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AQX Jazz 4-Piece Shell Pack (18,12,14,SD) - Blue Ocean Sparkle

SKU: # 748271   |   Model: # AQXJAZZBOS   |    Product Reviews2 Reviews  Write a Review

AQX Jazz 4-Piece Shell Pack (18,12,14,SD) - Blue Ocean Sparkle
Your Price: $869.95 CDN
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Great sounding shells, a versatile snare drum, your choice of three stunning Sparkle finishes. Start your journey with the Sonor AQX Series drums.

Specs
• Material: poplar shells
• Construction: Bass Drums, Tom Toms, Floor Toms, Snare Drums: 9 plies, 7.2 mm
• Shell hardware finish: chrome plated
• Bass drum mount
• Pre-Muffled Bass Drum Heads
• AQ Lugs including TuneSafe

Configuration:
18x14" Bass Drum
12x8" Tom Tom
14x13" Floor Tom
13x6" Snare Drum
Including Tom/Cymbal Holder

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Nice Drums! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Just bought this kit on sale (Blue Ocean Sparkle) and for the price point, you can't go wrong! The drums and hardware are nicely constructed and the colored wrap is nicely done. Replaced the stock heads with Remo pin stripes and they really sound good. Don't let the size of these drums fool you, they sound big and very professional. Very easy to tune, and has a very wide tuning range! Sonor hit these small kits out of the park! Thanks to Ted and the staff at L&M, always there to help.
Posted by Allan on May 22, 2022
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Good but not great 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Longueuil, Quebec
So I\'ve had this for a couple weeks now, played one gig with it.
I honestly didn\'t expect much from this, I wanted an affordable compact kit that didn\'t look cheap.
So the good:
- It looks awesome, honestly it does NOT look budget, and looking good on stage is important to me and is one of the reasons I bought this over other affordable \"bop\" sized kits
- Nice sizes (no interest here in compact kits with only a 10\" tom and 13\" floor tom)
- The 13x6\" snare is a cool unusual size, which is great because if you\'re serious you\'re gonna be using this with a \"proper\" snare anyway, and this makes a great side snare instead of just ending up unused.
- In true Sonor style, the hardware overall is pretty good. It stays tuned, the tom and ride holders are solid and don\'t sag when playing. Nice fat rubber ends on the kick and floor tom legs.
- It has memory locks pretty much everywhere, even on the kick spurs. Setting it up is a breeze.
- Real wood hoops with 8 lugs a size on the kick (they would have looked better wrapped though)
- 8 lugs a side on the 14\" floor tom (painful memories of a Pearl Decade 16\" floor tom with just 6 lugs a side... PITA to tune)
The bad:
- It sounds \"okay\" at best AFTER you have upgraded the heads. As you can expect from any imported poplar budget kit, the shells don\'t have a clear note or much sustain. Basically, it doesn\'t really have a sound of its own, so it\'s all about what heads you\'ll put on it. It\'s a perfectly fine live kit when closed mic\'d, or for low volume acoustic gigs, but it\'s not a room filling sound.
- The kick feel takes some getting used to. If you\'re a heel up guy, accidental doubles are an issue. Tuning the batter head down a bit and porting the reso head helped a LOT. This may just be me not being used to a smaller kick size.
- If your plan is to tune the 18\" kick way down to use this as a small footprint \"rock\" kit, you may be disappointed. Even with a proper Remo USA Powerstroke 3 head, the \"note\" of the kick basically dies before I get it down enough for that kind of sound. Then again, you may like this because you won\'t have the need for much muffling to get it sounding good mic\'d. Perhaps with a different head style.
- No riser for the kick. It\'s not that big of a deal, and is common with these compact kits, but the Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz for example comes with one (appears to be the Gibraltar SC-BDPM which is like 30$ anyway, Gibraltar and Gretsch are both DW brands so it makes sense they would use that one). I may or may not get one eventually, but it hasn\'t really been an issue so far. The kick spurs do have enough range to raise it up if you add a riser.
One interesting thing: there was a Ludwig Breakbeat right next to it in the store and... exact, and I do mean exact same wrap. Looking at the shell, same shell composition too. So if you like the Breakbeat but would rather have an 18\" kick (with wood hoops instead of plastic), then look at this.
Posted by YB on Nov 22, 2021
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