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Old 06-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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Yes, the rocket launcher is the extremely heavy duty tom mount. It uses a plate on the bass drum that mounts on the lugs with no hole through the bass drum.
Very cool I guess it folds down into the groove along the top,or does it slide that way as well to bring the tom closer or further away
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:15 PM
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Even though my little Bop Kit doesn't quite stack up to the SQ2's on here.. Since I've re-cut the bearing edges (slightly rounder on the top, slightly sharper on the reso), coated the interior with Tung Oil, and put some single-flange wood hoops on the kit, it has really come to life!

While this will never be my dream kit, it definitely will keep me happy along the way.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:27 AM
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:24 AM
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Image of my kit from when I first set it up a couple years back :-)

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Here's my Sonor flame kit
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:36 PM
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Nice to see so much Safari love ...

Mine is sort of a Safari plus configuration, with the addition of a Pearl 13x5 Omar Hakim snare and a Pearl 10x4 maple snare on the side.

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Old 08-25-2013, 03:45 PM
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Nice to see so much Safari love ...

Mine is sort of a Safari plus configuration, with the addition of a Pearl 13x5 Omar Hakim snare and a Pearl 10x4 maple snare on the side.

Running coated reso heads I see! Looks pretty good :)
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:27 PM
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"Running coated reso heads I see! Looks pretty good :)"

Yeah with Fiberskyns on top ... going for an old school phat sound with a small kit ... it works well ... thanks :)
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Even though my little Bop Kit doesn't quite stack up to the SQ2's on here.. Since I've re-cut the bearing edges (slightly rounder on the top, slightly sharper on the reso), coated the interior with Tung Oil, and put some single-flange wood hoops on the kit, it has really come to life!

While this will never be my dream kit, it definitely will keep me happy along the way.

(Sorry for the phone quality pics)
Hi there...really like what you did there with the Ayotte style wood hoops and that kind looks like the Ayotte style claws as well. A major Safari upgrade!!

Could you please share with the rest of the class what you did here?

Where did you get the hoops and claws....did you have to use 'taller' gaskets under the lugs when you added the wood hoops or was there enough play in the lug insert to properly thread the tension rods?

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:33 PM
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SQ2......Great Kit. I am going to order another tom. either an 8" or a 14".....I have been told that it will take 6 months to receive it from Germany... :(
Great looking kit csd000!..
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:02 AM
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Hi there...really like what you did there with the Ayotte style wood hoops and that kind looks like the Ayotte style claws as well. A major Safari upgrade!!

Could you please share with the rest of the class what you did here?

Where did you get the hoops and claws....did you have to use 'taller' gaskets under the lugs when you added the wood hoops or was there enough play in the lug insert to properly thread the tension rods?

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Thanks for the kind words Neal.

The hoops are Champagne Drum Woody Hoops, and the claws are Champagne Woody Hoop Claws. Lucky for me, we are both based in Winnipeg, so there were no shipping charges. I've used Greg's lugs for 4 years on all of my custom snares that I make. http://www.champagnedrum.com

I did have to make some gaskets to get the clearance for the hoops, as they are Hide-a-Head style. But that was no worries by me! I find that the gaskets makes the lugs have a bit more visual separation and "pop" from the silver sparkle wrap.

When I gig with the Bop kit now, nobody says anything other than that the drums look and sound great. Nobody is the wiser that they were less than $500.

The difference of having the wood hoops, along with new bearing edges, and the Evans Level 360 heads has made a world of a difference. I plan to keep gigging with this kit for the foreseeable future.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Neal.

The hoops are Champagne Drum Woody Hoops, and the claws are Champagne Woody Hoop Claws. Lucky for me, we are both based in Winnipeg, so there were no shipping charges. I've used Greg's lugs for 4 years on all of my custom snares that I make. http://www.champagnedrum.com

I did have to make some gaskets to get the clearance for the hoops, as they are Hide-a-Head style. But that was no worries by me! I find that the gaskets makes the lugs have a bit more visual separation and "pop" from the silver sparkle wrap.

When I gig with the Bop kit now, nobody says anything other than that the drums look and sound great. Nobody is the wiser that they were less than $500.

The difference of having the wood hoops, along with new bearing edges, and the Evans Level 360 heads has made a world of a difference. I plan to keep gigging with this kit for the foreseeable future.
Excellent stuff! Thanks for the quick reply. I've just acquired another Jungle kit that I'm going to attempt a similar setup. Haven't figured out what claws I want yet...thanks for those links.
I have no doubt your kit is hitting way above it's weight class in the sound department. If you love the sound, doesn't matter if they cost $500 or $5000 !

I'll post pictures back here when I get my grand design finished.
Taking my time with one though...

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:19 AM
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My Sonor SQ2 in Earth Finish :)





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Old 08-27-2013, 05:34 PM
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I like it!

Nice to see you breaking away from the GH influence by having an x-hat instead of 5 home-made bells over your main hi-hat.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:59 PM
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Haha ;)

Old pictures actually!

Right now I only have 2 crashes, 1 Ride, 1 Hihat and 2 Splashes on my set and I really like it :)
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:47 PM
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Here is my Sonor Essential Force (birch) kit in Amber Fade, sizes are 2x 22x17,5", 8x7", 10x8", 12x9", 14x14", 16x16". 14x6 Tama Starphonic Bronze snare, Meinl + Paiste cymbals, Mapex Falcon pedals +hh-stand, Gibraltar rack, Evans Black Chrome/G1 on toms, Aquarian SK2 bassdrum batter heads. Excellent metal/hard rock kit. I'm waiting for a Prolite kit though, but this will serve for a practice/occasional gig kit. I have replaced the bassdrum hoops with Gibraltar all-black hoops, in my opinion this looks much better.
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My Red Tribal Prolite kit and my SQ2 snare also in red tribal.



