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"I 'ate you Amazon. I'll get you Amazon, if it's the last thing I ever do!"

:-D :lol:

Man, that sucks, but that was one of the funniest shows that was ever on television.
On the Buses, Mad About You and The Dave Allen Show. All absolutely hilarious, as far as I'm concerned.


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WELL NOW ........... I can add my latest acquisition,

a kit to which I have intimated earlier in this thread.


I'm a very happy camper and will be picking these

up on Sunday the 13th December.


They are my Xmas present to myself.


Why so? . . . . . . . Because I'm worth it!!!


:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


Sonor Bop Kit
$1,256, USD, including a Phonic snare! That's an unbelievable score! I feel sorry for the seller. :unsure: :lol: You're a lucky devil! :occasion5:

I've been playing the very same drum set for 25 years.. though I acquired mine w/o a snare drum... and I'm still knocked out by their quality!
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I switched the BD hoops from metal to maple for a warmer, rounder tone 5 years ago.. still packs a wallop though!
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Royal Ace,

That's a sweet little kit you have.
Stats?...and what are the cymbals seen in the pic?



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Ron

I agree with you on the pricing. I genuinely thought this was going to go into four figures.!

(English 4 figs = $1500 plus!!)

I have been lusting after a bop kit for ages and this time tomorrow, I'll be picking them up.
 

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Royal Ace,

That's a sweet little kit you have.
Stats?...and what are the cymbals seen in the pic?



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Thanks Elvis... you are a man of discernment! :wink:
Stats? Classic sizes; 18x14, 12x8, 14x14... same as Kerope's, I presume.

I cant recall exactly which cymbals are in that pic because I switch around between a 20" 50s K, a 21" Mel Lewis Agop, a few different 20" Bosphoruses and 20" Paiste Traditionals. Hats are 13" 50s Zildians ( very thin) or 14" new beats.
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Ron

I was thinking how those metal hoops might affect the sound.

Think I'll keep my eyes peeled for some maple hoops ......

The contrast in finishes between hoops and shell is smart!!
 

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Ron

I was thinking how those metal hoops might affect the sound.

Think I'll keep my eyes peeled for some maple hoops ......

The contrast in finishes between hoops and shell is smart!!
Kerope,

I play acoustic jazz mostly in trio and quartet settings. The phonics really project. I play my BD totally open... no dampening... with coated Ambs on both sides.
I do prefer the warmer, rounder timbre the maple hoops provide.

I've recently begun using the Vater Vintage Bomber beater: http://www.vater.com/newproducts/product.cfm?M=281

Elvin might not have gone for it :unsure: <_< , but it suits my sound.
It delivers a full, round "whamp" I use it with my other two BDs as well; 20" Gretsch 3-ply w/ calf and 18x12" Premier w/ Fiberskyn Batter, original Premier coated reso.

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Royal Ace,

That's a sweet little kit you have.
Stats?...and what are the cymbals seen in the pic?



Elvis
Thanks Elvis... you are a man of discernment! :wink:
Stats? Classic sizes; 18x14, 12x8, 14x14... same as Kerope's, I presume.

I cant recall exactly which cymbals are in that pic because I switch around between a 20" 50s K, a 21" Mel Lewis Agop, a few different 20" Bosphoruses and 20" Paiste Traditionals. Hats are 13" 50s Zildians ( very thin) or 14" new beats.
Ron
Ron,

That's quite the pallet to choose from (cymbals).
Thanks for filling in the blanks.
BTW, I hear those vintage bomber beaters work very nicely. I use something similar on my Ludwig kit. "Whamp" is a very good descriptive of how those types of beaters effect the sound of the bass drum.



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WELL NOW ........... I can add my latest acquisition,

a kit to which I have intimated earlier in this thread.


I'm a very happy camper and will be picking these

up on Sunday the 13th December.


They are my Xmas present to myself.


Why so? . . . . . . . Because I'm worth it!!!


:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


Sonor Bop Kit
$1,256, USD, including a Phonic snare! That's an unbelievable score! I feel sorry for the seller. :unsure: :lol: You're a lucky devil! :occasion5:

I've been playing the very same drum set for 25 years.. though I acquired mine w/o a snare drum... and I'm still knocked out by their quality!
View attachment 86361
I switched the BD hoops from metal to maple for a warmer, rounder tone 5 years ago.. still packs a wallop though!
Ron
Ron - these beauties have been in my music room all week and I have had a lot of fun playing them.

Heads they came with:

18x14: Original Sonor clear Logo Resonant; Evans EC2 clear batter

12x8: Original (?) clear Reso; Evans G2 Coated Batter

14x14: Original (?) clear Reso; Evans Reverse Power Dot Batter

D500: Original (?) clear Reso; Coated G2 Batter

They sound phenomenal, even given the odd head layout!

I assumed that the 14" heads were "switched" when putting together for sale?

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!
 

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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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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?! ;)




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Royal Ace,

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


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Billy Higgins, one of my main inspirations... among others... played bop on a deep snare drum. :cool: :lol:
I wanted to make the point that if I could only have one snare, the D516 would be the one. :notworthy:
I do have this pre-Phonic relic. It's nice, but not in the same league!.
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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.
View attachment 87430
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
:occasion5:
 


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