Sonor adds new vintage finish, snares and clamps to catalogue Sonor Vintage series rewarded 'Product Excellence Award' For 2016, Sonor announced the addition of a new finish, a bass drum mounting bracket and matching tom holders to their award winning Vintage series. Also added are two One of a Kind snare drums, an Artist Series Snare drum and six new clamps and holders. A lot of new from Germany, and the company can also add the 'Product Excellence Award' of Music Inc. magazine to their trophy cabinet. During the 2015 NAMM show Sonor already received the 'Best In Show' award for the new Vintage Series. And this year, they added the original Red Oyster finish to the line. Sonor product manager Frank Boestfleisch takes you through all the new in three videos.

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New original Vintage series Red Oyster finish
The classic Red Oyster wrap - already used by Sonor back in the 1950s and 1960s - is added to the existing range of colors (semi gloss lacquered Vintage Natural and Vintage Onyx, Vintage Pearl wrap).

Vintage bass drum bracket
Vintage bass drums and shell sets are now available with the re-issue of the classic iron-shape bracket, which fits all Sonor single- and double-tomholder. The new bracket is available for all single bass drums (18" / 20" / 22" / 24"), as well as the Three20 and Three22 pre-configured shell kits.

Vintage Series tom holders
Also new are two tom holders: a single and double tom holder, based on the 600 Series of Hardware. Sonor already added a flatbase Boom Stand and Snare Stand in their 2000 Lightweight Series of Hardware in 2014.

One of a Kind Poisonwood and Pacific Walnut Burl
In 2016 Sonor introduced the One of a Kind Poisonwood and Pacific Walnut Burl snare drums at NAMM 2016. These limited drums are the very top of the line of the Sonor snare program.

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 a 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.

Pacific Walnut Burl 14"x7"
  • German Beech shell, 10 mm / 15 plies
  • 45° bearing edge
  • Single lugs (10 each side)
  • Die Cast Hoops (Dual Glide System)
  • Dual Glide System snare strainer
  • 10 single lugs each side
  • Includes exclusive One Of A Kind Snare Drum case made by Hardcase
  • Limited to only 50 pcs. worldwide
  • Made in Germany
  • Includes Certificate and "Welcome Box"
  • [11181625 OOAK 16 1407 SDWD CBE Pacific Walnut Burl]
Poisonwood 14"x6"
  • North American Maple shell, 12 mm / 18 plies
  • 45° bearing edge
  • Double lugs (10)
  • Die Cast Hoops (Dual Glide System)
  • Dual Glide System snare strainer
  • Includes exclusive One Of A Kind Snare Drum case made by Hardcase
  • Limited to only 80 pc. worldwide
  • Made in Germany
  • Includes Certificate and "Welcome Box"
  • [11181727 OOAK 16 1406 SDWD CM Poisonwood]
Sonor Artist Series Snaredrum
Sonor showcased a new version of the famous Artist Series Earth model at Winter NAMM 2016. This snare drum has a core of 27 ply (26 mm) Beech shell. It was introduced over 10 years ago, and for 2016 it received a major overhaul in design and now features the high gloss "Tineo" veneer, along with chrome hardware.
  • 27-ply / 26 mm thick Beech shell
  • Chrome hardware
  • 16 tension rods
  • Dual Glide snare strainer
  • High Gloss “TINEO” veneer
  • Made in Germany
  • AS 16 1305 TI SDW 13“ x 5“ Beech
  • 28 plys = 27 mm
  • TI = Tineo
Clamps
Sonor introduced six new clamps and holders for drummers and percussionists at Winter NAMM 2016. All clamps are fitted with soft 'RPS' Rubber Protection System inserts to prevent dents and scratches on stands.

Multiclamp Basic (MH-MC)
  • Basic Multiclamp
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
Multiclamp Adjustable (MH-AC)
  • Adjustable Multiclamp
  • 360° ratchet
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
Bass Drum Percussion Adapter (MH-BDPA)
  • For all hoops, to mount cowbells etc.
  • Adjustable reach / length
  • Docking Station Design
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
Bass Drum HiHat Adapter (MH-BDHH)
  • Securely mounts a Hi Hat stand on the bass drum hoop, for double bass drum setups
  • Three simple steps to mount
  • Adjustable angle and length
  • Docking Station Design
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
Percussion Multiclamp (MH-PC)
  • Adjustable Multiclamp, 360° ratchet
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
Basic Clamp (MH-BC)
  • Adjustable Multiclamp, 360° ratchet
  • includes RPS Rubber Protection Inserts
  • ergonomically designed Wing Nuts
  • Chrome
  • Works in combination with our Basic Arm System Hardware
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