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No. 1 Posted on Aug 1, 2014 9:58 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Has anybody owned or played a Sonar Force 3005?
What is your opinion? I'm looking to add a smaller kit to my arsenal.
The suspended tom sizes are: 8", 10", 12" and floor tom sizes are 14" and 16". The kick is 22" and the matching snare 14".

I don't really know anything about Sonar, it seems like this is a mid-level kit.

The guy is asking $475.00.

Thanks.





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No. 2 Posted on Aug 2, 2014 9:58 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Thanks for all the advice. I pulled the trigger. Got a great deal.




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No. 3 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 3:46 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Does it sound good?


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No. 4 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 4:22 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Yes, it sounds pretty good, considering stock heads. They don't even have any marks on them. Remo singly ply. I'll have to see how they tune up.




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No. 5 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 5:13 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
WoW!! They really look nice and at $475 I cant see how you could go wrong.

Congratulations and enjoy!!!

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No. 6 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 6:25 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Thanks Sherm. They are pretty nice. They are like brand new. I'm excited about the smaller tom sizes. I'm used to playing on the 70's-80's big diameter drums. And I got them for under $400.00.




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No. 7 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 7:59 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Great deal, I think you will like the smaller toms. I'm using 10, 12 and 14FT now and I miss not using the 8 and will use it from time to time. I'm also planning to experiment using the 16 in place of the 14.

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No. 8 Posted on Aug 3, 2014 8:09 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Yes, I'm used to using 16 and 18 floors, so this will be an adjustment for me. I'm excited about the 8 incher.




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No. 9 Posted on Aug 4, 2014 8:15 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Dave wrote:
I'm excited about the 8 incher.


Ummmm ...... so would I be ......Smile



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No. 10 Posted on Aug 4, 2014 5:47 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Um, well, yeah... I guess at my age...




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No. 11 Posted on Aug 5, 2014 7:15 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Congrats, Dave!

I didn't see your post until after you pulled the trigger.

I've seen and heard them; and toyed with a 3005 at a store years ago and really liked them.

Sonor's sleeper kit.



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No. 12 Posted on Aug 8, 2014 4:49 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Thanks Randy. I really like it so far. The all maple shells sound surprisingly nice considering my lack of tuning skills, but I'm working on that. Nice to hear from you.




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No. 13 Posted on Aug 8, 2014 5:21 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Dave wrote:
Thanks Randy. I really like it so far. The all maple shells sound surprisingly nice considering my lack of tuning skills, but I'm working on that. Nice to hear from you.


Thank you, Dave -

As always, it's excellent to hear from you, too Smile

When I tried them out (it was actually to test a foot pedal; store personnel chose the kit and did a quick pedal swap) I was impressed with how they matched-up with Tama Starclassic standing right beside the Sonor; I noodled with that one as well. It also appeared to have nice hardware - and from what I could tell, without a going over it with a microscope, the build quality looked solid.

Again, the price was/is excellent for a truly solid kit - congratulations.



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