Steve Smith, one of the world’s greatest drummers, has been endorsing SONOR Drums for more then 30 years – more than just a good reason to celebrate with a Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum model. Steve and the SONOR engineers created a true masterpiece that is addicted to sound, features, design and most of all, Steve’s input.
The 14" x 5.5" Signature Snare Drum is an outstanding instrument, made out of an exclusive, 2.5 mm cast steel shell / 2.5 mm reinforcement rings and two air vents. Vintage style Phonic lugs with integrated TuneSafe are in place for a vintage look, and die-cast hoops and a REMO fiberskyn 3 batter head in Diplomat thickness add to the overall effect of what Steve is looking for in a snare drum: a crisp, full-bodied instrument with an immediate and effortless playing response. Besides the Signature badge, Steve’s Signature is engraved on a Re-Issue of the "Hilite Exclusive" badge, adding another "Vintage SONOR" touch.
Steve uses this instrument in studio sessions and live on tour with his groups Vital Information and Jazz Legacy.
"SONOR drums have remained my first and only choice as a high quality instrument for the past 30 years. My sound is the ’SONOR sound’, I can‘t imagine playing any other drum kit." - Steve Smith
Shell Material: Cast Steel
Shell Construction: 2.5 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement
Lugs Configuration: TuneSafe
Snare Strainer: Throw-Off Snare Action
Snare Wires: 1 x SW 1424 S, 14”, 24 stainless steel wires 0.5 mm
Shell Finish Outside: Chrome
Shell Size: 14” x 5.5”
Shell Thickness: 2.5 mm
Batter Head: REMO Fiberskyn 3 Diplomat, single ply
Resonance Head: REMO Ambassador Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
Tension Rods: 20 Slotted Screws
Bearing Edge: 45°