Bass Drum


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The revival of the famous Beech shell

The SONOR Ascent series marks the revival of the famous Beech shell construction that has been a trademark of SONOR throughout the decades. Equipped with the latest features and technology, the Ascent series is the perfect symbiosis between the Select Force and ProLite series of Drum sets. Any player, any style will appreciate the timeless quality and tremendous sound. Spectacular high quality Sparkles, solid lacquered Finishes and stunning wood Veneers highlight the high end look of the Ascent series. A feature taken from SONOR’s premium line SQ2 is the black chrome hardware with certain finishes underscoring the timeless design of the Ascent series. Get electrified with quality and sound in perfection!

SONOR Ascent Series Sounds

SONOR’s design team worked closely with some of the top SONOR artists to create the proper sound. The result of this collaboration are thin Beech shells for all bass drums and thick Beech shells for snare drums, tom toms and floor toms. The result is a full rich tone, powerful and clear. No matter where you play it, the woodshed, the recording studio or the stage, you’ll lay down a perfect performance with the Ascent series.

SONOR Ascent Beech Shell Design

The Beech shells deliver maximum strength, perfect curving and neutral tuning, due to the tension-free cross lamination of individual plies of wood (CLTF Cross Laminated Tension Free Process).

SONOR Ascent Shell Thicknesses

9 plies for tom toms, floor toms and snare drums = 8.75 mm

7 plies for bass drums = 6.35 mm

Individual Components – For Enhanced Setups!

A large selection of individual components provide perfect add-ons for an even bigger performance – ideal for live gigs requiring multiple setups.

Bass Drum Mount – It’s Yours to Decide!

The standard Ascent series bass drum ships without a mount. Optional mount is available.

Bass Drum Claws – Protect Your Hoops!

Rubber padding beneath the bass drum claws protects the wooden hoop against damage.

Bass Drum Spurs – Quick and Easy Set-Up!

Position clamps (Memory Locks) ‘remember’ your preferred bass drum spur height.

Bass Drum Feet – On Solid Footing, Wherever You Go!

The bass drum feet can be converted from rubber to metal by turning the rubber foot. Fixing the position by a fastening screw.

TuneSafe – Right in Tune, 100% of the Time!

All SONOR lugs are equipped with the TuneSafe feature, which prevents tension rods from loosening during hard rim shots or where batter heads have been loosely tuned.

Batter and Resonance Heads – Made by REMO USA

Tom Tom: REMO Ambassador Clear

Snare Drum: REMO Ambassador White Coated REMO Ambassador Resonant

Bass Drum: REMO Powerstroke 3 Clear

Front Head: REMO Powerstroke 3 Black with white SONOR Logo


shell hardware finish
item nameBass Drum
shell materialBeech
item description
item no.
unit1 piece
shell plies7 plies
shell finish outside
shell size
shell thickness6,35 mm
batter headREMO Powerstroke 3, smooth clear, single ply with edge ring
resonance headREMO Powerstroke 3, smooth black with white SONOR logo, single ply with edge ring
hoopwood, lacquered
bearing edge45°