100% European Birch
Because of its sound characteristics – balanced in low, mid and high – birch shells provides the most versatile sounding drum.
That’s why it’s very popular for studio recordings as well as live performances.
Birch – the secret behind acoustic versatility
SQ1 drum shells are made of 100% European Birch. Because of its sound characteristics – balanced in low, mid and high – the Birch drum sound is very popular for studio recordings as well as live performances. When developing SQ1, Sonor tested several combinations of Birch-based shell materials. Sonor’s conclusion was that pure Birch provided the most versatile sounding drum.
Sonor’s unique CLTF “Cross Lamination Tension Free” and OSM “Optimum Shell Measurement” process (slightly narrowed outside shell measurement) provide excellent sustain and easy tuning.
Drum shells need to act as solid acoustic unities as the foundation for a great drum sound. We use cross-laminated plies of birch to form a perfectly round shell with great stability. Each ply is laminated at a 90° angle to allow for a shell that is tension-free. Sonor’s tension-free shells would keep their round shape even if they were cut in half from the batter to resonant side.
And the sound goes on
The new Sound Sustainer technology enables complete isolation of the metal mount and the wooden shell.
This guarantees a particularly long lasting and clean decaying sustain.
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