1ply Oak Snare Drum


1ply Oak Snare Drum SSOA-1455
1ply Oak Snare Drum SSOA-1455


All Sound Samples
SSOA-1455 (14"x5.5")
High Edge Hoop / 8
Vintage Snare Wire
1ply Oak 4.5mm w / R.F
Smoked Oak Oil

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.

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.

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