Sonor Drums SSE 13 MARTINI TGS 4-Piece Drum Shell Pack

For another small kit that can give you a big sound, the Martini drum set from Sonor is an attractive option. It’s actually even a bit lighter than the Breakbeat shell set above and has an equally small footprint once you set it up. What really caught our eye was this: The combination of the […]

Last updateJuly 18, 2018
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Sonor Drums SSE 13 MARTINI TGS 4-Piece Drum Shell Pack

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For another small kit that can give you a big sound, the Martini drum set from Sonor is an attractive option. It’s actually even a bit lighter than the Breakbeat shell set above and has an equally small footprint once you set it up.

What really caught our eye was this:

The combination of the retro finish and the natural bass drum hoops gives this set an attractive, vintage on-stage look. The build quality is high overall, down to the tune-safe lugs that make sure your heads stay properly tuned even through a lengthy session. While it’s small, it’s certainly not delicate; these cross-laminated poplar shells are solid.

On the other hand...

Sonically, this kit is better-suited to lighter styles like jazz or softer rock. The dynamic range isn’t quite as wide as other options on the list. The stiff poplar shells give these drums a distinctively bright, tight tone that’s perfect for an old-school vibe.

Specs at a glance:

  • Shell material: cross-laminated 9-ply poplar
  • Kick drum: 14” X 12”
  • Snare: 12” X 5”
  • Toms: 13” X 10” floor tom, 8” X 8” mounted tom
  • Whole kit weight: 46 pounds
  • Color options: Emerald Isle/Turquoise galaxy

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