Sonor Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum  From Sonor

Transparent and warm Beech sound. Wide tuning range with a fat sound 

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What We Think

Benny Greb, one of the most sought after Clinicians these days, has teamed up with SONOR on his very own Signature Snare Drum. Benny's unique style and sound are personified in this signature drum.

Seeking to capture a diverse and full-bodied sound, Benny selected a thin 5mm Beech shell as the tone source of this drum. Beech has a very pleasant warm sound that has smooth high and lush low frequencies to span a variety of musical scenarios. Opting for a 5.75" shell depth, this snare drum splits the difference between a rock drum and a jazz drum and can voice articulately through a broad tuning spectrum. The 13" shell diameter's naturally higher fundamental pitch makes medium and high tunings snap and pop while the thin shell combined with Sonor's Tunesafe lugs hold the low tuning taught with ease. We loved the center mounted hardware both for its aesthetic and the sonic attributes. Complemented with a  Scandinavian Birch Outer Veneer and Sonor's mirror-like chrome hardware, the Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum is a force to be reckoned with. While some may scoff at the 13" shell diameter, this drum is not a one-trick pony and is easily at home as a primary or auxiliary snare.

Sonor's craftsmen continue to create some of the finest instruments in the industry. For discerning players like Benny Greb, the choice of what drums to play is easy. Discover his sonic vision with the Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum.

Sonor Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum - Quick n' Dirty

Early 2010, SONOR and Benny begun working on a very special Snare Drum, Benny’s very own Signature model that is as versatile and musical as Benny himself. Benny favors Beech, and that’s what gives the drum its transparency, warmth and a wide tuning range with a fat sound. The beautiful outer veneer is Scandinavian Birch that adds a timeless look to the drum. But it wouldn’t be Benny without adding something very special. The personalized Benny Greb badge shows his unique “Cartoon-head”, and a soft rubber ring is being applied to the shell. This snare is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your hands, shoot us an email to Drums@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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Manufacturer's Description from Sonor

Since 2004, drumming scene’s shooting star Benny Greb is part of the SONOR family. Says Benny: “For me as an artist it is key to embrace both tradition and innovation, and the guys at the Sonor drum company do that same thing. I feel close to people that love what they do and who are dedicated to quality. That’s why I feel close to the Sonor Company.”



Benny can be found playing with an assortment of musicians, all demanding his tasteful and immaculate playing style. You will find him in rock settings, laying down a ferocious backbeat with both Stoppok and The Ron Spielman Trio, in jazz with the aptly titled Benny Greb Brass Band.



Early 2010, SONOR and Benny begun working on a very special Snare Drum, Benny’s very own Signature model that is as versatile and musical as Benny himself. Benny favors Beech, and that’s what gives the drum its transparency, warmth and a wide tuning range with a fat sound. The beautiful outer veneer is Scandinavian Birch that adds a timeless look to the drum. But it wouldn’t be Benny without adding something very special. The personalized Benny Greb badge shows his unique “Cartoon-head”, and a soft rubber ring is being applied to the shell.


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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

Sonor Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum Features:

  • Product: SSD 10 1305 BG
  • Measurements: 13" x 5.75"
  • Shell: Beech
  • Shell Thickness: 5 mm (SONOR Thin Shell)
  • Tension Rods: 2 x 8 pieces
  • Batter Head: Sonor Medium white coated Made by REMO USA
  • Resonance Head: Sonor Clear Resonance Made by REMO USA
  • Snare Wires: 18 steel wires