Here’s the chance to own an amazing set of German drums in great sizes.
The drums are in great shape. Very light scratches.
A little cleaning and new heads should get these puppies looking like a million dollar set and sounding like a dream.
Dark red (burgundy) lacquered finish.
SD: 5,5x14 serial no: 18668 one light 1" scratch close to the badge. Some light pitting on the strainer. The rest is perfect. 8.5 out of 10
Tom 1: 8x10 serial no: 18354 very light snare rash on the panel left to the badge. 8.0 out of 10
Tom 2: 8x12 serial no: 18370. very light scratches around the shell. none is deep or even noticeable if not held against a light. 9 out of 10
Floor tom 14x14, serial no: 1975 very light scratches if any. 9 out of 10
Bass drum 15x20 serial no: 18908 barely any scratch. all of them very light. mild pedal rash on batter hoop. only where the clamp seats. the rest is perfect. 9 out of 10
Original Double to holder is included.
If you're not familiar with the Hilite series I strongly advise you to check forums and drum related sites because this series is a serious contender to any high end set you might want to compare them to. Hey! Its German enginery!
Here are a few excerpts from Sonor's own catalog:
“Sonor Hilite drums achieve extra high projection with unique insulators that avoid sound absorption by providing no contact between metal parts and the wooden shell. The shells are 9-ply maple, cross-laminated with a thickness of 7.5 mm. The characteristics of these shells are a full and warm tone with precise attack.
Only the highest grade of select maple can deliver the volume and tone that make the unmistakable Sonor Hilite Sound.
Sonor Hilite Series has all the discriminating features of Hilite Exclusive, but are finished in brilliant chrome fittings. Sets come with Protec stands of lightweight material and silver-satin anodized finish. Drums are equipped with clear Sonor EP heads and are available in four lacquer finishes
9-ply shells with 7.5 mms thickness, cross laminated maple, lugs with rubber insulators (DGM pend.), snap-lock (pat.), throw-off snare release with snare adjustment knobs on both sides, 24 strand snares, Ferro manganese steel rims, extra heavy steel rim for batter head ensures precise tuning and powerful rim shots.
9-ply shells with 7.5 mms thickness, cross-laminated maple, lugs with rubber insulators (DGM pend.). snap-lock (pat.), wooden rims for front and resonator heads, convertible rubber to metal spurs for rugged positioning on any type of floor, tom tom mounts with rubber insulators (pat. pend.).
9-ply shells with 7.5 mms thickness, cross-laminated maple, lugs with rubber insulators (DGM pend.). snap-lock (pat.), Ferro manganese steel rims, shell mounts with rubber insulators (part. pent.).
9-ply shells with 7.5 mms thickness, cross laminated maple, lugs with rubber insulators, snap-lock (pat.), Ferro manganese steel rims, leg mounts with rubber insulators (pat, pend.) 3 height adjustable legs.”
Like mentioned: The shell and hardware need light cleaning. Not too much.
The toms are equipped with Very used Evan Genera 3 Coated on batter side and original Sonor Ep on the resonant side
The snare sports a Genera HD Genera dry on top and haze drum 300 resonant
Bass drum Evans EQ3 on batter and original Sonor Ep