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
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The artist’s ideal perfected.The ultimate in versatility. This cymbal stand has been developed based on Jeff Hamilton’s requests for a stand to suit all his practical requirements.It can be folded to a very small size, features a gearless tilter, plastic tilter sleeve, and pipe caps which eliminate metal-against-metal noise.Furthermore, it features a thinner 6mm tilter shaft allowing it to accomodate vintage cymbals. Stored Length : 595mm (23.5”)Weight : 1.8kg (3.96lb)H≒670mm ~ 1400mm (26.37” ~ 55.11”)Tube dia. φ19mm/16mm/13mmTilter Shaft dia. φ6mm “I’m happy that Canopus has designed a lightweight stand that has everything I need. It’s sturdy, flat base, gearless tilt and thin tilter shaft is well-made and easy to use product.” Jeff Hamilton He’s been active as a top drummer in the jazz world for a long time and participated in Monty Alexander Trio and Woody Hermann Orchestra since 1975.He has done six albums as a member of The LA Fort, and has been with such artist as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar Peterson Trio to name a few.As a leader, he has his own group named The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.He gains great trust from singers and players.
Canopus Canopus Flat base Cymbal stand
Flat Base Cymbal Stand Our original cymbal stand has a simple design with vintage taste. Specially designed leg structure allows for effective cymbal setting and stable fixture, unlike other stands in this category. Joints are covered with nylon bushes for extra strength and protection for all locking parts. This stand is very light weight and compact when folded up. Weight: 1.4kg (3.08lb)H≒625mm～1475mm(24.60″～58.07″)Tube dia. φ19mm/16mm/13mmStored Length : 530mm (20.86”)
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)
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