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

The new SONOR Essential Force Series is designed for advanced drummers not willing to sacrifice their musical freedom. Five preconfigured sets and 15 individual components offer unlimited possibilities for a drummer’s individual configuration.

SONOR Essential Force Sounds
The 9-layered Birchwood shells are a superb foundation for SONOR Essential Force Sets. Hefty and dynamic sounds – with accentuated mid-ranges and highs, and defined lows – are the hallmark of these shells. With high-gloss-lacquered natural wood surfaces, SONOR’s Essential Force really steals the show.

- Shell Thicknesses
- 6 layers for Bass Drums, Tom Toms, Floor Toms and Snare Drums = 7.2 mm
- 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
- 6 spectacular new Solid and Burst Finishes
- Availability of Short Size Toms, 20” deep Bass Drums and the new S Drive Configuration
- Rubber padded Bass Drum claws

The new SONOR “Essential Force” 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!