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All user reviews for the Sonor Force 3005

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 13 reviews )
 10 reviews77 %
 3 reviews23 %
Value For Money : Excellent

sanjuro's review

Sonor Force 3005
The Sonor force 3005 is a really great intermediate/higher end kit.  It is comparable to other affordable maple kits, such as the Yamaha Tour Custom or the Taye Studio maple.  All of these kits are great, and the Sonor Force 3005's certainly make a good case for the best value at this level.  I always wanted to play these drums when I heard about them, and when I got my first chance they met my excessively high expectations.

With its thick 9 ply maple shells, it produces a loud sound.  The toms sound huge and have great dark warmness to them.  The bass drum is perfect, one of the best I have heard at this price range.  It has a great boom that really shows the thickness of the maple in the shell.  The snare is excellent as well, really warm sound.  It has a certain natural ring to it that is very desirable, and it sings in a musical way.  The hardware of all the drums is sturdy and extremely easy to set up.  The lugs are also numerous, allowing for more precise tuning.  The hardware that came with the kit I played felt really good, as the bass drum pedal was quick and the hi hat foot very responsive.

The kit that I play has a natural finish, which is my favorite in this line.  All the shells look great, but especially the natural finish.  Under stage lights, it reflects and absorbs the colors in brilliant ways.  This is definitely one of my favorite looking kits I have seen.  Like the other comparable maple kits in this price range, it is an excellent value.  This semipro level is perfect for musicians who want a bit more than intermediate but can't quite dish out the coupke grand for a custom professional kit.  The Sonor Force 3005 is an excellent value, and produces excellent sounds.

Audiofanzine FR12/15/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Sonor Force 3005
(Originally written by ryo hazuki/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
This Force 3005 is simply amazing. The overall finish of the drums is wonderful (I chose the autumn high-gloss model). The accessories provided are very good and comprehensive (HH and BD pedals, snare stand plus 2 cymbal stands). But let's get to the point: the sound blew my away! First of all, the Force 3005 produces an impressive powerful and loud sound, especially the bass drum. The maple shells provide a very warm sound with a present low-end from the bass drum to the 10" tom. The snare is ok for a set sold as a whole, but it's definitely not one of the highlights of the kit. The original heads are ok if you like to have an open sound. As a summary, test this Sonor drum set if you can't afford a high-range one. Its value for money is excellent and you won't regret your purchase!!
Audiofanzine FR12/14/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Sonor Force 3005
(Originally written by windgong/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Sonor Force 3005 - Black Sparkle Fusion (beautiful finish) - 22-10-12-14-16

I've been playing drums since the 70's. I've played virtually every music style and I've owned many drum kits. I started to play again after a break. I needed a new drum kit and I didn't want to spend too much money. I looked for a mid-range instrument. I found a Sonor Force 3005 on sale.

I've been playing this Sonor for nearly 3 years. The sound is powerful and rather warm. Sensitivity and responsiveness are very good (you can play soft and loud with the same results). The instrument produces nice overtones and it is easy to tune. You can feel the 9-ply maple shells (3x3). All musicians I've played with found its sound very powerful, nice and precise.

The hardware is not so bulky as on bigger models and it is very good. The drum kit has no real flaws and it can easily compete with much more expensive drum kits. Weak point: the snare provided isn't bad but I find it a bit too "light" with an average responsiveness. You will need to, at least, replace the top heads of the toms (even with Remo Ambassador Clear) and buy another snare. Once you do that the drum kit sounds like a top-range instrument.

I needed a sensitive sound with a good response allowing me to play soft or loud. I first wanted a sound with resonance and overtones (very well controlled on the kit) and without damper. I used Remo Suede Ambassador heads on the top and Remo Diplomat Clear on the bottom. The overall sound is open, slightly dull and very well balanced. The sound of the 3005 toms are not as full and round as a Delite or a S Class Pro. They are perhaps slightly less powerful but still far above the average in this price range and quite close to the Delite. With these heads tuned real tight, the toms had a hollow sound (not as full as a Delite), but 6 ft. away and further the drum kit produces a resonant and singing tone very common in high-class drums (typical Sonor). Recorded with overheads this drum kit sounds great with a nice resonance and a well-controlled response. On the kick I put a coated Powerstroke Ambassador that gives it a duller response compared to the original head. The bass drum sounds very powerful, deep and accurate. It's difficult to get a better sound!

This drum kit has an exceptional value for money, much higher than the average, and it can easily compete with top-range kits of most brands.
Audiofanzine FR12/12/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Sonor Force 3005
(Originally written by Benou1977/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I've owned this drum kit for over 2 years with the following setup: 22, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 plus the snare of the old series. I like its sound.

Toms: quite round and warm sound (maple)

Bass drum: great!!! It's the best of the whole kit!! Perfect big sound!

Snare: quite inaccurate sound. It's the weakest element of the kit, but it's still playable ! And it's normal since you can't expect an excellent snare when you buy a complete drum kit.

Accessories: good! Sturdy.

Finish: nice autumn high gloss.

Value for money: great!!

