Canopus Vintage Snarewire 14"
From a warm whisper to a deep roar - Elevate your snare drum to its full potential The snare drum is the most important component in the drum set, and the snare-wire is a crucial component of your drum’s sound. This fact has not been widely recognized until very recently; only a few drummers understand this important connection. In 1960, Ludwig and Slingerland manufactured what has now become the standard for good vintage wires. Several manufacturers have tried to re-produce the sound. After years of research, we have replicated the Slingerland wire taking several factors into account such as material, spiral diameter and pitch. We finally decided on a core thickness of 0.5 mm, a spiral diameter of 1.35mm and a pitch of 3.4 mm. In that process, we also found that the end plate is another determinant of a snare-wire’s sensitivity, and we have tried various sizes for these as well. We concluded that 0.5mm is optimal to hold the wires. We also decided to exclude the guiding grooves for snare strings and tapes that most manufacturers use. These guiding grooves impaired the sensitivity of the snare drum. Our end plate is quite thin however; it may have caused breakage of strings and tapes. We resolved the problem by having the lapel at the holes on the end plate. After years of careful analysis of the material composition, thickness of the end plate, shaping experiments and production consideration, we have the CANOPUS Vintage Snare Wire.Super Jazz drummer Bill Stewart once visited us. He was so impressed by our proto-type Vintage Snare Wires he asked us if he could use it. Many CANOPUS endorsers appreciate the sound quality of this snare wire. 42 Strand Rich Impact These new Canopus 42 strand snare wires give a unique rich and full sound, and provide great impact.Having 42 strands may initially give an impression of being “too much”, but the VSW-42 wires feature ultra thin end plates – allowing players to enjoy maximum tone and response at all volume levels, whilst also providing great sensitivity and control over the sound. Players can enjoy a comfortably muted, tight sound and very quick response. * 0.5mm thick Brass End Plate* Vintage Wire 42 Strand* Dry (DR) Only
€24,54 - €57,27
Canopus BackBeat Snarewire
Snare wires which enhance even the subtitles of nuances in the midst of very loud backbeats! By adopting spiral wires with an abundance of coils coupled with 1mm end-plates, we have achieved a good balance between volume that is aggressive enough for a powerful backbeat and swift response for delicate phrasing. With this one snare wire, you can hav a an aggressive, loud snare sound and maintain sensitivity. CPSS-BB14DR（Dry=Without plating） These snare wires create a loud attack and sharp response even for ghost notes. Very effective for wood-shell snare drums. CPSS-BB14NP（Nickel plated） These snare wires have both a loud attack and bright sound. They have an enormous effect on metal-shell snare drums. They will improve the potential of a loud snare tremendously. CPSS-BB14SNPW (Nickel Plated) Canopus Back Beat snare wires have been developed to emphasize the back-beat – especially in high volume situations where the snare sound may feel like it is being buried by other instruments.Maintaining these qualities of the standard Canopus Back Beat wires, we have developed the extra wide 42 strand snare wire – which allows the drummer to play comfortably, without straining, while delivering a full, pleasing snare back-beat at all volume levels. We have eliminated 2 common problems of other wide snares: 1) Canopus 42 strand snare wires do not mute the resonance and response of the drum. 2) We have controlled the indistinct sound created by excess snare buzz. Furthermore, the 42 strand snare uses high quality nickel plated wires which highlight every nuance of sound and vibration and yet have a controlled response and sustain. Enjoy the open, powerful and responsive sound.
