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The very best snares

The exclusive SONOR Artist Snare series combines the experience of the world’s most talented drummers with SONOR’s vast percussion instrument manufacturing expertise. This partnership has produced unparalleled snare drum models which meet even the most stringent demands.

From brass to steel or bronze, from maple to beech and birch, each and every Artist Snare Drum is a masterpiece in its own right. During the development process, design is as integral to the final product as sound quality. This attention to detail gives each Artist Snare Drum its own unmistakable character.

See for yourself on the following pages, or visit your SONOR instrument dealer to experience the tremendous quality of SONOR Artist Snares.

AS 12 1405 BG

The best choice for drummers looking for an explosive, bright sound with a high level of force and soft shading. Offering a broad sound with sensitive response for all playing dynamics, this snare drum also features 24k gold-plated fittings.


shell hardware finishgold plated 24 carat
item nameSnare Drum
shell materialbrass
lugs configurationTuneSafe
snare strainerDual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
item descriptionAS 12 1405 BG SDBD
snare wire wires1 x SW 1424 MS 06, 14'', 24 brass wires 0,6 mm
item no.11176401
unit1 piece
shell finish outsideProtective Lacquer, Semi Gloss brass
shell size14'' x 5''
shell thickness1 mm
batter headSONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
resonance headSONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
tension rods20 square head screws
bearing edge45°