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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    I've seen this video a while back and in this particular video, I thought the Sakae drums sounded better IMO. informative video though.
    I did, too, until I kept comparing them and realized that the reason the Sakai sounded better was because they are tuned a shade higher on the toms. This gives the toms a chance to really shine and brings that famous birch snap and tone-specific response to the forefront. I'd wager that if both set of toms were tuned the same, it would be impossible to tell them apart. But, on this video the Sakai definitely take the prize.

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    Interesting video. I wonder if the heads make the difference?


    Thanks for that video, GD!!
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    Birch is gonna have highs no matter how you tune it. That's the property of the wood from the get go. But, a higher quality birch might take you places you never dreamed, which really sparks my interest. I mean that's just a kit i've always admired and wanted to play, if ever I could find the white ones i'd get em. Might even put die cast hoops on em, even if they are heavy shells!
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    Birch is gonna have highs no matter how you tune it. That's the property of the wood from the get go. But, a higher quality birch might take you places you never dreamed, which really sparks my interest. I mean that's just a kit i've always admired and wanted to play, if ever I could find the white ones i'd get em. Might even put die cast hoops on em, even if they are heavy shells!
    I agree, I still like Maple but if I had to choose one it would most definitely be Birch. I got to Play an SQ1 and a Pro-lite a few months back side by side and they were both great but the SQ1 really stood out for me. I do not know what Sonor does differently but man they are phenomenal kits. I hope to own one someday.
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    I agree, I still like Maple but if I had to choose one it would most definitely be Birch. I got to Play an SQ1 and a Pro-lite a few months back side by side and they were both great but the SQ1 really stood out for me. I do not know what Sonor does differently but man they are phenomenal kits. I hope to own one someday.
    Hey, Sonor has been doing it for a long time! It's those German's I guess! lol. If I were younger I'd pick up an SQ2 or SQ1 today, or if I were pro I'd definitely go with Sonor! I have 7 kits now, I call it quits! I'm happy with what I have! I never married or had kids so I was able to spend my hard earned money on my hobby. Maybe I should sell off 2/3rd's of my kits and get an SQ2 beechwood, my ultimate Dream kit LOL

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    Sonor SQ2 is anything in the world that you want it to be. As expensive as it is, I don't see another reason to buy any other kit. The program provides all options. It's acrylics, birch, maple, beech, pick your ply count, anything you can dream of. Even Pearl Masterworks is a lil beat here, they do a mighty fine job of giving drummers a wide variety of sound to pick from. Sonor seems to really have things down in the drum market today. My only real gripe with them is they charge entirely too much for their drums. I would love to buy a set but it's always been forbiddingly expensive to do, sigh. I will have to live vicariously through the youtube videos of drummers who have used them, like Nicko McBrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Sonor SQ2 is anything in the world that you want it to be. As expensive as it is, I don't see another reason to buy any other kit. The program provides all options. It's acrylics, birch, maple, beech, pick your ply count, anything you can dream of. Even Pearl Masterworks is a lil beat here, they do a mighty fine job of giving drummers a wide variety of sound to pick from. Sonor seems to really have things down in the drum market today. My only real gripe with them is they charge entirely too much for their drums. I would love to buy a set but it's always been forbiddingly expensive to do, sigh. I will have to live vicariously through the youtube videos of drummers who have used them, like Nicko McBrain.
    Anything you buy 'German" is expensive! their cars, tools, etc. lol!

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    I guess so, i'm starting to learn quite painfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    I agree, I still like Maple but if I had to choose one it would most definitely be Birch. I got to Play an SQ1 and a Pro-lite a few months back side by side and they were both great but the SQ1 really stood out for me. I do not know what Sonor does differently but man they are phenomenal kits. I hope to own one someday.
    I have maple/gum Jasper Gretsch USA shells and I have Ludwig birch/maple/birch shells.
    I always go back to the old Gretsch.


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    Hey, Sonor has been doing it for a long time! It's those German's I guess! lol. If I were younger I'd pick up an SQ2 or SQ1 today, or if I were pro I'd definitely go with Sonor! I have 7 kits now, I call it quits! I'm happy with what I have! I never married or had kids so I was able to spend my hard earned money on my hobby. Maybe I should sell off 2/3rd's of my kits and get an SQ2 beechwood, my ultimate Dream kit LOL
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    Anything you buy 'German" is expensive! their cars, tools, etc. lol!
    When I was in music school, Sonor supplied all the practice room kits to the school.
    We had four drum-kit-practice-rooms and all of them had Sonor bop kits of 12/14/18.
    I liked them....................small footprint (small practice room/large closet) and good sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I have maple/gum Jasper Gretsch USA shells and I have Ludwig birch/maple/birch shells.
    I always go back to the old Gretsch




    When I was in music school, Sonor supplied all the practice room kits to the school.
    We had four drum-kit-practice-rooms and all of them had Sonor bop kits of 12/14/18.
    I liked them....................small footprint (small practice room/large closet) and good sound.
    Yeah, I have the Sonor Safari's and I love'em! I think as far as the Bop kits go the Sonor's and Gretsch's with the 18" bass drum format are the way to go! IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    Yeah, I have the Sonor Safari's and I love'em! I think as far as the Bop kits go the Sonor's and Gretsch's with the 18" bass drum format are the way to go! IMO

    I dunno. My Tama Silverstar bopper will give them a run. I'm getting my Yamaha with the 18" bass drum dialed in, as well. (Just got it.) I have no doubt the Sonor and Gretsch kits are amazing. I've heard recordings of them.

    I guess there aren't too many bop kits I don't respect. I still haven't warmed up to a 16" bass drum yet, but alas, I haven't heard too many so not much basis for a fair comparison.
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