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    Hi all, Check out this little Sonor set that arrived at my place yesterday.
    I love this little kit. It sounds amazingly good. Just set it up this morning and will give a revue and possibly a video clip later.


    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1980 Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1960 Gold Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1968 Champagne Sparkle
    Premier Resonators vintage 70's Polychromatic Red
    Slingerland 60's Vintage. Vintage Sky Blue Pearl
    Slingerland 1972 "Avante" Red
    Camco Chanute vintage. 1973 Silver Sparkle
    Gretsch Catalina Jazz. Blue Pearl
    Sonor Safari. Black Galaxy
    Rogers Londoner V vintage. 1977 Silver Mist
    Rogers Script Badge 9/72 1972 Black Nitro
    Beverley of England 4 piece vintage. Red
    Stewart 1966 Black Diamond Pearl MIJ
    Vintage Paiste 2002
    Vintage Avedis Zildjian

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    Way to go there Vibes, nice arrival at your place! Look'n good with those flat bottoms stands too. Does the kick come with or need a riser? Looks like fun.

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    It came with a thick chromed riser.
    Fits under the batter side. It's nice. a couple centimeters to thick.
    Only problem is some vintage pedals won' fit. no speed king, umm ??
    The 16" bass drum sounds really good. This is a nice set.
    I am going to play on it like the cadbury gorilla and see if it holds up.
    I know it will. This set is like the smaller kid in school who is tough and everyone respects.
    Last edited by VIbes; 09-02-2011 at 11:47 PM.
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1980 Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1960 Gold Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1968 Champagne Sparkle
    Premier Resonators vintage 70's Polychromatic Red
    Slingerland 60's Vintage. Vintage Sky Blue Pearl
    Slingerland 1972 "Avante" Red
    Camco Chanute vintage. 1973 Silver Sparkle
    Gretsch Catalina Jazz. Blue Pearl
    Sonor Safari. Black Galaxy
    Rogers Londoner V vintage. 1977 Silver Mist
    Rogers Script Badge 9/72 1972 Black Nitro
    Beverley of England 4 piece vintage. Red
    Stewart 1966 Black Diamond Pearl MIJ
    Vintage Paiste 2002
    Vintage Avedis Zildjian

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    Nice kit! I was just talking to a friend about those drums (Sonor Safari) yesterday....and here they are!

    Nice choice...beauties
    Gary

    I pretty much like all drums....
    Gretsch being the drums of my choice since 1969

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    Thats a sweet little kit. Wouldn't cause too many hassles taking that around to gigs n whatnot.
    Pdp LXE | Pearl ELX Export

    'Give me your fingernails, oh look, the moon' - Todd Sucherman.

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    16" bass? ..lol, I was wondering why that snare looked so big! Very cool VIbes! Is that a10" tom and 14" FT? Sweet!

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    yes, 16" Bass 14" floor tom, 10" tom, and 14" snare.
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1980 Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1960 Gold Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1968 Champagne Sparkle
    Premier Resonators vintage 70's Polychromatic Red
    Slingerland 60's Vintage. Vintage Sky Blue Pearl
    Slingerland 1972 "Avante" Red
    Camco Chanute vintage. 1973 Silver Sparkle
    Gretsch Catalina Jazz. Blue Pearl
    Sonor Safari. Black Galaxy
    Rogers Londoner V vintage. 1977 Silver Mist
    Rogers Script Badge 9/72 1972 Black Nitro
    Beverley of England 4 piece vintage. Red
    Stewart 1966 Black Diamond Pearl MIJ
    Vintage Paiste 2002
    Vintage Avedis Zildjian

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    At first glance I was wondering why you called it the little Sonor. I thought the bass looked kind of small compared to the snare and then after reading the thread and measurements then it all made sense. Nice little kit

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    Those bass drum style hoops are a nice touch. It look like a bass drum and not a floor tom turned to its side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIbes View Post
    They sound good but I found a crack on the inside of the floor tom. Not sure if I should let that go or not.
    Heck no, you shouldn't let it go!!!! Did you buy them new? Time to at least exchange the floor tom.
    Kit: Pacific LX 8-Ply - Maple shells in deep blue lacquer * DDrum 13 X 6.5" Golf Ball Snare
    Cymbals: 21" AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride * 20" Paragon Crash * Zildjian 20" Custom Ozone Crash * 18" XS20 Medium Thin Crash * 14" AAX-Celerator Hi-Hats * 10" AAX Splash
    Misc: Vater 2-4-5-1 Hickory Sticks * DW 7000 Pedal * Evans Heads * SP Cymbal Stands * PDP 900 Hi-Hat and Snare Stand * Gibralter Throne

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    That is excellent customer service. I'm glad to see they are taking very good care of the situation.

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    Sonor "live" Great Company. Great Drums. Great service. They sent me another set.
    Last edited by VIbes; 09-07-2011 at 12:09 PM.
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1980 Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1960 Gold Sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple vintage 1968 Champagne Sparkle
    Premier Resonators vintage 70's Polychromatic Red
    Slingerland 60's Vintage. Vintage Sky Blue Pearl
    Slingerland 1972 "Avante" Red
    Camco Chanute vintage. 1973 Silver Sparkle
    Gretsch Catalina Jazz. Blue Pearl
    Sonor Safari. Black Galaxy
    Rogers Londoner V vintage. 1977 Silver Mist
    Rogers Script Badge 9/72 1972 Black Nitro
    Beverley of England 4 piece vintage. Red
    Stewart 1966 Black Diamond Pearl MIJ
    Vintage Paiste 2002
    Vintage Avedis Zildjian

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    this is one of my favorite sets

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    My Sonor Safari with some up grades I added, like black maple BD hoops and Sonor tom suspension mount and I use a maple 13X7 piano black Sonor blk. mamba snare with a Trick snare throw and a S-hoop! lol.DSC01886.jpgDSC02044.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    My Sonor Safari with some up grades I added, like black maple BD hoops and Sonor tom suspension mount and I use a maple 13X7 piano black Sonor blk. mamba snare with a Trick snare throw and a S-hoop! lol.DSC01886.jpgDSC02044.jpg
    Very nice drummerMD! Looks like fun to play.

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    I liked my Safari kit so much I figured if they sounded that good what would a better quality Sonor kit sound like��!! Never really thought of Sonor before. At 69 years young, purchased the first new kit Iíve ever had!! A Sonor Vintage Black Slate!! Sizes: 20, 10, 12, 14 and 14 x 6.5 snare. Absolutely love and have found my dream kit!!
    Probably will try and sell the Safari kit. I also have a Tama Superstar Custom kit also for sale. I my age one good set is all I need!!

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