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Nice crowd, and gorgeous red drums.....
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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David Floegel, that Earth finish looks incredible! Very impressive set-up
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New ProLites in Nussbaum (Walnut) stain, they sound even better than they look...
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A really great kit. How are you liking the Artist snare drum? I used to own that but the claws that hold the single-flanged hoops kept failing. I bought replacements and they failed too. Ended up fitting triple-flanged hoops & then sold the drum sometime later. Still, one of the best looking drums I have ever seen.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:36 PM
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I got that kit half price as it was played by Thomas Lang and Steve Smith.
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That's outrageous! I love it
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:38 PM
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Even though my little Bop Kit doesn't quite stack up to the SQ2's on here.. Since I've re-cut the bearing edges (slightly rounder on the top, slightly sharper on the reso), coated the interior with Tung Oil, and put some single-flange wood hoops on the kit, it has really come to life!

While this will never be my dream kit, it definitely will keep me happy along the way.

(Sorry for the phone quality pics)
Very nice! We even have a lot of the same stands and I also have an Acro. That Sonor kit might not be expensive but I would put the 18" bass drum on that kit against any of the expensive or vintage ones any day of the week. I gave my bop kit to my sound guy in Germany.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:15 AM
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My nephew playing on my Sonor S-Class kit
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Like the new one but couldn't reach the cymbals.
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The gaps! Oh god the gaps!!! It's nice looking though ;)
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Love the lilac color...
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Thanks. KL - Metallic Lilac. I got a lot of comments from that purple color over the years. I think Sonor only offered it for 2 years. Not to shabby for 1977-78.
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Thanks. KL - Metallic Lilac. I got a lot of comments from that purple color over the years. I think Sonor only offered it for 2 years. Not to shabby for 1977-78.
Yep 2 years. I almost bought a set like this only it was double headed. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find any add-ons drums for it…

My favorite Sonor finish. I wish they would still offer it...
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:27 PM
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When I bought those new I made sure I got all the sizes and parts I needed at the time to avoid the 'add on' issue later. If I recall, i had to get them from a few different stores in NY, PA, and across the US.

I'm glad I did not ever see any double headed ones for sale in the past few years, as I would probably have bought them (over my wife's objections) -- if just to have them in a collection. ;-) I really like the color too, especially under lights. (Not that i also don't like the new Walnut Burst as well.)

The single heads really do (still) sound great (Sonor did a great job!) and I am sure the added tightness of 2 heads would give an extra dimension. The only thing with Sonor Phonics for those years is they do weight a lot!
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That double headed set was almost in your back yard. They were in LA.

24, 12, 13, 14, 15, & 18 floor. I'm still kicking myself...

Here they are….





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yea, i may have sprung. my bass is a 22 and and my floor is a 16.
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My Safari Martini kit. 14" kick! Packs a punch too.
The Jo Jo pedal is incredible, btw.

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Very nice kit Bradley. Ive been toying with the idea if a bop kit. I is good to see positive feedback. Same on the pedal. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on it.
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Very nice kit Bradley. Ive been toying with the idea if a bop kit. I is good to see positive feedback. Same on the pedal. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on it.
Cheers. Yeah, it's an adjustment playing a smaller kick, if you want the "Jazzy", open sound of an unmuffled little kick: because of the beater rebounding of the head. But you can dampen it with stuff inside and rely on miking to get a tight, punchy sound too.

As for the Jo Jo pedal: there is a flaw. The section where you attach the pedal to the bass drum (or bass drum riser) has to be absolutely level with the floor/stage. If not, one of the rubber pieces that connects the pedal to the rim will wear out and then the pedal will dismount itself from the hoop every few seconds...not. cool.
I fixed mine by adding a piece of double-sided tape to the rubber that had worn out on the left side and make sure to mount the pedal where the hoop sits flush with the floor/stage. I've not had that issue again since taking those steps.

It is an unbelievably good pedal though. It really does feel like there is nothing under your foot, like you are finally one with your pedal. b-e-a-utiful :)
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Here are my Sonor Designer Maple Lites in Bubinga. (Some of you may have seen my thread where I was deliberating between these or a DW collectors kit, both 'second hand' but basically unused.)

I bought 8 shells (no snare) that were advertised as 'unused and kept in storage as an investment.' I think they were manufactured in 2005 and were apparently ordered for a tribute band tour that never materialized. In fact, if anyone has any pics of Chester Thompson around that time playing Sonor kits, I'd be really interested to see them as I can't find any.

Everything is totally mint, with my only concern being the 'gap' in the finish and apparent glue marks on the 8" tom. Pictures below.

This is my first Double Bass set up kit, so please feel free to comment. Ill post in the appropriate thread on that later. Remote hats and primary hats are just thrown in there at the moment until my legless hat stand arrives and i can get the pedals organized.

Hope you like it. Now, where did I put my 'how to play double bass licks' DVD?















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Wow, what a knockout.

Who cares about the seam, I know I wouldn't.
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That's more like it dude !

These pics are WAY BETTER than the sellers.

Freakin' new kit. lol
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Those are gorgeous. I would find a furniture repair marker and color in the seam. But it would not have stopped me from buying them.
And you virtually have 2 sets there depending on the configuration. Also I would like to point out the only obvious problem with the double bass
kit and that is the hihat pedal cant be next to the second bass drum pedal because the drum is in the way inhibiting and fast left foot work.
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