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David Hunter

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I find myself drooling at the gorgeous Sonor sets on display here. I thought I'd add the Sonor sets I've owned over the years.

1) Sonor Newport in Walnut Veneer Semi Gloss, 8mm Beech (22/10/12/16)

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2) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (20/10/14 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

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3) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/12/16/18)

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4) Sonor Prolite in Lite Grey Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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5) Sonor Prolite in Ruby Red Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/16 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

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6) Sonor Sunset in Birdseye Red Satin, 8mm Beech (18/12/14 w/ matching 5x14 snare)

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7) Sonor SQ1 in GT Black, 7mm Birch (24/12/13/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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8) Sonor SQ2 in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 6mm Beech (24/13/16/18)

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9) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 6mm Beech (20/12/14 w/ matching 5.75x14 snare)

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10) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 6mm Beech (22/24/13/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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I find myself drooling at the gorgeous Sonor sets on display here. I thought I'd add the Sonor sets I've owned over the years.

1) Sonor Newport in Walnut Veneer Semi Gloss, 8mm Beech (22/10/12/14)

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2) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (20/10/14 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

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3) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/12/16/18)

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4) Sonor Prolite in Lite Grey Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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5) Sonor Prolite in Ruby Red Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/16 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

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6) Sonor Sunset in Birdseye Red Satin, 8mm Beech (18/12/14 w/ matching 5x14 snare)

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7) Sonor SQ1 in GT Black, 7mm Birch (24/12/13/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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8) Sonor SQ2 in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 6mm Beech (24/13/16/18)

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9) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 20/12/14 w/ matching 5.75x14 snare)

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10) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 22/24/13/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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Woah! Are you a Sonor dealer?
 

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I've also owned a few Ascent sets, as well. They were great drums!

1) Sonor Ascent Jazz in Burnt Fade Lacquer, 8mm Beech (18/12/14 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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2) Sonor Ascent Jazz in Creme White w/ Black Nickel hardware, 8mm Beech (18/12/14)

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3) Sonor Ascent Stage 3 in Ebony Stripe Lacquer, 8mm Beech (22/1012/16 w/ matching 5.5x14 snare)

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I've also owned a few Ascent sets, as well. They were great drums!

1) Sonor Ascent Jazz in Burnt Fade Lacquer, 8mm Beech (18/12/14 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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2) Sonor Ascent Jazz in Creme White w/ Black Nickel hardware, 8mm Beech (18/12/14)

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3) Sonor Ascent Stage 3 in Ebony Stripe Lacquer, 8mm Beech (22/1012/16 w/ matching 5.5x14 snare)

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I Love the Ascent series, aside from the snares, they may be my favorite series.
 

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I Love the Ascent series, aside from the snares, they may be my favorite series.
Agreed, Steech. They were beautifully made, relatively inexpensive, and were usually offered with both matching snare and a full set of heavy duty 400 Series hardware. It's a real shame they didn't catch on. Sonor sometimes shoots themselves in the foot marketability-wise.
 

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Agreed, Steech. They were beautifully made, relatively inexpensive, and were usually offered with both matching snare and a full set of heavy duty 400 Series hardware. It's a real shame they didn't catch on. Sonor sometimes shoots themselves in the foot marketability-wise.
Yup 100%
 

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Some amazing kits here!

First serious new drumset was a Force 3003 in white sparkle, 10/12/14/16/22/snare.

Sold it when I needed space and was into other size drums.

Found a 5x14 rosewood in/out champion snare on tour in Europe in 2014 and that got me excited about Sonor.

A couple years later, I was on a quest to find a really great bop kit that wasn't Gretsch, and picked up a 12/14/18 beech finish late Champion. They worked wonderfully for the music I was playing at that time.

Maybe a year ago, I picked up a 10/12/13/14/16/22 rosewood Lite kit. Incredible drums. I don't play them as much as I'd like, but when I get to, they're pretty mindblowing, and the kind of Sonor kit I dreamed of as a young kid, watching videos of Chester Thompson and deJohnette.
 

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I find myself drooling at the gorgeous Sonor sets on display here. I thought I'd add the Sonor sets I've owned over the years.

1) Sonor Newport in Walnut Veneer Semi Gloss, 8mm Beech (22/10/12/14)

View attachment 575364

2) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (20/10/14 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

View attachment 575365

3) Sonor Prolite in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/12/16/18)

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4) Sonor Prolite in Lite Grey Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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5) Sonor Prolite in Ruby Red Gloss, 4mm Maple (22/10/12/16 w/ matching 6x14 snare)

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6) Sonor Sunset in Birdseye Red Satin, 8mm Beech (18/12/14 w/ matching 5x14 snare)

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7) Sonor SQ1 in GT Black, 7mm Birch (24/12/13/14/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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8) Sonor SQ2 in Walnut Brown Burst Gloss, 6mm Beech (24/13/16/18)

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9) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 20/12/14 w/ matching 5.75x14 snare)

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10) Sonor Vintage Series in Vintage Natural, 22/24/13/16 w/ matching 6.5x14 snare)

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OMG. I thought I was the sonor king…
 

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“Sonor sometimes shoots themselves in the foot marketability-wise.” @David Hunter

Can you say Force? No other word in the Sonor lexicon is more confusing and controversial then the word Force imho.

Force
Force Custom
Force 2000
Force 3000
Force Maple
Force 1000
Force 2001
Force 2003
Force 2005
Force 3001
Force 3003
Force 3005
Force 1003
Force 1005
Force 503
Force 505
Force 2007
Force 3007
Force 1007
Force 507
Select Force
Smart Force
Essential Force
Smart Force Extended

That’s 20 plus individual kit models with the word Force in it and I bet I missed some.

Marketing genius at work……
 

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I thought I'd add the Sonor sets I've owned over the years.

Looks like you had every version of Sonor shell pretty much...... So for TOMS....... What is your favorite from thin , thin with rings , medium , heavy ??
 

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Bill Krutzman just put this picture on his Facebook because today would’ve been Jerry Garcia‘s 80th birthday. Looks like some Rosewood Sonors?
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Aug 1st, yesterday marked 80

Yep they had matching gold badge 1875 - 1975 rosewood inside out Phonics for a good 10 years into the mid 80s

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OMG. I thought I was the sonor king…
You still are... I've sold them all. :)
Looks like you had every version of Sonor shell pretty much...... So for TOMS....... What is your favorite from thin , thin with rings , medium , heavy ??
They were all great, but personally, I especially loved the thin Vintage Maple shells with the rerings. They could do it all. 2nd choice would probably be Medium Beech.
which or if any do you own now @David Hunter
All gone. I had my fun with the higher end stuff, but I think I've comfortably settled into my Ludwigs for the remainder of my gigging career. To be honest, I was always nervous when bringing out the German Sonors. I just never knew what to expect (tiny stage? rowdy crowds? outdoors?, etc.) I didn't want to end up owning a drum museum, so I decided to start selling rather than stare at them in the corner of a drum room. Fantastic drums, but I'm equally happy with the Ludwigs.
 
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Top: My Iridium Diamond Ascents at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. They look great under the lights.

Below: My SQ2s in Redwine Dunes - the day I got em home...didnt have a clamp/holder for the 8" tom.

Not shown: S Classix in White Oyster Pearl...theyre at a studio across town.

All kits are 8/10/12/14/16/22

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