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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
Power Hoops – Clean Tuning and Crisp Attack!
2.3 mm SONOR Power Hoops on all tom toms and floor toms. 14" snare drums are equipped with die-cast hoops.
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.
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