SONOR PROLITE VINTAGE MAPLE SHELL - CHOCOLATE BURL EXOTIC VENEER
We love this! - Here we have a Sonor ProLite, Chocolate Burl in Standard Depth Sizes originally sold by us! It features the same VMS shell found previously on the Designer and Delite series and is the same shell offered as an option on the companies current flagship SQ2 custom series. If you are looking for an awesome sounding, highly durable Maple drum kit, look no further! The VMS shell has been a firm favourite with artists and customers for nearly two decades and it's no surprise why the tuning range is wide open and the projection is incredible, this kit can be tuned down low and fat for a big sound in tighter spaces, or can tune up for funk and jazz applications.
This kit was orginally purchased from us in January 2020, due to the pandemic it spent the next 18 months doing very little in the way of work. The condition is a credit to the first owner, this set could absolutely pass as new.
8 x 7, 10 x 7 & 12 x 8 Toms with APS Tar Mounting System
16 x 14 Floor Tom
22 x 17 Bass Drum (No Mount)
Stunning Chocolate Burl Exotic High Gloss Lacquer Finish
Premium Vintage Maple Shell
3 x Sonor Tom Holders and 3 x Floor Tom Legs Included
Made In Germany
PreLoved - 9.75/10 Condition - We've fitted it with new Evans UV2 batter heads and Evans EMAD bass drum batter, these are the only non-factory pieces that indicate the kit is used. Shells and fittings are immaculate.
What Sonor Say:
The heritage of over 135 years of Drum making experience meets the passion, knowledge and creativity of SONOR’s international team of design engineers, professional players, distributors and retailers. Using only the finest hand-picked wood selections from eco-friendly resources, precision metal components, and a superior lacquering process, each Drum is a piece of art. Made and assembled with care to meet advanced demands and set the bar for professional drums, ProLite combines superior tone, leading-edge design, function and precision to deliver the perfect tools for your musical inspirations. The perfect match for your gig, no matter what style you play!
SONOR ProLite Sound
The core of the ProLite series is the sound spectrum provided by the extremely thin Vintage Maple shells with reinforcement ring. These provide an unmistakably open sound and an enormously wide tuning range for practically all styles of music. SONOR’s Vintage Maple shell is characterized by a soft, warm tone that highlights the lower pitches and provides balance in the mid-range and treble, without sacrificing projection and power.
SONOR ProLite Shell Design
Cross Laminated Tension Free Process (CLTF) - SONOR cross-laminates shells for superior stability, sonically enhanced resonance and spectacular tone. The CLTF process is a result of years of research by SONOR craftsmen.
Optimum Shell Measurement (OSM) - SONOR implements a slightly narrow outside shell measurement for optimized head contact. This is a SONOR specialty, resulting in excellent tone, better sustain and controlled decay.
SONOR ProLite Shell Thicknesses
9 plies for tom toms, floor toms and snare drums = 4 mm + 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement rings at the edge of the shells
12 plies for bass drums = 6 mm + 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement rings at the edge of the shells
Power Hoops – Clean Tuning and Crisp Attack!
2.3 mm SONOR Power Hoops on all snare drums, tom toms and floor toms. For 14" snare drums also die-cast hoops are available.
Redesigned (T.A.R.) Total Acoustic Resonance Mounting System.
Vibration free mounting results in pure tone and warm sustain. Enhanced by Total Acoustic Resonance and Advanced Projection System (APS) your Drum enjoys sonic freedom and stays mechanically stable, resulting in beautiful tone and unmatched projection.
The patented Advanced Projection System (APS)
prevents direct contact between wood and metal, and supports the powerful SONOR sustain. Equipped with the APS rubber insulators are the tom mounting system, the bass drum mount, the bass drum spurs and floor tom legs.
Bass Drum Claws – Beautiful and Practical
The rubber insert beneath the bass drum claws assures that your wooden hoop will not be scratched. The recessed design of the tension rod and the raised synthetic insert of the bass drum claw protects your cases from snagging and scratching damage.
Bass Drum Spurs – Quick and Easy Set-Up!
SONOR spurs, refined over time, are the most reliable and stylish spurs in the industry. Memory Locks ‘remember’ your preferred bass drum spur adjustment.
Bass Drum Feet – On Solid Footing, Wherever You Go!
The bass drum feet can be converted from rubber to metal by turning the rubber foot. Fixing the position by a fastening screw.
TuneSafe – Right in Tune, 100% of the Time!
All SONOR lugs are equipped with the patented TuneSafe, which prevents the tension rods from loosening. Tune Safe supports maximum tuning stability even under extreme environments. Square-head tension rods with fine-pitch threads guarantee optimum tunability.