Look what we've got...

Checking the deliveries this morning we were excited to receive a (ridiculously large) snare-sized box from Sonor. We've been waiting to give the new Danny Carey (Tool) Signature snare the once over since laying eyes on it at NAMM in January. After trawling through the epic amount of packaging, there it was, a vision in brass!

What could this be?

We'll be photographing it tomorrow before putting it through its paces during the Rhythm review process. We might even give it a sneaky knock in the office this afternoon. Is it as loud as it looks? Will we have a snare stand that's able to cope with an 8" deep drum? Will its sound appeal to more than just Tool-heads? All these questions and more will be answered in a forthcoming issue!

Rhythm Art Editor Dave is dwarfed by the
14"x8" bronze beauty!

The spec reads like ths:
Shell: Bronze
Shell Thickness: 1 mm
Tension Rods: 2 x 10 pieces
Batter Head: Sonor Head made by REMO
Resonance Head: Sonor Head made by REMO
Snare Wires: 20 steel wires
Features: 2.3 mm Power Hoops, TuneSafe, throw-off snare action, chrome plated, protection lacquer

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.