€24,54 - €53,17
Canopus Vintage Snarewire 13"
From a warm whisper to a deep roar - Elevate your snare drum to its full potential The snare drum is the most important component in the drum set, and the snare-wire is a crucial component of your drum’s sound. This fact has not been widely recognized until very recently; only a few drummers understand this important connection. In 1960, Ludwig and Slingerland manufactured what has now become the standard for good vintage wires. Several manufacturers have tried to re-produce the sound. After years of research, we have replicated the Slingerland wire taking several factors into account such as material, spiral diameter and pitch. We finally decided on a core thickness of 0.5 mm, a spiral diameter of 1.35mm and a pitch of 3.4 mm. In that process, we also found that the end plate is another determinant of a snare-wire’s sensitivity, and we have tried various sizes for these as well. We concluded that 0.5mm is optimal to hold the wires. We also decided to exclude the guiding grooves for snare strings and tapes that most manufacturers use. These guiding grooves impaired the sensitivity of the snare drum. Our end plate is quite thin however; it may have caused breakage of strings and tapes. We resolved the problem by having the lapel at the holes on the end plate. After years of careful analysis of the material composition, thickness of the end plate, shaping experiments and production consideration, we have the CANOPUS Vintage Snare Wire.Super Jazz drummer Bill Stewart once visited us. He was so impressed by our proto-type Vintage Snare Wires he asked us if he could use it. Many CANOPUS endorsers appreciate the sound quality of this snare wire.
Canopus Snare Wire Parts
Nylon Snare Wire Belt (CNB) We have selected flexible nylon fiber for its excellent durability in a woven belt. With this innovative snare belt, we got a natural response of a snare wire similar to the snare wire cord, and what is more, the choked sound caused by conventional film belt is not noticed at all. Snare Wire Cord (CNC) This is an ideal cord for a sustaining, “natural bound” and “stabilizing” snare wire. The only drawback used to be a sudden break of the string while in use.Canopus has conducted research into core fiber material, thread volume and weaving technique to come up with a very durable snare cord with natural bound (compared with our products in the past).The fitting of these snare wires have vastly improved whether loosely or tightly adjusted. This is a most suitable item for situations where delicacy is required (in a recording for instance).
Canopus Bolt Tight
By combining Bolt-Tight and Red-Lock, you have our “Iron-Wall Guard” to ensure that even tuning and consistent sound are retained through even the most punishing performances.
€10,05 - €16,37
Canopus Baseball Bat Inner Muffler
It enables you to angle it at 3 different positions.
Canopus Black Brass 1,5mm Snare Drum
The 1.5mm-thick brass shell gives a much more solid sound than its appearance may suggest - providing the perfect blend of rich depth, balanced mid-low frequencies and great projection. Its sound far exceeds expectations for this type of snare - and meets all the demands of today's music scene. It comes standard with a baseball bat-type, 3-position inner muffler for enhanced playability and a variety of personalized sounds. The sound is the result of a perfect balance of shell material and thickness, bearing edge design and lapel length. It is undoubtedly going to be a hit with many players.
Super Sensitive snare wires Canopus Vintage snare wires are now available for Ludwig Super Sensitive drums made after 1968!The dry, warm tone of these wires brings out the original soothing and pleasant sound of these vintage drums.These wires not only give a deep, unified sound – they also provide remarkable sensitivity – making them a “must have” item for lovers of vintage snare drums.(These can also be used for YAMAHA 70’s parallel action drums SD-055M and 065M) Radio King “Clamshell” snare wires Great news for Slingerland Radio King users!Snare wires for exclusive use on Radio King 14” snare drums with “Clamshell” strainer are now available from Canopus.The sound of these wires blends beautifully with the sound of 1ply maple and faithfully reproduces the classic “fat” and “dry” sound.For anyone who is looking for a tone that is as close as possible to the original snare sound, these snare wires are essential!
