Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum

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The Steve Smith Signature snare drum

Steve Smith, one of the world’s greatest drummers, has been endorsing SONOR Drums for more then 30 years – more than just a good reason to celebrate with a Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum model. Steve and the SONOR engineers created a true masterpiece that is addicted to sound, features, design and most of all, Steve’s input.

The 14" x 5.5" Signature Snare Drum is an outstanding instrument, made out of an exclusive, 2.5 mm cast steel shell / 2.5 mm reinforcement rings and two air vents. Vintage style Phonic lugs with integrated TuneSafe are in place for a vintage look, and die-cast hoops and a REMO fiberskyn 3 batter head in Diplomat thickness add to the overall effect of what Steve is looking for in a snare drum: a crisp, full-bodied instrument with an immediate and effortless playing response. Besides the Signature badge, Steve’s Signature is engraved on a Re-Issue of the "Hilite Exclusive" badge, adding another "Vintage SONOR" touch.

Steve uses this instrument in studio sessions and live on tour with his groups Vital Information and Jazz Legacy.

"SONOR drums have remained my first and only choice as a high quality instrument for the past 30 years. My sound is the ’SONOR sound’, I can‘t imagine playing any other drum kit." Steve Smith


item nameSnare Drum
shell materialcast steel
shell construction2;5 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement
lugs configurationTuneSafe
snare strainerThrow-Off Snare Action
item descriptionSSD 11 1455 STS
snare wire wires1 x SW 1424 S, 14'', 24 stainless steel wires 0,5 mm
item no.11175001
unit1 piece
shell finish outsidechrome
shell size14'' x 5,5''
shell thickness2,5 mm
batter headREMO Fiberskyn 3 Diplomat, single ply
resonance headREMO Ambassador Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
tension rods20 slotted screws
bearing edge45°