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
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
Sonor Vintage Series Snare Drum
6.5″ x 14″
White Marine Pearl Finish
Sonor Vintage snare drums feature a new throw off. The ‘Super 50’, a completely redesigned strainer, was inspired by the throw off which was used on the SONOR D-411 and D-412 snares in the 1950’s.
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.
Select Force Series – The cool way to join the professionals
The SONOR Select Force Series is the pinnacle of the new Force range. The Select Series is a set for every drummer: designed especially for advanced and semi-professional drummers, Select Force drum sets can also be an interesting alternative for professional drummers. A wide array of pre-configured sets, components and the very latest features from the professionals’ series make SONOR Select Force sets a real hit!
Select Force Sounds
The 7-layer Canadian maple shells offer uncompromisingly rich and warm sounds, highlight lower pitches and provide balance in the mid-range and treble. Whether in the woodshed, recording studio or on stage, SONOR’s Select Force sets deliver a powerful performance every time.