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Sonor 5x14 Vintage Chrome Over Brass Snare Drum  From Sonor

A vintage Sonor Chrome Over Brass Snare kept in good condition!


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What We Think

This Chrome-Over Brass snare from Sonor likely originated from a full drum kit that was produced and sold sometime in the early 1970’s. For its age, this drum is in good condition. A close inspection will reveal some pitting of the hardware, as well as some flaking of the chrome plating. The internal muffling system is missing the felt muffle ring, but the snare strainer feels smooth and well-kept. Sonically, this drum has a wonderful crack in higher tuning ranges, and can manage a pretty round and fat sound in lower tunings. Given the dimensions of this drum, we found that its sweet-spot was definitely in a higher tuning range.

About Manufacturer

As one of the oldest drum companies in the world, Sonor brings quality craftsmanship the old fashioned way, by researching their instruments, and constructing them so that they are built to last. It is this pride and dedication that has led Sonor to become one of the premier names in percussion today. Sonor drums and hardware consistently receive top results in tests put on by leading drum and percussion publications. As a first in musical instruments, Sonor received the highest design award of Germany in 1994.

Known for their quality of sound as well as their build quality,  Sonor is the choice for top-tier drummers such as Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Danny Carey of TOOL,  Steve Smith of Journey, Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer of Nerve, Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree, Chris Coleman of Prince, Jack DeJohnette, and many more. Through all the achievements and endorsements, Sonor remains dedicated to consistently offering players with the best sound possible.


  • 5x14
  • 8-Lug
  • Seamless Chrome Over Brass Shell
  • Slotted Tension Rods
  • Internal Muffling System (no muffle ring)