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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 a tasteful look.
Woods and Construction:
The maple shell produces a bright tone with lots of punch and resonance – versatile enough for a range of styles. The 14” x 5” shell dimensions keeps the snare sounding tight and transparent, easily carving through busy mixes with its clear definition.
The incredible Scandinavian Birch outer shell is finished in a semi-gloss lacquer, complemented by gold-plated 24 carat hardware. This offers a very high-end aesthetic, with its remarkable tone matching its classy look.
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 14x5 Maple Snare 6 Ply in Scandinavian Birch:
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 1405 MB
With its thin Vintage Maple shell, this Artist Snare Drum offers excellent resonance and a clear, transparent sound. The classic Scandinavian Birch finish and the 24k gold-plated fittings give it a very high end look. Its warm and rich sound make this snare drum quite versatile and naturally suited to a wide variety of musical styles.
- shell hardware finish: gold plated 24 carat
- item name: Snare Drum
- series: Artist
- shell material: Maple
- shell construction: Vintage with 2 x 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement rings
- lugs configuration: TuneSafe
- snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
- item description: AS 12 1405 MB SDW
- snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1418 B, 14'', 18 bronze wires 0,5 mm
- item no.: 11176868
- unit: 1 piece
- shell plies: 6 plies
- shell finish outside: Semi Gloss Scandinavian Birch 10323
- shell size: 14'' x 5''
- shell thickness: 4,2 mm
- batter head: SONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
- resonance head: SONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
- hoop: single flange hoop, Steel
- tension rods: 20 square head screws
- bearing edge: 45°