Craviotto 6 1/2″ x 14″ Stacked Solid Snare Drum
Walnut – Maple – Walnut Shell
45 degree bearing edges
SONOR, proudly celebrating a tradition of 140 years of excellence has announced the launch of the Limited Edition One of a Kind snare drums to be introduced at Winter NAMM 2015. These limited drums are the top of the line of the SONOR snare program and honour the long tradition of exiting veneers and innovative instruments within the company’s history.
Each series features an extremely limited run of special designed snare drums with spectacular natural grown veneers and new shell designs. For each edition a certain tree has been selected with the goal in mind to only use the most exiting parts of the grain and set them to perfectly set vertical grain patterns. Vertical outside veneer grains have been introduced through SONOR in 1973 and are the companies trademark ever since.
All veneers are sourced at specialized suppliers in Germany, which guarantee that these trees come from environment friendly sources and are exported/ imported legally.
The instruments badges highlight laser cut mallet shaped logos, made out of the same veneer that is used on the snares itself.
Each One Of A Kind snare drum is delivered in a hard case, made to SONOR’s specification and includes a personal ‘welcome to the SONOR family’ package.
ONE OF A KIND SNARE DRUM – Macassar Ebony (lat: diopyros celecica)
Edition volume: 80 snare drums
Shell Sizes – 14″ x 6,5″
Shells – Hand selected German Beech, 12 plies/ 8 mm thickness
Bearing Edges – modern 45 degrees
Finish – The snare features a gorgeous high gloss lacquered Macassar Ebony veneer and chrome plated fittings
Badge – One of a Kind badge with laser cut mallet shaped logo in Macassar Ebony veneer, 1 out of 80
Hoops – Die Cast hoops on top and bottom. The bottom hoop has an open bridge design to fully benefit the Dual Glide System
Snare Strainer – Dual Glide Snare System
Snare Wires – 24-strand bronze wires, handmade in Germany
The Lugs – Classic Phonic lugs with internal Tune Safe
Drumheads made by REMO USA – Remo Ambassador coated/ Ambassador Snare Resonance
Exclusive Packaging – includes a unique “One of a Kind” case, made by Hardcase UK and a personal ‘welcome to the SONOR family’ package
The Zelkova hollowed snare drum is CANOPUS’ flagship model. In the primary development process we first experimented with traditional drum crafting theory.Originally we cut the drum’s edge at an angle of 45 degrees on both the inside and outside of the drum’s shell. Our first try was insufficient in resonance and was rather dull in regards to the drum’s sensitivity.
We continued to experiment with several different edge angles. Including 70. 60 and 60 degrees. After our trials and errors. we have finally completed an unprecedented edge shaping process. The end result is a hand crafted snare drum with maximam resonance and a delicate yet fat sound with sharp response.
Our new edge shaping is very sharp. This overturns existing edge shaping theory. What we learned through comprehensive. In order to pull the best potential sound out of the drum. the edge shaping must be determined by the material. thickness and structure of the shell. These lessons learned contributed to establish the framework for CANOPUS’ development policy. These encounters have shaped our attitude towards the drum crafting process. Accordingly. when we are engaged in oour drums and accessory development project we doubt the widely accepted drum production theoly from the fundamental level.
Many collectors prize Craviotto drums. We’re flattered. Craviotto Custom Shop drums are unique, featuring extraordinary rare or figured woods, special finishes, and custom sizes. The Craviotto Lake Superior maple and birch Diamond Tube Lug Edition snares, presented by Drum Workshop, became modern legends. The stunning birdseye maple, rich real mahogany, vibrant cherry, and bold ash of the Craviotto Diamond Tube Lug Edition drums makes each a visual treat. But all Craviotto drums are made to be played, with fittings built to Johnny’s exacting, “working drummer” specifications, and supplied with throwoffs, such as the Trick GS 007 and the Dunnett R Class, that are sturdy, swift, silent, and state-of-the-art. Craviotto drums combine the best of vintage sound and classic design with modern durability. Craviotto Diamond Cast Series snares take the working drummer ethic to the highest level. Works of art? Yes. Delicate flowers? Absolutely not. Craviotto Diamond Cast Seriess feature One piece Eastern hard rock maple shells for rock solid sound and reliability, matching reinforcing rings, Remo Ambassador heads, Craviotto Diamond Cast Lugs and custom snares, Trick GS007 throw-off, sturdy gig bag, key-and a spare head and set of sticks. These drums live to gig, and are priced with working musicians in mind. Definitely NOT for display purposes only.
Since 2004, drumming scene’s shooting star Benny Greb is part of the SONOR family. Says Benny: “For me as an artist it is key to embrace both tradition and innovation, and the guys at the Sonor drum company do that same thing. I feel close to people that love what they do and who are dedicated to quality. That’s why I feel close to the Sonor Company.”
Benny can be found playing with an assortment of musicians, all demanding his tasteful and immaculate playing style. You will find him in rock settings, laying down a ferocious backbeat with both Stoppok and The Ron Spielman Trio, in jazz with the aptly titled Benny Greb Brass Band.
