Sonor 12x5 Protean Gavin Harrison Signature Snare Drum w/ Accessories - Standard Package

Item # DRSSSD1205GH
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In late 2011, SONOR and Gavin began working on the “Protean” project with the goal to create a snare drum that is as musically versatile as Gavin himself. The name “Protean” comes from Greek mythology meaning “versatile” and “diverse”. Gavin wanted this snare drum to be a daily workhorse instrument that can be quickly altered to suit the musical situation.

The Signature Snare is handcrafted in Germany and will be offered in two sizes: 14" x 5.25"  and 12" x 5". They are made from 6-ply, premium hand-selected Birch wood to make a thin 6mm shell. The timeless Silky Black finish is offset by white underlays between the chrome fittings and the shell.

The snares are available in a Standard and Premium Edition. The Standard Edition includes the snare, a set of 3 dampening rings and 2 Protean tuning keys.The Standard Edition features:

Hybrid Bearing Edges
The Snare reintroduces the vintage round bearing edge on top which SONOR last produced in 1975. On the bottom a modern 45 degree bearing edge is featured.

Vintage Lugs
Gavin‘s choice of lugs are the vintage Phonic lugs to add “mass” to the shell while eliminating stress from high tension.

Hybrid Hoops
The Snares feature S-Hoops on the top side, and a special open, triple-flanged steel hoop on the bottom.

Dual Glide System
Gavin loved the benefits of the new Dual Glide Snare System, but took the idea a little further. The open bottom hoop makes the Dual Glide strainer even more versatile, as multiple snare wires can be used and exchanged quickly. Tuning the bottom head with the snares off is much easier.

Unique Dampening Rings
Another special feature is a set of three newly designed dampening rings (Light, Medium, Heavy) and they sit perfectly under the S-Hoop rim. Any range of overtone dampening can be achieved by using them separately or combined.

Drumheads
The snares are equipped with a Remo USA CS white coated, black dot batter head and a SONOR Medium Resonance head by Remo USA.

New "Protean" Tuning Keys
As a touring Pro, Gavin has to tune and exchange heads on a regular basis. Over the years he developed his own technique, which led to the development of a set of two special designed tuning keys. The Protean keys make the exchange of heads and tuning, easier, faster and more convenient.

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