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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.
Woods and Construction:
The 12-ply birch shell produces a bright and aggressive tone with lots of clarity in the top-end, providing you with pronounced rim shots and a fast attack. The snare’s 5” depth helps in delivering a deep tone, ensuring that some low-end punch is present. Stainless steel wires give a sensitive response, allowing you to adjust your playing dynamics without the snare compromising you.
The incredible Art design is finished in a high-gloss lacquer, accompanied by classic chrome-plated hardware. This offers you a very high-end and classy look, with its remarkable tone giving you the whole package.
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.
Here’s what Sonor say about the Artist Series 12x5 Birch Snare 12 Ply in Art Design:
The very best snares
The exclusive SONOR Artist Snare series combines the experience of the world’s most talented drummers with SONOR’s vast percussion instrument manufacturing expertise. This partnership has produced unparalleled snare drum models which meet even the most stringent demands.
From brass to steel or bronze, from maple to beech and birch, each and every Artist Snare Drum is a masterpiece in its own right. During the development process, design is as integral to the final product as sound quality. This attention to detail gives each Artist Snare Drum its own unmistakable character.
See for yourself on the following pages, or visit your SONOR instrument dealer to experience the tremendous quality of SONOR Artist Snares.
AS 12 1205 AD
A 12 ply Birch shell with 12" x 5" size gives this snare drum a crisp, bright sound with plenty of attack. Whether using it as the main drum or as a side snare drum, the high pitched rim shots and sensitive response of the stainless steel wires ensure perfect sound performance. Ideal for the short breaks in drum ’n’ bass, hip-hop or electronic pop.
- shell hardware finish: chrome plated
- item name: Snare Drum
- series: Artist
- shell material: Birch
- shell construction: Medium
- lugs configuration: TuneSafe
- snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
- item description: AS 12 1205 AD SDW
- snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1218 S, 12'', 18 stainless steel wires 0,5 mm
- item no.: 11176025
- unit: 1 piece
- shell plies: 12 plies
- shell finish outside: High Gloss Art Design 10257
- shell size: 12'' x 5''
- shell thickness: 7 mm
- batter head: SONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
- resonance head: SONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
- hoop: 2,3 mm Power Hoop, Steel
- tension rods: 16 square head screws
- bearing edge: 45°