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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 chrome-plated stainless steel shell produces an incredibly bright tone with a long sustain. This snare delivers you plenty of volume and cut, producing crisp and penetrating rim shots that will be heard in the busiest of mixes.
A protective lacquer ensures that the chrome plating will stay blemish-free, so you can gig regularly with this snare and not worry about damage. The striking shell is accompanied by sleek black chrome-plated hardware, providing a very high-end look with the snare’s 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 14x5 Chrome over Stainless Steel Snare 1mm 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 1405 SB
The heart of this Artist Snare Drum is a chrome-plated stainless steel shell. The perfect studio snare drum, it’s also well suited to rock and funk drummers. Excellent rim shot sounds, a rich tone and a broad spectrum of medium-range and high pitches are other distinguishing features. The Artist snare drum is equipped with 'Ruthenium' black-plated hoops and fittings.
- shell hardware finish: black chrome plated
- item name: Snare Drum
- series: Artist
- shell material: stainless steel
- lugs configuration: TuneSafe
- snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
- item description: AS 12 1405 SB SDS
- snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1416/2 S, 14'', 16 stainless steel wires 0,5 mm, 2 x 8 wires
- item no.: 11176501
- unit: 1 piece
- shell finish outside: Protective Lacquer, Semi Gloss chrome
- shell size: 14'' x 5''
- shell thickness: 1 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: 20 square head screws
- bearing edge: 45°