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Sonor - Say Say (Official Video) [HD]
Sonor - Say Say (Official Video) [HD]
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SONOR presents: new ProLite Drum series
SONOR presents: new ProLite Drum series
::2012/01/16::
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Sonor - How to tell my mom (Eejdee yaj heleh we?) [HD]
Sonor - How to tell my mom (Eejdee yaj heleh we?) [HD]
::2012/06/26::
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Sonor SQ2 Series with Zildjian K Custom Cymbals
Sonor SQ2 Series with Zildjian K Custom Cymbals
::2012/08/10::
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Sonor Factory Tour (Part 1) 29 July 2011
Sonor Factory Tour (Part 1) 29 July 2011
::2011/09/24::
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SONOR @ NAMM 2013 Jojo Mayer Drumming
SONOR @ NAMM 2013 Jojo Mayer Drumming
::2013/01/31::
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NAMM 2014 - Sonor Drums
NAMM 2014 - Sonor Drums
::2014/01/25::
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SONOR & FLORIAN ALEXANDRU-ZORN presents: the Safari, Martini and Bop Special Edition kits
SONOR & FLORIAN ALEXANDRU-ZORN presents: the Safari, Martini and Bop Special Edition kits
::2013/11/27::
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Emmanuelle Caplette Plays TOTO On Her Sonor Ascent Kit 2012
Emmanuelle Caplette Plays TOTO On Her Sonor Ascent Kit 2012
::2012/10/18::
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Sonor ProLite Studio 1 Drum Set 20/10/12/14 - Nussbaum Satin Gloss Stain - Play by Adam Nussbaum
Sonor ProLite Studio 1 Drum Set 20/10/12/14 - Nussbaum Satin Gloss Stain - Play by Adam Nussbaum
::2013/09/25::
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SONOR Smart Force Drum Kit_Sound Test_Recording_eumsmusic_Drumgarage_
SONOR Smart Force Drum Kit_Sound Test_Recording_eumsmusic_Drumgarage_
::2011/03/18::
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EL CABLE - LOS SONOR
EL CABLE - LOS SONOR'S.
::2012/11/20::
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Sonor Presents: Steve Smith Playing the Martini Kit at NAMM 2014
Sonor Presents: Steve Smith Playing the Martini Kit at NAMM 2014
::2014/02/07::
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Sonor SQ2 Shellset Red Tribal
Sonor SQ2 Shellset Red Tribal
::2011/01/22::
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Formatia Sonor din Chisinau tel.069170510
Formatia Sonor din Chisinau tel.069170510
::2013/06/07::
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Sonor SQ2 Beech Drum Set Shell Pack with American Walnut and Ebony Veneer
Sonor SQ2 Beech Drum Set Shell Pack with American Walnut and Ebony Veneer
::2014/08/19::
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Sonor Factory Tour (Part 2) 29 July 2011
Sonor Factory Tour (Part 2) 29 July 2011
::2011/09/24::
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Tuning examples rullante Sonor AS 12 1406 CM SDWD - Cottonwood Maple
Tuning examples rullante Sonor AS 12 1406 CM SDWD - Cottonwood Maple
::2013/11/11::
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Sonor Smart Force Xtend - Black - Session Set
Sonor Smart Force Xtend - Black - Session Set
::2014/04/09::
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FORMATIA SONOR DIN CHISINAU TEL.069170510
FORMATIA SONOR DIN CHISINAU TEL.069170510
::2014/04/03::
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SONOR DAYS 2014 - Day 2
SONOR DAYS 2014 - Day 2
::2014/06/12::
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Tuning examples del rullante Sonor SSD 12 1407 MD - Mikkey Dee (MOTORHEAD)
Tuning examples del rullante Sonor SSD 12 1407 MD - Mikkey Dee (MOTORHEAD)
::2014/02/13::
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Gavin Harrison Drum Kit - Sonor & Zildjian
Gavin Harrison Drum Kit - Sonor & Zildjian
::2013/05/28::
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Form Sonor Satu Mare
Form Sonor Satu Mare
::2013/11/24::
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Sonor Martini Mini Kit com Bumbo 14" drum sound check
Sonor Martini Mini Kit com Bumbo 14" drum sound check
::2014/01/29::
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SONOR Ascent Stage 1 Set Natural
SONOR Ascent Stage 1 Set Natural
::2012/02/24::
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Formatia Sonor Group Craiova - Nunta Bianca & Cornel - 2
Formatia Sonor Group Craiova - Nunta Bianca & Cornel - 2
::2014/10/26::
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SONOR ProLite Experience Camp 2012
SONOR ProLite Experience Camp 2012
::2012/07/05::
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SONOR presents: Perfect Balance by Jojo Mayer
SONOR presents: Perfect Balance by Jojo Mayer
::2012/03/21::
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Formatia Sonor Satu Mare-Nagy mulatos lagzi
Formatia Sonor Satu Mare-Nagy mulatos lagzi
::2012/02/27::
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SONOR presents: GAVIN HARRISON Protean Signature Snare Drum
SONOR presents: GAVIN HARRISON Protean Signature Snare Drum
::2013/01/24::
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Sonor Essential Force S Drive im STICKS-Test auf MusikMachen.de
Sonor Essential Force S Drive im STICKS-Test auf MusikMachen.de
::2012/03/02::
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SONOR BENNY GREB Signature Snare Drum Promo Vid
SONOR BENNY GREB Signature Snare Drum Promo Vid
::2010/11/18::
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Sonor Players Kit Sound Demo And Review
Sonor Players Kit Sound Demo And Review
::2014/10/13::
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Tobe SONOR - Sonor Days 2014
Tobe SONOR - Sonor Days 2014
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Sonor Martini Drum Kit 4pc
Sonor Martini Drum Kit 4pc
::2013/10/31::
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PONTO FINAL - IAGO SONOR (COMPOSITOR / PRANCHANA JACK)
PONTO FINAL - IAGO SONOR (COMPOSITOR / PRANCHANA JACK)
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SONOR NEWS 2012 - Drums and Hardware
SONOR NEWS 2012 - Drums and Hardware
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Sonor ProLite Studio 1 Drum Kit Nussbaum Red & Paiste Cymbals
Sonor ProLite Studio 1 Drum Kit Nussbaum Red & Paiste Cymbals
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SONOR presents: Gavin Harrison ProLite Performance
SONOR presents: Gavin Harrison ProLite Performance
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FORMATIA SONOR DIN CHISINAU tel;069170510
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Sonor Players Kit Drum Set
Sonor Players Kit Drum Set
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Sonor Double Pedal DP 472 [UNBOXING + TEST]
Sonor Double Pedal DP 472 [UNBOXING + TEST]
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Sonor  Force 2007 Stage 2 - Amber Fade
Sonor Force 2007 Stage 2 - Amber Fade
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FORMATIA SONOR DIN CHISINAU TEL.069170510
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Sonor Alto & Soprano Wide Bar Glockenspiels
Sonor Alto & Soprano Wide Bar Glockenspiels
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[Sound Sample] Sonor Select Force S-Drive Set by www.drumgarage.co.kr
[Sound Sample] Sonor Select Force S-Drive Set by www.drumgarage.co.kr
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Sonor Smart Force Studio Drums im Test auf MusikMachen.de
Sonor Smart Force Studio Drums im Test auf MusikMachen.de
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Sonor Artist Series Bronze Snare 14" x 6" - Demo [HD]
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This article is about the percussion manufacturer. For other uses, see Sonor (disambiguation).
Sonor
Type Private
Industry Musical instruments
Founded 1875; 139 years ago (1875)
Headquarters Germany
Area served Global
Products drum kit
percussion
Website sonor.com

