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 Post subject: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Pedigree defined as: "distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry."
Since it's the focal point of a drumkit, what say you?
For me it would either be a D506, or a LD 547 like this one... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EnHQqXpltKI/maxresdefault.jpg

To me it just screams "I am a Sonor!"


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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:12 am 
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Interesting question. I would agree with both the D506 and LD547, but there are quite a few other Link era snares that could also be considered: HLD590, HLD580, D516, HLD598 or 596, SY1406, etc. They all scream "I am a Sonor!"

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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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Though I never owned one, I have to agree with Jeff in the Grand scheme of things.

Personally, the D-500 reissue was hands down my favorite snare drum ever until recently.

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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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HLD - then fill in the blank...

The 590 - greatest production snare drum ever: looks, sound, construction, materials, aesthetic, uniqueness.


Any brand, any model, any era, any finish, any layup, any shell...


Quintessential pinnacle of drum making, period....


All other drums are just second, or third, or . . . . . .

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drumandstage wrote:
Though I never owned one, I have to agree with Jeff in the Grand scheme of things.

Personally, the D-500 reissue was hands down my favorite snare drum ever until recently.

Whats your fave snare now, Jules? :|

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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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The HLD 590 as the absolute pinnacle, but among those that are more obtainable, a toss up between three, HLD 580 in bubinga, LD 557 with the parallel mech and I'd say the D506, though I'd accept well constructed arguments for the 505 instead :) .


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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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stitchyHLD580ebony wrote:
drumandstage wrote:
Though I never owned one, I have to agree with Jeff in the Grand scheme of things.

Personally, the D-500 reissue was hands down my favorite snare drum ever until recently.

Whats your fave snare now, Jules? :|


I am going to Sonor hell for saying this, but I have a Ludwig Supraphonic chrome over brass that I put die cast hoops on, and that joker is a CANNON! Seamless shell, new version of Ludwig's strainer. Great drum!

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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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For me, anything from the Link era.

Jules, you are going to hell. On a serious note, ive always liked the sound of the supraphonics, b/beauties etc but wouldn't buy one as I love the tune safe. How do you find the Ludwigs tuning wise, do they stay in tune?


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 Post subject: Re: Which snare drum best represents Sonor's Pedigree?
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Timeagain wrote:
For me, anything from the Link era.

Jules, you are going to hell. On a serious note, ive always liked the sound of the supraphonics, b/beauties etc but wouldn't buy one as I love the tune safe. How do you find the Ludwigs tuning wise, do they stay in tune?


Not having a problem with tuning and I am pretty heavy on rim shots sometimes. I'll have to take a look and see if there are the industry standard inserts that put some pressure on the rods. It tunes up really easily. And with the new strainer, the wires don't loosen, since the knob locks in place when the wires are engaged.


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