Beech is back - the new ASCENT Series!


Beech is back - the new ASCENT Series!

SONOR, proudly celebrating a 135+ year tradition of excellence, has announced the launch of a new product, to be introduced at the Winter NAMM Show 2011 in Anaheim, CA, USA.

The brand new 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 SONOR Select Force and S Classix 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!

Ascent Series Sounds
SONOR’s design team worked closely with some of the top SONOR artists to create the proper sound. The outcomes 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 take it, the woodshed, the recording studio or the stage, you’ll lay down a perfect performance with the Ascent Series.


    Shell Thicknesses
    9 layers for Tom Toms, Floor Toms and Snare Drums = 8.75 mm
    7 layers for Bass Drums = 6.35 mm
    45° bearing edge
    New light-weight tension lugs with TuneSafe
    New designed TAR (Total Acoustic Resonance) Tom Mount system
    New designed Chrome plated Snare Strainer and Snare Butt
    9 spectacular new Wood Veneer, Sparkle and Solid Fade and Burst Finishes
    Black Chrome Shell Hardware with certain Finishes
    Equipped with REMO USA Drumheads
    Rubber padded Bass Drum claws

The new SONOR “Ascent” Series is available via most music retail stores starting February / March 2011. For more information check out the new SONOR Drums catalog and the SONOR homepage: to see the latest gear coming in 2011!