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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.
Materials and Construction:
The cast bronze shell produces an incredibly bold and resonant tone, with a sharp attack and plenty of volume and cut. Made in a similar way to cymbals, the shell is made of a single piece of bronze, ensuring immense projection and clarity.
The snare’s 6” depth helps in delivering a deep and warm tone, with its 14” width keeping it tight and focussed.
The shell is finished with a protective lacquer, keeping the snare robust and giving it a more substantial look. The attractive bronze shell is complemented by sleek black chrome-plated hardware, providing a very high-end look with its outstanding tone matching its classy aesthetic.
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 14x6 Bronze Snare 3mm with Black Hardware:
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 1406 BRB
The "heavyweight" of the Artist series, this snare drum is made of a 14" x 6" cast bronze shell. Similar to the cymbal making process, the shell is made of one piece of bronze for best resonance and full projection. Offering maximum volume, it is the ideal Drum for music requiring a sharp, loud and powerful snare.
shell hardware finish: black chrome plated
item name: Snare Drum
shell material: bronze
shell construction: 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement
lugs configuration: TuneSafe
snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
item description: AS 12 1406 BRB SDBD
snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1424 B, 14'', 24 bronze wires 0,5 mm
item no.: 11176601
unit: 1 piece
shell finish outside: Protective Lacquer, Semi Gloss bronze
shell size: 14'' x 6''
shell thickness: 3 mm
batter head: SONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
resonance head: SONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
tension rods: 20 square head screws
bearing edge: 45°