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Sonor 6.5x14 SQ1 Snare Drum - Cruiser Blue  From Sonor

Sonor’s SQ1 series of drums offer the German-made quality of their SQ2 drums at an affordable price-point. These drums feature thin, 100% Birch shells and are available in four classic-car inspired finishes. 

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$649.00

Retail:  $1,079.00

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Sonor SQ1 drums offer the custom looks and sounds of the SQ2 series of drums in straightforward configurations and add-on drums, thus streamlining the custom drum ordering process The thin Birch shells on these drums offer a strong, focused attack with clear highs and mids and punchy lows. This tonal quality is further enhanced by Sonor’s low-contact 45-degree bearing edges and tune-safe lugs; in so many words, these drums are a breeze to tune and require very little dampening, if any, to give you the focused response you want. 

These drums don’t just sound good, they look good, too. Inspired by classic hot rods, SQ1 drums come in four matte lacquer finishes that look as clean and focused as these drums sound. 

Sonor 6.5x14 SQ1 Snare Drum Cruiser Blue-Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain reviews and demos a Sonor 6.5x14 SQ1 Snare Drum Cruiser Blue.

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    • Sonor 6.5x14 SQ1 Snare Drum - Cruiser Blue

Manufacturer's Description from Sonor

Sonor introduces the SQ1 series, a new dimension in sound. Birch shells in combination with new innovative Sound Sustainer technology form the basis of a drum series with extraordinary sound characteristics. Together with exclusive matte lacquer finishes, a professional drum concept for live performance and studio recording was developed. Made in Germany.

Birch - the secret behind acoustic versatility

SQ1 drum shells are made of 100% European Birch. Because of its sound characteristics - balanced in low, mid and high - the Birch drum sound is very popular for studio recordings as well as live performances. When developing SQ1, Sonor tested several combinations of Birch-based shell materials. Sonor's conclusion was that pure Birch provided the most versatile sounding drum. Sonor's unique CLTF "Cross Lamination Tension Free" and OSM "Optimum Shell Measurement" process (slightly narrowed outside shell measurement) provide excellent sustain and easy tuning.

Sound Sustainer - the intelligent drum mount

For decades Sonor has cooperated with scientific institutes to optimize the acoustic performance of their drums. Numerous pioneering concepts for the improvement of drum mounting systems have been developed. The new Sound Sustainer technology is based on concepts applied in the automotive industry. A 2-component connection (rubber to metal) enables complete isolation of the metal mount and the wooden shell. This guarantees a particularly long lasting and clean decaying sustain, not just for tom toms but also all floor toms in the SQ1 series.

SQ1 Look & Feel - inspired by classic cars

The colors and styles of legendary car classics were the inspiration for the color selection of the SQ1 series. Four matte lacquer surfaces are handcrafted with Sonor's precision sanding, polishing and lacquer procedures. A special lacquer is used to seal all inside shells

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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.

Specifications

  • 100% European Birch Shell
  • 7ply, 7mm Shell Thickness
  • 45-Degree Bearing Edges
  • Chrome-Plated Hardware
  • Tune-Safe Lugs
  • Remo Heads