Sonor 8x12 Vintage Rack Tom- Blue Onyx  From Sonor

A 70's 8x12 mounted tom from Sonor!

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What We Think

This vintage Sonor rack tom came to us as part of a full kit. We decided to sell this tom separately from the kit due to its physical condition not quite being on even terms with the other shells. The Blue Onyx wrap on this tom shows scratches and scuffs, as well as some puckering here and there. The chrome hardware is in decent physical shape, with some pitting of the lugs and hoops. Sonically, this drum is astounding. It packs plenty of the warmth and smoothness one comes to expect from a vintage Beech drum. 

Manufacturer's Description from Sonor

Only when sound is becoming a real experience, the SONOR quality standard is met. From precision craftsmanship, musical expression is shaped.

For decades SONOR has supported the constant improvement of percussion instruments on a scientific level. The close cooperation with research institutes, renowned musicologists, and leading artists build the basis for these efforts. Several groundbreaking developments were made possible by these mutual activities. An example is the optimization of the resonance properties of drum shells. In the area of mallet instruments, vibraphones, metallophones and glockenspiels SONOR has introduced major improvements in quality standards. Also concert and marching percussion instruments have seen considerable further developments.

SONOR drums and hardware receive top results almost regularly from test reports in leading drum and percussion magazines. As a first in musical instruments, SONOR received the highest design award of Germany in 1994. But always one key element remains through all certificates and achievements: The dedication of SONOR to offer sound the best possible basis.

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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

  • Beech Shell
  • Die-cast hoops
  • Slotted Tension Rods