Sonor unveils Steve Smith Signature snare drum

Journey drummer Steve Smith has been a Sonor endorsee for over 30 years and, following 2008's anniversary kit, the brand have announced a new Steve Smith Signature snare drum.

The 14"x5.5" snare is based on Smith's own studio and live model. Features include a 2.5mm cast steel shell, vintage style Phonic lugs and a 'Hilite Exclusive' badge. Full spec below…


- 14" x 5.5" Cast Steel Shell (2.5 mm shell thickness with 2.5 mm reinforcement rings)
- Equipped with a signed reissue of the 1988's Hilite Exclusive badge
- Phonic Series reissue tuning lugs with TuneSafe and 20 slotted tension rods
- Remo Fiberskyn 3 Diplomat batter head
- Artist Series die-cast hoops
Sonor SoundWire with 24 steel wires

The snare will gets is first proper unveiling at the 2011 NAMM Show in January, available to buy from February/March. Price TBA.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).