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Sonor Steve Smith Signature 40th Anniversary Snare Drum  From Sonor

The 2017 Sonor Steve Smith 40th Anniversary limited edition snare drum. 

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Celebrating 40 years with Sonor, the great Steve Smith has collaborated with Sonor again on another incredible signature snare drum. This limited edition drum will have a circulation of 77 pieces worldwide tying in with his signing with Sonor in 1977.

This drum features a thin vintage beech shell at 6mm thick with a gorgeous Mountain Burl inner and outer veneer finished in a semi-gloss. Steve chose to go with a rounded or vintage style bearing with this drum giving a smoother articulation that blends extremely well with the beech tone. As a long time player with Sonor, Steve also implemented the Phonic lugs which perform well in a multitude of tuning ranges and bring back the classic Sonor look. This drum also features the vintage style  Superprofil Die-Cast Hoops giving this drum a little more focus without robbing you of sustain.

 Whether you are a collector or a player, the Sonor Steve Smith 40th Anniversary Snare Drum has a little something for everyone. Great looks, tone, and a piece of history that can stand the test of time.


Sonor Steve Smith Signature 40th Anniversary Snare Drum Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Sonor Steve Smith Signature 40th Anniversary Snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from Sonor

To celebrate Steve Smith being a member of the Sonor Artist family for 40 years, Sonor has built a special limited edition snare drum. This drum is limited to 77pieces globally to mark the year (1977) that Steve joined the Sonor family. Steve was deeply involved in every aspect of this drum, as it is based off his SQ2 snare that he uses on his Journey kit.

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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.


Sonor Steve Smith Signature 40th Anniversary Snare Drum

  • • 14" x 5.75" Beech Shell, 9-ply 6 mm

    • Rounded Bearing Edge (Vintage Style)

    • Semi Gloss "Mountain Burl" veneer inside & outside

    • 40th Anniversary Badge

    • Chrome Hardware, 8 Phonic Style lugs

    • Dual Glide Snare Strainer

    • Vintage "Superprofil" Hoops

    • 24-strand Steel Sound Wires

    • Limited to only 77 pcs. worldwide

    • Includes Hardcase Case, Vic Firth Anniversary Steve Smith Drumsticks and Certificate Box