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JDA

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gretsch has one Ludwig has one now Sonor has one. And every make should have a dedicated thread of it's own for fun games and reference (always thought so) May it last forever well into the future or for when archivists dig up the old internet.

I'll start off with one of their greatest endorsees you do what ever after
Go.



28:20 is the solo feature but don't miss the fills of Shiny Stockings at 3:30)
Sonny Payne was the Carl Palmer of his day (in more ways than one)
and Turquoise Sparkle matched the band leaders jacket.
 
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In 1980 I came into some money, and bought a new kit. Sonor came in 2nd to Gretsch, by a small margin. So, I'm out. :)

I did really like this finish though.
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When I was a kid, I lived walking distance from the drum shop owned and operated by Bill Zickos. Yep. THAT Bill Zickos. At the time, he wasn't yet a manufacturer of clear acrylic drums. He was a small shop with a teaching studio, and maybe the only Sonor dealer in Kansas City. And pretty much all of his students came away playing Sonor drums. I was not one of his students, so I did not. But I really admired those drums belonging to my friends. Pretty much all my life, I lusted after Sonor drums in one fashion or another, but the root of that lust was the beech shells of the '60s that I first fell for.

Cut to last fall, 2021. I walk into my LDS, and see... these. Boy howdy. It was love. Came back a couple of times, under the excuse of "I need a new head for my snare..." or "I wonder if they got in any Regal Tips?". Hint: they didn't. Anyway, I went in one more time, hoping they were still there... or that they were gone... and there they were. Priced right. So they came home with me. 22/13/16. Next thing I know, I'm prowling around the interwebs looking for a matching snare at a great price. Didn't find that, but I DID find the same kit in a west coast shop, but in 20/12/14. Same wrap, same tom mount. Made a bid, made a deal.

Now I have a beautiful shell bank of those same '60s-style beech shells that I fell in love with in the late '60s, in 22/20/12/13/14/16. I can pretty much cover anything I come up against with these drums. And I'm listing my beloved Classic Maples. Keeping my 1982 DWs though.
 

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I have my eye on a used sonar kit at a local drum store...this thread gives me even more gumption to go pick it up
 

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I think it is African Marble with a Candy Apple Red Burst. It is not a standard finish on the catalogues or the configurator, you special order it. 5% or so more...
Wow, it’s really beautiful.
 

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What ever happened to the Sonor Museum site?
Some real characters there.
I remember reading the owner allegedly skipped out on paying back some loans.
 

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Here’s my stuff. I used to have a stunning Delite kit in Birdseye Amber but foolishly sold it a few years back.
 

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