the look but improve the sound and don't crack the wrap...
 

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Just to add to the fray.

Slingy:20,12,16
Gretsch:20,20,12,12,16,6.5
Rogers:20,12,16, with matching Powertone
 

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1958 Slingerland kit with matching 1-ply RK. 12/14/20.
 

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Ok, here is my 1968 Yamaha (20, 13, 16, 14sn). It's like new. And the Hayman that's on the work bench as we speak - 18, 12, 13, 14 , 14sn.
 

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Ok, here is my 1968 Yamaha (20, 13, 16, 14sn). It's like new. And the Hayman that's on the work bench as we speak - 18, 12, 13, 14 , 14sn.
damn thats a mighty fine yammie
 

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Ron - these beauties have been in my music room all week and I have had a lot of fun playing them.


I have since put the Coated G2 on the floor tom and a Remo Vintage A on the D500.

Toms are full and round without any sloppy feel to them and the bass drum is to die
for!!!!! Man, I am soooooo loving this Bass Drum!!!!

This is my first experience of an 18x14 bass drum and it just sounds and feels so "right"!!

Very easy to control feathering and plenty of punch when I dig in! Can't say enough about this.

I am warming to the D500 - to be fair I have a Remo Fiberskyn on my D505 and that works, so well.

I am off to my local store to get a FS for the D500, as there is some added snap to this drum from
it's slightly shallower depth.

I am still staggered that despite the attention my kit got from the Sonor Museum Geeks, I was the
only bidder for what I consider an amazing drum kit and at such a good price.

This is my first Sonor kit and while I have no intention of acquiring more drum kits , there may be
an anniversary badge D505 creeping into my collection in the not so distant future!
Kerope,

Since you already have a D500 and D505 I would urge you to get a D516.
I think you'd find the D516 sonically more in keeping with the kit. Those metal drums are LOUD!

If I could keep only one of my 14 beautiful snare drums... which include 3 Radio Kings, 3 RB Gretsch, 2 L&L Broadways, 4 Premiers ( 2 Royal Aces, a 2000 (my only metal snare) and 2005).... it would be my Phonic D516 reissue!
I play it with the factory mounted Remo Ambs and I wouldn't think of mounting any other heads on it.
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Ron

I like the idea of getting each of the FM snares (inc the dual strainer) and the Natural Beech
wood shell variations, in the Anniversary Badge. Just my mild OCD coming out already!?! :???:

Your kit looks so stunning and I'm sure your head choice works well for you. I'm beginning to
think that this era Sonor would be hard put to sound bad with any decent head combination.
I may try FB Ambos on the 12 and 14? :idea1: Stranger things have happened :unsure: :-D:-D:-D:-D

Cheers
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As this thread has come alive again, I have some updated news on my Sonor Bop Kit.

Ron, I now have - thanks to our own Sonorholic - a Natural Beech 516 with FM hoops!

I can see what you mean about these 9ply Beech shells - magnificent! A great snare!

Also, I now have D500, D505,D506 & D508!! All in Ferro Manganese, plus D420 with
Imperial lugs:

Sonor D420

Just check out how well that 506 matches the kit, who'd have thought I would have the
matching snare and four more FM snares in just three months? Well there you go!!
 

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My rule of thumb in these cases - If the drummer is known to be of average "proportions", and you can clearly see his/her knee over top the bass drum, its an 18.
That's why I think I made a mistake in the Mick Avory pic I posted earlier (me thinks its actually 20-13-16).
Looks like a 16" floor tom, too, as it appears to fairly "large", in comparison to the BD and it also seems to be of larger diameter than the snare drum (from what I can see in the pic).

My guess: 18-12-16-14x5 (sd appears to be aluminum with matte finish).



Elvis
I think you'll find that's a 22" BD that Mick Avory is playing as it's got 10 Lugs on it. 20s have 8 lugs.
 

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