As unique as your fingerprint
Shells that impress
With so many options for the shells in regard to materials, sizes and finishes, you can really make your kit stand out. SONOR SQ2 features only the finest woods from environmentally friendly sources and hand picks from leading veneer suppliers worldwide. All done by master craftsmen in Germany.
Optimum Shell Measurement (OSM)
SONOR implements a slightly narrow outside shell measurement for optimised head contact. This is a SONOR speciality, resulting in excellent tone, better sustain and controlled decay.
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. All shells are measured and precisely cut to perfection.
45 Degree Bearing Edge
SONOR drums feature a 45 degree bearing edge, designed and introduced by SONOR in 1975, which is an important component of the signature SONOR sound.
SQ2 Shell Material
Choose from Scandinavian Birch, North American Maple, German Beech or Acrylic for your perfect sounding shells. Custom sizing available with a wide assortment of finishes on vintage, medium or heavy shells.
Scandinavian Birch has an aggressive, distinctive tone with tremendous projection. Providing low and high frequency clarity with a smooth balanced mid range.
North American Maple offers a mellow, warm and very balanced full tone providing low frequency punch and a mixed balance of mids and highs.
German Beech wood offers a full, warm tone with evenly balanced lows, mids and highs. Tremendous projection, tone and dynamics.
German Acrylic has a full-bodied tone with great presence and powerful dynamics. Accentuated highs and lows are more dominant with reduced mid range frequencies.
Features that matter
SONOR was the first company to introduce and use spectacular vertical veneers on drums which has become a trademark of the company. Vertical veneers are selected, set by hand and matched for your drum in-house by master craftsmen. Each veneer sheet is one of a kind and makes each drum unique like your personal fingerprint. Wood is a naturally growing product, diverse in its pattern so a special SONOR lacquer formula is used to enhance the grains as best as possible. SONOR uses a rotating drying process for perfect surfaces without lacquer drips. All shells are hand sanded and hand buffed – 7 times per shell and then hand lacquered – 5 lacquering steps per shell. This extremely detailed process results in a superior finish on SONOR’s lacquered shells.
The small details
Anything mounted to a SQ2 Drum has to resemble the extremely high aesthetic qualities of this system. Therefore SONOR offers three types of metal finishing – 24k Gold, Chrome and Ruthenium (black plated).