They say…

Frank Boest­fleisch

Rhythm - - GEAR REVIEW - Frank, what is spe­cial about the SQ1?

Prod­uct Man­ager for Drums and March­ing at Sonor in Ger­many

“The most im­por­tant in­ven­tion is the Sound Sus­tain­ers, a new con­cept of shell sus­pen­sion used on the rack toms and floor toms. The idea comes from vi­bra­tion dampers from the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. The only con­nec­tion be­tween drum shell and tom holder is the rub­ber part, which is vul­can­ised on the shell side to the three attachment screws and at the out­side to the mount­ing plate for the bracket.” Is the SQ1 like an SQ2 but with lim­ited op­tions? “The cus­tom SQ2 drum sys­tem has nu­mer­ous op­tions, while the SQ1 is a reg­u­lar se­ries. The SQ1 shares many parts with our SQ2 se­ries, such as lugs, bass drum and floor tom brack­ets, Dual Glide snare strainer, 2.3mm Power Hoops etc.

“Also new is our fin­ish con­cept which re­lates to clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles. Like with white rib­bon tyres on old cars the au­to­mo­tive con­cept is un­der­lined by the off­set bass drum hoops in Wal­nut and Nat­u­ral. Es­pe­cially for SQ1 we’ve also de­signed a new Fiber­skyn-3 bass drum res­o­nant head with a smaller, off­set Sonor logo.”

Dual Glide strainer

The 14"x6 ½ " snare is fit­ted with Sonor’s mega Dual Glide strainer and 18-strand steel snare wires

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