Early 2010, SONOR and Benny begun working on a very special Snare Drum, Benny’s very own Signature model that is as versatile and musical as Benny himself. Benny favors Beech, and that’s what gives the drum its transparency, warmth and a wide tuning range with a fat sound. The beautiful outer veneer is Scandinavian Birch that adds a timeless look to the drum. But it wouldn’t be Benny without adding something very special. The personalized Benny Greb badge shows his unique “Cartoon-head”, and a soft rubber ring is being applied to the shell.
“IN ALL OF MY RECENT RECORDINGS YOU CAN HEAR THE HUGE SOUND AND VERSATILITY OF THIS GREAT INSTRUMENT. I’M HAPPY TO SHARE THIS SOUND NOW WITH YOU. HAVE FUN WITH IT!” Benny Greb
Ludwig Hammered Brass Snare Drum
6.5″ x 14″
Having a similar sonic quality to the Black Beauty but at a higher pitch, Ludwig’s 5×14″ and 6.5×14″ Brass models are hammered using the same process as Ludwig Timpani to expand their playable range. Though each has a similar hammering pattern, no two are exactly alike and vary slightly in tonality. Choose from 5″x14″ and 6.5″x14″ models.
We have achieved the perfect balance between the pleasant, vintage sound of the 1960’s and the expectations of modern snare design. Its profound core sound match the wide range of music genres heard today. Wider tuning range is an attraction of NV60-M1, which one is unlikely to find from Vintage drums.
ProLite Serie – the new trend-setting series from SONOR
The heritage of over 135 years of Drum making experience meets the passion, knowledge and creativity of SONOR’s international team of design engineers, professional players, distributors and retailers. Using only the finest hand-picked wood selections from eco-friendly resources, precision metal components, and a superior lacquering
process, each Drum is a piece of art. Made and assembled with care to meet advanced demands and set the bar for professional drums, ProLite combines superior tone, leading-edge design, function and precision to deliver the perfect tools for your musical inspirations. The perfect match for your gig, no matter what style you play!
SONOR ProLite Sound
The core of the ProLite series is the sound spectrum provided by the extremely thin Vintage Maple shells with reinforcement ring. These provide an unmistakably open sound and an enormously wide tuning range for practically all styles of music. SONOR’s Vintage Maple shell is characterized by a soft, warm tone that highlights the lower pitches and provides balance in the mid-range and treble, without sacrificing projection and power.
Our drums start from wood. Not round, perfectly formed pre-fabricated shells, but flat sheets of the most beautiful, perfect wood one can acquire. These same sheets could have been used to make a couch or a cabinet, a desk or a door. And in the right hands it would have been the best couch, cabinet, desk or door you could find. That’s not what we do at C&C Drum Company though. At C&C, we make the best shells you can find from those sheets of wood. We cut, glue, pressure mold, sand and route every shell we make, and if it’s not perfect we start over. It’s as simple as that. We do it because we care about the drums we make, just as much as you care about the drums you play.
All USA Custom Series wood snare drums feature legendary 6-ply Gretsch maple shells and are available in a wide variety of sizes, finishes, snare throw-offs and other options. Finish options are Nitron Covered, High-Gloss Lacquer, or Satin Lacquer. Throw-off options are the classic Gretsch Lightning or the contemporary designed throw-offs by Dunnet. All wood snares feature chrome hardware with Die Cast Hoops and 20-strand steel Gretsch snare wires. 6.5×14 snares are available in 10, 16, or 20 lug configurations. Gretsch’s proprietary snare bed is cut into all wood drums to maximize snare articulation and response. Our classic key holder and tone control options are available, as they have been for over 50 years.
Gretsch Brooklyn series metal snare drums add another professional and distinctive voice to the Gretsch snare line up. All shells include Gretsch “302” 3mm/double-flanged hoops, Lightning throw off and butt plate, “Snap-in” drum key holder, 20-strand snare wire and Gretsch Permatone drum heads. The brass shells resonate with classic, musical tones and are extremely versatile. The “302” hoops provide a timbre that is more open and ambient than traditional Gretsch die-cast hoops.
Ludwig Patrick Carney Salesman Snare Drum
6.5″ x 14″
Created in the 50’s and 60’s for traveling road reps, the ‘Salesman Sparkle’ kit was a rare showpiece for Ludwig’s rainbow of available finishes. Re-imagined with Classic Maple Shells for the modern arena stage by Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, the New Salesman kit reflects the classic styling of the original with modern sonic thunder.
7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple.
Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range, and sharp attack make it the ideal choice for live performance. Yet Classic Maple’s 7-ply shell is crafted to respond to the player and environment quickly, making it adaptable to any playing style or preference.
Each drum’s bearing edge is cut to a 45-degree angle within 1/16″ from the outside edge. This sharp edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman’s touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.
Classic Maple’s standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through our proprietary RFST molding process.
To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our original bladder molds, R.F.S.T.’s unique bonding system -combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the “Ludwig Sound” in every shell we make.