Sonor Vintage vs SQ2 Thin/Medium Beech

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I’d go with the SQ2 trade as you can always dial in the tone for other sounds (to a degree), but with a VS, it’ll be tougher to make it sound modern.

It depends on what you need from the kit.
I agree with this. I think you’ll have more tonal options with the SQ2 medium beech than with the SV series.
 

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Like to hear this set up Steech 22

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What is that Cymbal on the left? Dark?..Zildjian.
 

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Like to hear this set up Steech 22

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Hey @JDA i actually put this one up for consignment at Steve Maxwell’s a couple of weeks ago as I’m moving some gear around and received a Sonor Vintage Series kit to replace it.

That SQ2 was great: thin beech toms (10/12) and medium beech floor tom and kick (14x14, 15x20). Cymbals are gone as well. I’ve been going through a ton of gear of late and it all sells pretty quickly so I’m not losing too much cash in the end.

Are you looking at SQ2s or just curious about this one?
 

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What is that Cymbal on the left? Dark?..Zildjian.
Cymbals are/were (from left to right)
15” Murat Diril Sherazade hats
22” Zildjian K Dark Medium Ride
22” Istanbul Agop Dark Ride
15” Paragon Marlin effects crash under a 10” Meinl HCS filter china
20” Paiste Masters Dark Crash/Ride
 

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22 K medium Dark on the left. Awesome. I thought it could be a Dark medium..
i actually put this one up for consignment at Steve Maxwell’s a couple of weeks ago as I’m moving some gear around and received a Sonor Vintage Series kit to replace it.
Far out; what's the Sonor Vintage Look like..
 

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22 K medium Dark on the left. Awesome. I thought it could be a Dark medium..

Far out; what's the Sonor Vintage Look like..
I added a black 10” Sonor Ascent tom that sorta kinda matches. Might be my favorite line of Sonor drums. Sad that they discontinued them about 10 years ago. When I was 12.
 
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As a Sonor Vintage Series owner, I will tell you that I just love these drums. Initially, I just didn't like the aesthetics of the drums, i.e., offset lugs, finishes, etc... They just didn't grab my attention early on. On the other hand, SQ2 drums are totally eye candy for me I have played and seen many SQ2 kits and they are just exquisite in every way. Totally custom, whatever you want and floats your boat. That said, I love what the Vintage Series delivers, the entire vibe of the drums, that incredibly lush low end that they deliver, and finally, the feel of those drums with those vintage edges. Seeing one in person and getting to play them instantly converted me. I don't know why I didn't like them aesthetically initially, but seeing them in person and playing them changed my mind instantly. I can't imagine really looking for or needing anything different.
What I don't like about the vintage series are the some of the tom sizes, specifically an 8x13 rack tom and 14x12 and 16x14 floor tom sizes...I am just a traditional tom size guy, especially a traditional floor tom size lover: 14x14, 16x16 is what those drums should be, IMHO. I would love to have a 14" floor tom, but I just won't own a squatty 14x12 floor tom ever again. That's the only downside to the entire line. Sonically, I just don't know how much better or more pleasing a set of drums can be. Sonor hit it out of the park with this line in every way. The newest finishes add something great to the lineup as well. Something for everyone.
 

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I’m really curious to try out some Sonor Vintage drums ..
Although none of the color choices appeal to me greatly …
I have a swatch of my dream wrap .
Think I could send the wrap to Germany ?

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I’m brand new to this forum so please be kind

Cymbals are/were (from left to right)
15” Murat Diril Sherazade hats
22” Zildjian K Dark Medium Ride
22” Istanbul Agop Dark Ride
15” Paragon Marlin effects crash under a 10” Meinl HCS filter china
20” Paiste Masters Dark Crash/Ride
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I added a black 10” Sonor Ascent tom that sorta kinda matches. Might be my favorite line of Sonor drums. Sad that they discontinued them about 10 years ago. When I was 12.
Like to hear this set up Steech 22

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It looks like enough equipment there to make a Sound File.

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see headphones

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too bad we didn't get to hear these.. Never saw a Sonor look like that.

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I know it's possible just never saw anyone on the Forum post that had - the two finish inside-out- Quite like those.


like to have heard maybe you have an old file somewhere

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Is that some type of Rehearsal Room or what is that?
Wow. Replying to all of your posts here:
1. The SQ2 kit was a Stratawood high gloss external finish with a Tiger internal finish.

2. Yes I keep my drums in a rehearsal and recording studio and set them up each time as they are kept in storage

3. I do not have or use any recording equipment when I practice, that would need to be rented and is something I have not done.

4. I’m a hobbyist at this point and do not play in a band and do not record what I practice.

5. I think it might be best for you to look for demos of the Sonor Vjntage Series kit, I can look for some online that sound like the way I hear them when I play.
 


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