Sonor’s impeccable reputation speaks for itself, and their Artist Series Snares are collaboratively designed between the company and some of the world’s best drummers. Made in Germany, these incredibly high-spec snares have unparalleled build and sound quality, as well as an elegant look.
The “heavyweight” of the Artist series, this snare drum is made of a 14″ x 6″ cast bronze shell. Similar to the cymbal making process, the shell is made of one piece of bronze for best resonance and full projection. Offering maximum volume, it is the ideal Drum for music requiring a sharp, loud and powerful snare.
Materials and Construction:
The cast bronze shell produces an incredibly bold and resonant tone, with a sharp attack and plenty of volume and cut. Made in a similar way to cymbals, the shell is made of a single piece of bronze, ensuring immense projection and clarity.
The snare’s 6” depth helps in delivering a deep and warm tone, with its 14” width keeping it tight and focussed.
The shell is finished with a protective lacquer, keeping the snare robust and giving it a more substantial look. The attractive bronze shell is complemented by sleek black chrome-plated hardware, providing a very high-end look with its outstanding tone matching its classy aesthetic.
Dual Glide System:
The Dual Glide System snare strainer is a great feature of the Artist Series snares. This mechanism provides a precise and smooth action when placing the snare wires in “on” or “off” position, and ensures that there are no annoying buzzing sounds produced when doing so.
The strainer and butt sides are also both armed with a fast-release snare wire detach function. This means that you can easily change the resonant head without having to loosen and adjust the Snare wires. A very ergonomic feature indeed.
- shell hardware finish: black chrome plated
- item name: Snare Drum
- series: Artist
- shell material: bronze
- shell construction: 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement
- lugs configuration: TuneSafe
- snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
- item description: AS 12 1406 BRB SDBD
- snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1424 B, 14”, 24 bronze wires 0,5 mmitem no.: 11176601
- unit: 1 piece
- shell finish outside: Protective Lacquer, Semi Gloss bronze
- shell size: 14” x 6”shell thickness: 3 mm
- batter head: SONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
- resonance head: SONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
- hoop: die-cast
- tension rods: 20 square head screws
- bearing edge: 45°