You get a complete semi-professional instrument for an affordable price!!!

I would definitely buy it again since it would be difficult to find a better product in this price range!!!

jobilamerguez's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
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For how long have you been using it? 3 years


Did you try many other models before getting this one? yes the very good and very very bad ....

What thing do you like most/least about it?

it's Sonor ... nothing to say about the finish. the hardware is exellent, the drums Sooooonent, the most violent being the bass drum that is monstrous I properly set réacordé drumkit with kid gloves a few days ago ... and it is always as much a pleasure to play on an instrument that RING! (Because it is nice to have the golden shells, and lacquered red and yellow peas, but it sounds MUST !!!!!)
I hear a lot of sore snare and well I must say that I am not unhappy personal, circles Power hoop ring in Super Rimshot, and since I play pretty tight, the sound suits me well I find nickel (while remaining within the reasonable, AC is not a free floating ...)
toms are also mounted in front of white sand behind her I was not too great harmonics, note what is nickel
Anyway this is also why I cracked the finish ... ... White Sparckle 10.12.16 GC in EN22 (10 is the massacre)

Least ....
direct change skins, skins of origin are average (in the case of beauuuuuuucoup marks)
a tip, chrome is a maintenance otherwise it will tingle (drums stored in a garage)
AC and also the top would've been suspended but not the toms on the bass drum they may well have the best systems in the world still resonates ca more than if the tom is on its own feet without a single bass drum set Toms above does not ring like there was much less harmonics toms.
the labels made in china stuck in barrels (of course they can turn ..)
and here I do it again though obviously this choice ..
value for money really honest
ryo hazuki12/15/2008

ryo hazuki's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
Bluffing, it's really the adjective that best suits that force 3005. First finishing drums is lovely whether inside or outside (I've personally taken into autumn high gloss). The accessories are of excellent quality and very complete (HH pedals and GC, CC and 2 feet up a cymbal boom). Now for the most part, namely the sound and that's where I took a slap. First, the force has an impressive 3005 with a special mention for the bass drum. Maple forces, the sound of drums is very hot with serious indeed present in the tom to bass drum of 10! The snare is quite correct for a model sold in sets but it is not what will make you fall for this drumkit. Last, hides origins are quite playable and adjustable if you like the sound a little open. In conclusion, those who can not afford a premium should really interested in this sound that has a price / quality ratio really excellent, you will not be disappointed!

Pucelle_Dabidjan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
I have tried this drumkit as well as many others in the Swiss importer sonor. And I must say I t bluff by the sound of the drums.

A well qualified and excellent jouabilit good hardware. A little bit worse but the hihat that silent a little soft in its original config and the bass drum that sounded a little deaf APRS attack.

But overall it sounds good and trs importantly, touch the rimshot remember dj The models high end.

Covers which are called covers, a construction quality of pedals that are other-thing and décor are of great precision, a proper hardware. I am looking for but can not find a default or obvious weak point standard.

Only the price, about 200 300 euros more expensive than the entire set of batteries is comparable lgrement objectionable. But just because a lgrement is not yet a world of difference and the sound is l. See for yourself.
In addition I t trs well received. Mrs storekeeper is a drummer c'tait passion and a pleasure discovering all these succulent batteries. Nochmals danke fr alles Leute!

(7) A good set of "high mid-range".

zming's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
I possde this drumkit for almost a year, I loved the sound I take sunburt high gloss color that is reminiscent of the fire. I possd a sonic more 22 14 12 13 16 and I changed in 22 14 10 12 and a 16-tom bass to keep the grave, I changed the skin to the aquarian for better sound even if the original skin are very well
the quality irprochage price for this set of characters

Pipo68's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
With my group we start to not go wrong, so I wanted to invest in a drumkit semi pro, the Pearl and other Tama does not tempt me more than that so I'm going to see the side of Sonora and frankly I'm amazed, the sound is really huge (we're not good at the SQ2, but the price is not the same either!). She is really beautiful, the hardware is well made, the snare sounds good, the drumkit comes with remo skins. In addition now you can find the promo for about 800 euros Thomann since 3007 has just arrived. A very good deal!

djakou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sonor Force 3005
I am a drummer and ing his studio and I just bought this drumkit for repeated recordings.
I had before a pearl export select 10 12 14 16 20 but recording did not sound terrible.
So I DCID to invest in new kit.
I prefer to invest in recording equipment so I do not loose all my money in a bank (even if I dream of pearl reference)
So I bought this in Sonor Force 3005 10 12 14 16 22/17.5 and I must be impressed by the drumkit.
I put remo clear emperor on the toms, powerstroke 3 on the bass drum and a sound control on the snare. It's just a killing regardless of use.
Recording, the batsmen do not come even more with their drumkit as it sounds good. The bass drum kick dlivre a killer and a deep desire rsonnance an attack on the toms very frank with the resonance it takes the skins dtendues enough.
In short I could say nice things about this kit for hours as it is excellent in quality and price.
In this price range is really a case, I wanted to buy the Pearl SMX is more expensive and is book without snare and without accessories.