Whenever I think about a new set (on the hour, every hour), I always think about these drums. Instead of repeating the "maple" or "poplar" or "birch" merry-go-round of sets, perhaps it's time for some Sonor beech. With a 24"!
The Sonor teardrops, late 60's to early 70's, had six ply thin shells with no re-rings, similar to Gretsch. They also had lightweight holders and spurs, so the shells could resonate freely. The new Vintage series has heavier spurs and tom holders. They have replicated the shells pretty well, but I suspect that they're thicker. I could be wrong. I played a new Vintage set a while back, and they sounded good, but I could tell a difference.You keep saying that in thread after thread. How exactly are they not the same, shell-wise? No animosity. Just curious.
David, I misunderstood you, but I do agree. I think that the single tom mount is a little silly to be telescoping from the upper assembly into the lower assembly...that should all be just one piece, IMHO.
Exactly, Rob. A one-piece design would be much more efficient, but for whatever reason, they chose the same BD mounting system they use on all their other lines. Sturdy reliable mounts, no doubt, but they kind of clash with streamlined sensibility of the Vintage Series. Since my bass drums are virgin, I use either a flat-base snare stand or the 4000 double cymbal stand.David, I misunderstood you, but I do agree. I think that the single tom mount is a little silly to be telescoping from the upper assembly into the lower assembly...that should all be just one piece, IMHO.
Thank you so very much! I am very excited to play these gorgeous drums!I unpacked and set up a brand new Vintage series kit for Benny Greb when we did a clinic with him a few years back.
The build quality is impeccable and flawless. Beautifully made drums. The drums sound killer, the floor toms were to die for.
Congrats on your purchase Treviso! Great drums.