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T_Weaves

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I've had 6 Sonor kits. I'm down to one now. Delite, Prolite (2), Vintage Series, SQ1, and an SQ2 heavy beech. I recently picked up my 2nd Prolite kit, a 6 pc 22.10.12.14.16 w/ 14x 6 matching snare. I've reassigned the matching snare to spare status. Finish here is Walnut Brown Burst.

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.. for now? You must be cray. You're not selling... are you?
Yup, I'm moving on from them. They're fantastic drums, but just not right for what I need from a kit right now. Plus I just have too many kits, and this is the only one that was purchased used (so I don't get hit on depreciation during selling) and the only one that's "collectible".
 

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Yup, I'm moving on from them. They're fantastic drums, but just not right for what I need from a kit right now. Plus I just have too many kits, and this is the only one that was purchased used (so I don't get hit on depreciation during selling) and the only one that's "collectible".
Wow! I did not see that coming, though I understand moving on from any kit that won't be used that much.

GLWS. I would be very interested but the financial outlay cannot happen right now.
 

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I took a drum lesson from this guy in the late 90s. He was playing this exact same Sonor drum set at the time I think. An S class. He had it set up in his tiny apartment.
 

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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.
Sonor's red oyster is one of the classiest, best looking wrap ever. I have some vintage series in 13 16 22. And there is something VERY special about those beech shells...
 

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One of my favourite snares these days . Sonor Protean 14 x 5.25” Gavin Harrison signature snare . It is incredibly versatile and having the quick change snare wire options is great . I was surprised how much I have enjoyed using the dampening rings as well .
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Here’s a couple more of my Sonor horde. I’ve been playing Sonor’s since 1996.

Cast bronze 4” snare. This I got super cheap because the rims and tension rods were corroded badly. I got real lucky and found a set of NOS sonor copper rims, I mean that’s some dumb luck. A unicorn score. Had to get chrome replacement tension rods. Shell itself was excellent condition.

8/10 inch rosewood phonics. Part of a larger kit.

Scandinavian lite and teardrop rosewoods in storage.
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