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Old 03-14-2013, 06:51 PM
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Default Sonor 50's Kit

I don't know much about Sonor drums but these look interesting.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sonor-20-13-1...item27d0b54077
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:56 PM
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I saw that one, I wondered if it was actually a 60s. Looks interesting indeed.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:14 PM
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Sonor tear drops super cool! normally this sellers prices are out of this world?.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:47 PM
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not likely 50's. The wrap here is Blau Geschiefert,also used by Trixon as Blue Stripes and Tromsa as Blau Schiefer.=====only there seems to have been 2 suppliers. Trixon used a full thickness nitrocellulose version but Sonor and Tromsa seem to have used only the thin acetate version-----that's why it's torn. That one seems to first be around in the early 60's---shows up in Sonor catalogues at least in 1962.-----I've never seen a drumkit from the 50's with that wrap on it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:04 PM
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It`s most of a Chicago Star,..FT legs are not correct, tom mount is I don`t know but not Sonor, One of the tom badge mallets was replaced with the correct one but in better shape and the cymbal arm is missing !i
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Sonor 50's Kit

Really nice old kit. To bad the floor Tom has the wrap problems. Also there is what looks like a metal staple in the seam. I could zoom in on it with my iPad.
A little hoop wrap missing. What are the odds of finding some wrap that would work on that floor Tom and hoops.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Sonor 50's Kit

It's a 1960s kit, a three ply with rerings, so pre 1965. I just had a quick glance at the kit, but I'd say that the non-original parts could be found - and the 3 ply kits are very special. Also, the 20" bass drum has 8 lugs, making it the more expensive variety than the easier to find 6-lugger.

Price isn't very high, if the shells are in good structural shape.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:02 AM
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This set appears to be early mid 1960's. More than a few splits in the pearl finish. I've no clue what is stuck in there for a trommel link. Thin ply shells with reinforcement rings, which to my experience are fine for jazz but insufficient for rock and heavy playing. I do love vintage Sonor teardrop kits - great looking profile and looks from the days when real drummers made real drums. Commenting on this forum I consider acceptable, but I make it a rule never to go on to a seller's auction page or web site business and offer them unsolicited advice to "correct" an error in their item description. I would consider that both unprofessional conduct as well as a display of poor judgement. The private transactions of others are none of my business, and in the world of business caveat emptor is the rule.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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I would place it 63/64 but not the first Chicago from 60/62 because it only has one set of spurs, the earlier one had four spurs !i
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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The set is a clone of my 1964 set.
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