Sonor is a German drum kit and percussion manufacturer.

History[edit]

A drum-set made by Sonor, cymbals by Meinl and Paiste.

The company was founded in 1875 as a percussion manufacturer.[1] One of the oldest existing models of drums manufactured by Sonor is a 1942 Johannes Link Parade Snare, a very heavy snare drum with an alumininum shell and thick tension rods.[2]

In the 1980s, Sonor's tagline was "The Rolls of drums". The drums were made very thick (13 mm) and heavy shells that were beech wood, with an innermost and outermost ply of furniture-grade veneers, such as rosewood and bubinga. Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden was one of the most prominent Sonor artists of the 1980s, along with Steve Smith of Journey, Phil Rudd of AC/DC, Thomas Haake of Meshuggah and jazz legend Jack DeJohnette.

Sonor invented the modern screw thread drum-construction and the metal snare drum in the early 20th century.[2] William F. Ludwig got this idea in his early years back in Germany from Sonor and began to use it later in Chicago.[2]

As the 1980s progressed, the market began to stray away from thick heavy shells and Sonor started slimming down its shells with a line called "Sonorlite" and "Hilite", a step away from the idea a drum shell should resonate like a violin or guitar body. The thinner the shell, the lower the fundamental tone.

Sonor drums have several design features, including under-sized shells (a similar concept to a violin bridge - designed to enhance response), and tension rods that are round and feature a slot instead of the traditional square style (though recently Sonor made square heads standard, with slotted heads available as an option). Recently, Sonor re-introduced the designer X-Ray Acrylic drums, the first time in 20 years Sonor offered acrylic drums. These shells are made from seamless, extruded acrylic and feature acrylic hoops.

Current Sonor artists include long-time AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, Mikkey Dee of Motörhead; Christoph Schneider of Rammstein, Danny Carey of Tool; Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree; Paul Bostaph, former drummer for Slayer, Exodus, and Forbidden; Ken Serio a New York session and touring drummer; Adam Nussbaum; jazz drummer, jazz legend Jack DeJohnette; Steve Smith; Joe Winters of The Steepwater Band; Jojo Mayer, New York City session drummer, clinician, and drummer for drum-and-bass project NERVE; Rob Rivera of Nonpoint; James Knox of The Business; Billy freedom of Queen Adreena-Black Orchid Empire and many more.

In 1953, the Orff instruments were officially included in Sonor’s production plan. In close collaboration with Prof. Hans Bergese, a student of Carl Orff, Sonor developed a range of instruments. The basic idea was that the instruments should grow with the mental abilities and playing techniques of the child, thus encouraging active music making.[3]

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