Sonor introduces the SQ1 series, a new dimension in sound. Birch shells in combination with new innovative Sound Sustainer technology form the basis of a drum series with extraordinary sound characteristics. Together with exclusive matte lacquer finishes, a professional drum concept for live performance and studio recording was developed. Made in Germany.
100% European Birch shells
SQ1 drum shells are made of 100% European Birch. Because of its sound characteristics – balanced in low, mid and high – the Birch drum sound is very popular for studio recordings as well as live performances. When developing SQ1, Sonor tested several combinations of Birch-based shell materials. Sonor’s conclusion was that pure Birch provided the most versatile sounding drum. Sonor’s unique CLTF “Cross Lamination Tension Free” and OSM “Optimum Shell Measurement” process (slightly narrowed outside shell measurement) provide excellent sustain and easy tuning.
Sound Sustainer – the intelligent drum mount
For decades Sonor has cooperated with scientific institutes to optimize the acoustic performance of their drums. Numerous pioneering concepts for the improvement of drum mounting systems have been developed. The new Sound Sustainer technology is based on concepts applied in the automotive industry. A 2-component connection (rubber to metal) enables complete isolation of the metal mount and the wooden shell. This guarantees a particularly long lasting and clean decaying sustain, not just for tom toms but also all floor toms in the SQ1 series.
Matte lacquered finishes inspired by classic cars
The SQ1 series’ exquisite looks were inspired by racetracks across the world, from Havana to Amsterdam. For 2021 the SQ1 now comes with matching colour bass drum hoops.
320 Shell Set:
- 12x8in Tom
- 14x13in Floor Tom
- 20×16in Bass Drum (no Mount)
Finish: Satin Gold Metallic (matte lacquered finish)
*Tom holder, snare drum and stands not included.