Canopus Canopus Flat base snare stand
Maximum compactness and portability The flat-base snare stand was developed with compactness and portability as priorities.The basket angle adjustment is now gearless, making it even easier to use.Together with the Flat Base Cymbal Stand, it will help you carry them around with ease.The flat base is also convenient for setting up when used as a tom stand. When Folded : 13” (330mm)Weight : 2.2kg (4.85lb)H≒17”〜24” (430mm 〜610mm)
Canopus 1 Ply snare drum
What is 1ply Series? When we look back on the history of snare drums we see a transition of crafting techniques. From hollowed one piece shell, to 1 ply shell, to plywood shell with reinforcement, plywood shell without reinforcement, and then block shell construction. Though this transition was in the pursuit of efficiency, each method of construction has resulted in a different sound. Through Canopus’ research into the various combinations of materials, number of plies, and reinforcement we have continued to introduce a variety of new drums. With the Zelkova snare drum Canopus has presented the ultimate sound for a one piece, hollowed shell. The notable characteristics of a 1-ply shell are a deep sound and pure tone. It has been a new challenge for Canopus to take advantage of these qualities and create new instruments displaying the diverse sound character of different wood materials. The 1ply Oak Snare Drum White Oak is very familiar to drummers as a material for drumsticks. The primary characteristics of oak are its hardness and resilience. The unique combination of hardness and density provides superior projection. The sound has a perfect balance of both high and low end frequencies. The White Oaks snare drum gives a unique sound – powerful tone and projection. Lugs: Chrome Hoop: High End Vintage Hoop / 8 Snarewire: Vintage CPSL-14DR Shell: 1ply Oak 4,5mm / reinforcement hoops High Edge HoopWith a height of 20.5mm these hoops offer direct sound projection and focused sound. These hoops will respond to different stick positions to produce a wide variety of rim shot sounds. The 1ply Maple Snare Drum It is generally recognized that, when compared to plywood, a single-ply maple shell gives a softer, warmer sound. However, due to the drying process, many single-ply shells have a dominant high frequency which is somewhat unpleasant to the ear. We searched for the ideal material to overcome this obstacle – and it came true when we met master wood-craftsman, Mr.Anton Sutej. The material he has chosen – “Soft Maple” features an unmatched softness – its very nature gives the classic, vintage sound – with a sense of nostalgia that transcends history and time. It provides a smoothness of sound not usually found in modern drums. SSSM is brought to life by the fusion of our soft maple material and the unique techniques of Canopus. It comes equipped with our newly developed nickel plated Brass Straight Hoops as standard feature. The classic, vintage sound of the “good old days” – highly sought in “collectors item” drums has been reproduced by Canopus. Lug: Chrome Hoop: Brass Straight Hoop / 8 Snarewire: Vintage CPSL-14DR Shell: 1ply soft maple 5.5mm / reinforcement hoops Finish: oil, wrap or lacquer Brass Straight HoopThe distinctive character of brass hoops is a soft and pure sustain – perfectly suited to the reproduction of the classic, vintage sound. Strainer A nylon nut is built in the strainer switch CSA-20S.Canopus’ switch is so designed to prevent “loosening of snare wire” during the performance by creating moderate friction on the tension adjustment dial by the torque controlled nylon nut.
€800,23 - €1.081,68
Canopus Speed Master Bearing
Blazing Speed, incredible durability! The Speed Star Bearing that swept the world in the early 1990s has returned! Light, smooth pedal movement with incredible durability can be yours by simply replacing the existing parts on certain pedals with our new Speed Star Bearings. ※All stainless steel (SUS304) construction for durability and dependable performance. ※Unmatched speed and sensitivity from our crank-spring screw and rocker-hub design.(SS-5000) Materials:Rocker Hub: Stainless SUS304Bearing: Stainless SUS304Bearing Case: Stainless SUS304Crank-Spring Screw: Stainless SUS304
€32,73 - €37,20
Canopus Canopus Zelkova
