Sonor AQ2 Martini Drumset Review


Great kit for acoustic combos or jazz trios!

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Reviewed by John Kimock, Drummer for Mike Gordon Band:

For best acoustic drums, I actually have this kit at home and I love it. I’ve done some shows with it in small theaters and have gotten some rave reviews from our soundman. A cool trick to get some lower overtones out of the kick drum is to put a weight in the drum, which helps its ratings toward best drums & percussion.

Sonor AQ1 Martini Drumset:

  • 7″ x 8″ tom
  • 12″ x 13″ floor tom
  • 13″ x 14″ bass drum
  • 5″ x 12″ snare
  • Steel snare 
  • SmartMount tom mount 
  • SmartMount isolation system
  • Die-cast lugs are durable 
  • Shell pack only. Cymbals and hardware are not included.
  • 7-ply all-maple shells
  • Tom/cymbal holder
  • Bass drum lift


9.5 Expert Score

This kit is great for jazz trios- sound engineers often compliment the sound of it in small auditoriums!

  • One of the smallest kits that still sounds pro
  • Pro maple shells are focused and musical
  • Compact size is easy to travel with
  • The perfect kit for jazz trios and small acoustic combos
  • Out of the box, the kick drum is slightly high pitched. Fortunately, there are ways to remedy that issue