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Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack  

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Sonor's Martini Special Edition Shell Pack is a diminutive kit with a big attitude. The cross-laminated, 9-ply poplar shells output sonically pleasin...Read More

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A micro-sized Sonor kit for the tightest of venues.

Sonor's Martini Special Edition Shell Pack is a diminutive kit with a big attitude. The cross-laminated, 9-ply poplar shells output sonically pleasing resonance and spectacular tone. Tune-Safe lugs ensure that the tuning stays in place, while a Retro Turquoise Galaxy Sparkle finish is offset with natural finish bass hoops.

The Martini kit comes with an 14 x 12" kick (with mount and riser), 8 x 8" tom, 13 x 10" floor tom and a 12 x 5" steel snare.

FEATURES
  • Cross-laminated, 9-ply poplar shells
  • Tune-safe lugs
  • Retro turquoise galaxy sparkle
  • Natural finish bass drum hoops
  • Configuration:
  • 14 x 12" kick
  • 8 x 8" tom
  • 13 x 10" floor tom
  • 12 x 5" steel snare

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SonorMartini 4-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (8)
    • Jazz clubs (5)
    • Accompaniment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

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    5.0

    best lil kit for the money

    By koolaid

    from new orleans

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Kick Head Change

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

    I get a lot of compliments on the kit.especially the kick drum. But you have to change the head. I put a Remo dot snare head on it. Cut a 4in. Hole on the front. And mic it. Sounds like a 22in. Kick drum.

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    5.0

    Tight and Punchy

    By TOP Down Band

    from Hanover, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Crisp
    • Great Sound
    • TIGHT

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach Rock
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      Tight and Crisp. Needed a small kit for my beach rock trio and this kit fit the bill. Fit and finish was nice. A little breaking in and the tone is really nice. You can switch out the heads and adjust to your style. I was actually surprised at how good and snappy the snare was. If you mic it you can certainly play larger gigs. Its a fun little kit. I threw in a couple of straight stands for a ride and crash but you could add a dogbone on the center mount and save some space. The blue kit looked better in person than I expected. For the money its a great set up.

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      5.0

      great set

      By RICHARD

      from lexington n.c.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

        great set of drums very well pleased great tone after you change factory heads to what you like but if you tune the factory heads you can get a great sound right out of the box

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful Kit with big sound

        By jdwdrums

        from Vineland, NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Cheap Heads
        • Heads

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

        I was pleasantly surprised by this kit. I was looking for a smaller kit for playing in smaller venues. My main gig is with an 80's cover band and I wasn't sure if this kit would cut it. I changed all of the heads (the ones that come with the kit do not do the instrument justice) and miked the kick drum and got descent tone and punch out of it. It didn't quite sound like my 22 inch bass drum, but it did the job. The toms sing and project nicely. Even on heavy rock tunes! This set is also a great conversation starter. I always get people telling me what a beautiful kit it is and how surprised they are by the big sound I get out of them.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cool, fun kit.

        By Deezle

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Experimental
          • Fusion
          • Hip hop
          • Jazz
          • Latin
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

          I've had this set for a couple weeks, so this is my initial impression of the set.
          Out of the box, this set has a beautiful finish that pictures can't do justice--simply stunning. It was quick to put together and get to playing.
          The small drums offer a very tonal experience. The tuning of the drums on this is important and are what make the set as fun as it is. The compact format not only make the drums easy to move around; I've found that this makes the set easy play around on with more speed as well and everything is always in reach. Rolls on any of the drums are so easy and sound great without much effort. The drums are responsive as well as dynamic. I haven't had a chance to try some upgraded heads yet, but the ones included are not bad.

          The size does not compromise the volume of the set too much. It is important to note that the smaller drums (especially with the 8" tom and the 14" kick) call for more tonal drumming and will not work as well for genres like classic rock and hard rock.

          I plan on doing another review after I've had a few months with it, but as of now this set has been a very rewarding purchase. It is simply a lot of fun to play and sounds so cool and unique.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Drumbum098

          from Bessemer, AL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

            Upon removal of this kit from the box, I've noticed its rich and colorful finish. I'm not a big fan of wrap around finishes but I was astounded and amazed by this one. If you're wanting a punchy and fat tone, stock head aren't recommended for this kit; however, I'd strongly advise Aquarian or Evans heads.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great kit!

            By spyke

            from Hampton NH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

              Great set right out of the box. Remo (japan) heads are not that great. I changed all the heads to my fav. Aquarian and the sound is much better. Only gripe is I wish the 8" tom was a 10". The color sold me on this kit.

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              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Martini With a bit of a Kick

              By AustinTheDrummer

              from Bristol, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Compact
              • Great Sound
              • Keeps Tone
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Sturdy
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Funk Applications
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Jazz Combos
                • Small Venues
                • Swing Applications

                Comments about Sonor Martini 4-Piece Shell Pack:

                First off, the shipping time for this thing was incredible. So don't expect much waiting around. In fact, don't expect hardly any time at all to have to wait before getting to groove on this kit. Right out of the box, the most striking feature was its appearance. The galaxy turquoise sparkle looks absolutely stunning. After easy unboxing, the drums were very easy to set up and tune. The tom tom, floor tom, and bass drum all have a great amount of lift to reach tall players. The bass drum riser, mount, and legs were all easy to install and give it an awesome, retro look while remaining super sturdy. It hasn't budged an inch! When tuning the drums, keep in mind that the smaller the drum, the more melodic it will be; it will create more of a note while larger drums create more of a thud. It was very easy to tune, and tune well for that matter. The overtones are not overbearing at all and it's quite simple to tune the drums in a specific key. They sound incredible, giving a warm, vibrant tone. And don't let the small size fool you. The sound the kit puts out is definitely a bigger bite than its bark. The snare pops like a firecracker, the bass drum thuds smoothly, but still gives more of a note in its tone, and the toms contrast each other perfectly. This set would be perfect for several different applications, primarily including jazz, funk, hip-hop, fusion, and swing. Or even if you're just looking for a small kit for an apartment, club, or street, this will surpass your expectations. Amazing little kit from Sonor. And such a great price, too! I have no complaints about the Martini kit at all. Just in love with it all around!

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