The Zelkova Snare Drum, which has a hollowed one piece drum shell, can be described as the purest form of the drum. Only one hollowed piece can be taken from a stump of precious 200 year old Zelkova wood, also called Akagi or “red wood.” The sound that is produced from a single piece of wood has a unique and powerful attack. Each stroke produces a “block of sound” with a sharp edge and a thick low pitch, while maintaining the warmth of natural wood. The special nature of Zelkova is highly revered and sought after by top drummers around the world. CANOPUS and the Zelkova Snare Drum Project The Zelkova snare drum is CANOPUS’ flagship model. In the primary development process we first experimented with traditional drum crafting theory. We cut the drum’s edge at an angle of 45 degrees on both the inside and outside of the shell. Our first try was insufficient; the drum lacked the resonance and sensitivity we were looking for. We continued to experiment with several different edge angles, including 60 and 70 degrees. After some trial and error, we achieved an unprecedented edge shaping process. The end result is a hand crafted snare drum with maximum resonance and a delicate yet fat sound with sharp response. (See picture) Our new edge shaping is very sharp. This overturns existing edge shaping theory. In order to pull the best sound out of the drum, the edge shaping must be determined by the material, thickness and structure of the shell. These findings have contributed to CANOPUS’ overall development policy and shaped our attitude towards the drum crafting process, prompting us to constantly.challenge the status quo, disregarding convention in favor of innovation. Why are most snare drums made of plywood? In order to pull out the best natural resonance. it is essential that the vibrating object must consist of a single element. In other words. a hollowed solid piece of wood is the ideal drum shell. When you compare the resonance of a piece of solid wood to a piece of plywood the difference in sound quality is obvious.A one piece snare drums is very fragile due to its construction.To cover up these shortcomings plywood shells are widely utilized. By plying several pieces of wood together with glue the drum shell is several more times durable than a one-piece shell. Consequently. natural resonance is impaired in exchange for durability. Throughout the world, drum manufacturers have tried several approaches to combat the issue of a single element and durability.Segmented shells are one approach and are closer to a one-piece shell. Another approach is to place a reinforcement hoop inside the bent piece of wood. One-piece wood is the most ideal in terms of pulling out the specific natural resonance. Because of technical problems such as shell alteration and cracking, which may occur several years after the drums production, only a few manufacturers are producing hollowed one-piece wood snare drums. * Since its debut, precious 200-year old redwood has been used for Zelkova Snare Drums. This material has become scarce in recent years, thus procurable quantities are yearly decreasing. A new revolving height adjustable tubular lug Zelkova snare drum, the flagship model of Canopus which has enjoyed tremendous support since its introduction, has now unveiled a new revolving height adjustable tubular lug as a standard feature. The Zelkova snare drum features a hollowed one piece shell made from a stump of precious 200 years old Zelkova wood. The wood is seasoned for three years and moisture content is regulated down to 9 percent in a specially designed wood drier . However, this shell may still be affected by outside humidity, and may display a degree of contraction and expansion. The diameter of the shell increases when the humidity is high, and decreases when humidity is low. Since commonly used lugs have a swivel feature to accomodate the tension bolts, it wouldn’t matter if the drum shell expands or contracts. However, the Canopus tube lug has no swivel feature – it is a solid structure in order to enhance vibration cycle efficiency. Sometimes, when expansion and contraction occurs on the shell, perfect alignment of the tension bolts and lugs may prove difficult A new revolving height adjustable tubular lug has been designed in order to solve this problem. It has a mechanism which enables the user to adjust at the height of the lug by plus or minus 2mm by simply turning the center pole. We do not put any grommets in the air hole of Zelkova snare drums for the following reasons: 1. We would prefer not to put any kind of hardware on the Zelkova, so we eliminate any extraneous metal or wood to preserve the resonance of the drum.2. The wood can shrink, causing the grommet to rattle. The shell expands and contracts in response to temperature and moisture. Canopus takes every precaution to minimize drum shell shrinkage. Even though we dry the Zelkova snare drum shell until the moisture content is at 9% and the Zelkova snare drums shell is made without a seam (it’s made from one, non-comprised piece of wood), there is a possibility that the shell could still shrink or expand due to the changes in air moisture.3. Just look inside the air hole and you can appreciate the thickness of the single piece of wood. Specs: HS-1450 (14"x5") HS-1465 (14"x6.5") HS-1480 (14"x8") Finish: Ninja Black Lacquer Lugs: Brass Hoop: Die-Cast / 8 Snare Wire: Vintage Snare Wire (CPSL-ZL14NP) Shell: One-Piece Hollowed Zelkova 14mm