Back Beat Snare Wire 30

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Back Beat Snare Wire 30

Canopus initially developed the Back Beat snare series to effortlessly provide a more pronounced back beat. We have now adopted it to a wider 30-strand snare wire – it responds to every stroke giving a full, pleasant snare sound.
The BB30 snare provides the perfect solution for those drummers who are not completely satisfied with the commonly used 20 strand snare wire, but who find that the typical 42 strand snare wire is too large.

Marc UngerPastor Marc Unger
Reedley College Concert Band (Former House Drummer, Elephant Café, Woodstock, NY)
I have been playing professionally for 51 years and these are the best sounding snares I’ve ever had! The new 30-strand Canopus snares have made an unbelievable difference. I can’t believe the transformation of the rolls. From the quietest Pianissimo rolls to the loudest Fortissimo rolls, the snare presence is terrific and consistent. That goes for rolls on the outer edge of the head to the center of the head. From the quietest grace notes to the loudest rim shots, these snares are a wonderful modification. They don’t have the background “buzz” when I am hitting the other toms. Wow. Anyone who tries these snares will love them!

Reviews

Not So Modern Drummer
Not So Modern Drummer

Not So Modern Drummer
Not So Modern Drummer


I have never been a big user of wider snare wires because most drums do not have a wide enough snare bed to accept them. They can sound incredibly full and rich when used correctly, but if you put a 42 snare strand set of wires on a drum whose bed has a flat spot narrower than the wires, then the drum is going to have excessive snare wire buzz because the end plate will not let the wires sink into the curve of the head created by the bed. They don’t let the snare bed do its job. It’s as simple as that. Most people don’t realize what a snare bed does so they can be frustrated when using wider snares that give more snare sound but also more buzz. I’ve debated this online for years with other drum builders who don’t “get it”. I became aware of it when customers in my drum shop would bring in a drum that they had installed 42 or 30 or even as small as 25 strand wires on and couldn’t get rid of the sympathetic buzzing. After replacing them with a 20 strand wire set the buzz would magically disappear! Why? Because the flat spot was only wide enough to accommodate a 20 strand set, as most drums are. Most drum manufacturers and drum builders just don’t install a bed with a flat spot wide enough to allow those big snare sets to lie uniformly in the curve at the edge of the drum.



The Canopus Black Brass drum that I tested these 30 strand wires on had the perfect width bed for these wires to lie in and respond correctly. It’s nice to see a drum company that understands how this is supposed to work. It was a pleasure to play this drum and hear that big, rich and snappy snare sound coming from underneath. The snares sounded very full and there was minimal snare buzz from other instruments (there’s always going to be some buzz on any snare drum, though. You can’t argue with physics and Mother Nature). The nickel plating is very good. The end plates are very smooth with nice rounded edges on the string and strap holes which will keep them from being cut. The soldering of the wires on the end plate is very uniform. Great new product.




http://www.notsomoderndrummer.com/not-so-modern-drummer/2015/11/2/review-of-canopus-back-beat-30-snare-wires

Comments

Ryan Hoyle
Ryan Hoyle

After realizing the importance of snare wires in my sound and searching high and low for so many years, I am ecstatic to have finally found my way!
The Backbeat 30 snare wires are perfect. I love the reinforced holes so that you won’t break string and these wires sit perfectly in any snare bed wide enough. The articulation for ghost notes and press rolls is effortless and backbeats are catastrophic! Thank God somebody still cares...Canopus!

Doc Sweeney Drums
Steve Stecher (Chief Drumsmith of Doc Sweeney Drums)

I recently tested Canopus wires on my custom snare drums. The sound produced by the Vintage Snare and Back Beat Snare Wire 30 was so amazing I decided to start using them on many of my drums.

Jason Sutter
Jason Sutter

Canopus has changed the game again with their new 30 strand snare wire! My new go to snares, as they provide the body and depth of their 40 strand wire with the snap and unrivaled articulation of the 20s...try them and they will be YOUR new go to snares wires!

Curt Bisquera
Curt Bisquera

It responds with more articulation as well as less sympathetic buzz...from the lightest buzz roll to super thundering back beats, this new 30 Strand Wire will make ALL the difference in your sound and playing. It might be my new favorite!

Albe Bonacci
Albe Bonacci

The new Canopus 30 strand snare wires help me get the perfect balance of shell vs. wire sound. They bridge the gap between the 20 and 42 strand amazingly. With the fat, sensitive, crisp sound I’ ve come to love, without added snare buzz. Beautiful.

Matt Starr
Matt Starr

Canopus 30 and 42 strand wires make my snare drum sound fatter, warmer and just plain better. After using them once, I can never use anything else. They are the best wire in the industry