Sonor Gavin Harrison 12x5in Protean ‘Premium Edition’ Snare Drum

Sonor Gavin Harrison 12x5in Protean ‘Premium Edition’ Snare Drum

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Product Specs

Snare Size

Shell Material


Warranty Info

All goods (excluding pre-owned products) are supplied with at least One Years Manufacturers Warranty.

In the event of any problems you can call us on 0141 429 3799, email us at [email protected] quoting your receipt number or if you have an account on our website you can arrange the return directly from your account dashboard.

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Product Code: 11177201
Barcode: 11177201


12in Premium Edition:

  • The Premium Edition additionally includes a unique Protean case, made by Hardcase UK. The case contains the “EQ” and “Spacer” snare wires, secured in a wooden box, separated from the drum itself.
  • Snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1208 S “Straight 8”, 8 stainless steel wires centrally positioned – pre-Assembled; 1 x SW 1208 MS “Spacer”, 8 brass wires in unique spacing and 1 x SW 1208 B “EQ”, 8 Bronze wires off center – stored in a exclusive wooden box

The Gavin Harrison “Protean” Snare drum from Sonor is part of the Signature series and is handcrafted in Germany. It comes fitted with a 6-ply, premium hand-selected Birch wood shell in a beautiful Silky Black Finish along with chrome hardware. The snare drum also features a round 45 degree bearing edge, vintage Phonic lugs, S-Hoops on the top side, and a special open, triple-flanged steel hoop on the bottom.

Gavin loved the benefits of the new Dual Glide Snare System, but took the idea a little further by leaving an open bottom hoop which makes the Dual Glide strainer even more versatile, as multiple snare wires can be used and exchanged quickly.

“When I had the chance to design this Snare Drum together with SONOR I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve because it is based on my experience of the last 30 years playing professionally. I chose the shell material, the hybrid bearing edges, the dampening rings, the S-Hoop and the 8-strand snare wires because I know they work in all sorts of different situations. We called the drum ‘Protean’ because it’s versatile and you can change the features very quickly to get a sound that will be musically right. I wanted the look of the drum to be able to fit in with any drum set. It has a sleek Art Deco look about it with a classic black satin finish.”

– Gavin Harrison


  • 12x5in shell size
  • 6-Ply, 6mm Birch Shell
  • Hybrid Bearing Edges – Vintage round on top, modern 45 degree on bottom
  • S-Hoop and Special Hoop
  • Dual-Slide Snare Strainer
  • 3 Dampening Rings Included
  • 2 Protean Drum Keys Included
  • Additonal pre-assembled snare wires
  • Hardcase

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Unit 4, 15 Weardale Lane, Glasgow


  • Avatar Graham Johnston ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great service as always. Been buying almost all my gear (new and used) at Drummers Only since 2010. Numerous … More reasons but mainly the service and advice. I've dealt with most of the staff over the years, but mainly the now manager Chris who is a top lad and great asset to the store/company. Whether buying a new kit or a pair of sticks, he always takes time to give advice and support. This time it was a snare head; great advice on both selection and the black art of fitting & tuning. It's sounding sweet, thanks as always for the great service and support. THANKS CHRIS AND ALL AT DRUMMERS ONLY 👍👏👍
  • Avatar Wee Dancer ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    A great bunch of lads. Expert advice and good gear. Worth the trip
  • Avatar Claire Griffiths ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Ordered a Yamaha electronic kit for my son for Christmas. Great service in store, delivered promptly. … More However the snare drum was a bit loose on the frame and the guys not only ordered a new part but delivered it to my home personally. Great guys, great service and great products.
  • Avatar Matty Clarke ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I'd been after an 18" floor tom for a while.
    Bought a second hand PDP. To be honest it doesn't
    … More even look second hand. Really happy with it especially as it was practically half the price! I'm in the recording studio tomorrow so it'll be being put to good use. Already rehearsed with it and it sounds pukka! Deep and booming. Can't recommend Drummers Only enough. Really happy and as always your goods are shipped prompt with lots of protection.
  • Avatar Damiano D ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Great drum shop has a huge selection and the customer service is decent. The guys in the shop are cool … More although they seem to be a carbon copy of each other. A little diversity in terms of personality wouldn't go a miss.



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