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Sonor SQ1 6pc Shell Pack in Cruiser Blue

8", 10" & 12" Rack Toms, 14" & 16" Floor Toms, 20" Kick Drum


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Elliot Stent

The Sonor SQ1 is Sonor’s flagship drum kit. A high-end model, the SQ1 combines the latest and greatest of Sonor’s innovations, with over a century's worth of experience culminating in the advanced construction of this premium kit' shells.

100% made from European Birch, the SQ1's shells deliver an amazing balance of warmth and punch. This makes the kit highly-versatile for a number of of styles, ideal for studio or stage work.

The new ‘Sound Sustainer’ mounting design means that less of the hardware is in contact with the shells. This allows the wood to resonate more naturally, ensuring that these drums can really sing and project freely. The SQ1 is therefore the perfect choice for any professional drummer with an ear for quality drum tone.

History of Sonor

Sonor Drums are a German-based manufacturer, making some of the highest quality drum gear in the business. They’ve been building drums since 1875, so there’s no doubt that they know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to designing and constructing drum equipment.

Sonor are intensely focused on how music can connect us, and believe that we all have a special relationship with rhythm in particular. This ethos is reflected in their drums too, and this special connection is truly enhanced by the remarkable instruments that they manufacture.

Included in this kit:

  • 20" Kick Drum
  • 16" Floor Tom
  • 14" Floor Tom
  • 12" Rack Tom
  • 10" Rack Tom
  • 8" Rack Tom

Here's what Sonor say about the SQ1:

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.

Birch - the secret behind acoustic versatility

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.

SQ1 Look & Feel - inspired by classic cars

The colors and styles of legendary car classics were the inspiration for the color selection of the SQ1 series. Four matte lacquer surfaces are handcrafted with Sonor's precision sanding, polishing and lacquer procedures. A special lacquer is used to seal all inside shells.

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