90's Sonor Designer Series
1404S 14x4 Snare

I hadn't planned on buying this, but it begged me to take it home. I'm VERY glad I did.

Sonor's steel shelled drums are made from a ferromanganese steel alloy. Its sonic quality puts other metal drums to shame!

Normally there are some black plastic "Tune-Safe" thingies on the lugs, but the previous owner removed them. It doesn't detune under normal playing so I don't miss them.

Typical of my other Sonor drums, this one is heavy! The rims are die cast. As a matter of fact, I'm sure this drum weighs more than my Sonorlite!!

The tone is amazing! It's probably the most responsive, best sounding drum I've ever played.

(Left) Flawless chrome -
even on the inside!
Very well designed compact throwoff.


1970's Sonor Rosewood Bebop kit
--Sonor Force 3000 -- Sonor Phonic -- Sonor Phonic Mahogany
1987 Sonor Performer -- 1984 Sonor Phonic Plus
Black Diamond Hilite
--- 1965 Ludwig Super Classic


Birch Sonorlite -- Birch Sonorlite Piccolo
Sonor Designer Piccolo --Sonor D-500 -- Sonor D505 -- Sonor 508x

Designer 1404BH -- Phonic D-515 -- Phonic D-516J -- Phonic D-518x
Force 3000 -- Sonor 125 Jubilee
Sonor Signature Bronze Piccolo -- White Lacquer Sonorlite
Hilite Black Diamond snares -- Hilite piccolo
Ludwig Supraphonic -- Ludwig SS -- Slingerland Copper

Odds & Ends

1930's Sonor Parade snare -- 1960's Sonor Bongos -- Wishlist