Black-Nickel Brass Snare Drum

BB-1455 / BB-1465

Mellow and soft sound

Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum

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LUG
Chrome
HOOP
Power Hoop (steel 2.3mm) / 8
SNARE WIRE
30 Strand Back Beat Snare Wire [CPSS-BB14SNP30]
SHELL
Brass 1.2mm w/ Black Nickel Plate
FINISH
Black Nickel Plated

Mellow and soft sound

Our “BB” has a 1.2mm brass shell plated with Black Nickel. Its sound is full of fiery temperament just like its masculine appearance. The characteristic of this drum is its powerful sound with the fat, warm presence that is unique to brass. Certainly, this Black Nickel Brass bears close resemblance to the classic Black Beauty of the past.


Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum Snare Wire
Back Beat Snare Wire 30 [CPSL-14DR]
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.
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Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum Bolt Tight
Bolt Tight
Makes the Tension Rods Smoother. No More Loose Tension Rods. No More Unwanted Overtones. More Overall Tones from Drums.
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Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum Hoop
Power Hoop (steel 2.3mm)
Power Hoops have a low 17.5mm height. They produce an uncompressed sound and a full, broad rim shot. The edge height allows ease of playability and may also reduce missed rim shots.

Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum Shell
Shell
Brass 1.2mm with Black Nickel Plate
Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum Strainer
Snare Wire 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.

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Canopus Yaiba II Maple, Yaiba II Birch, and Black-Nickel Brass Snares

A trio of top-notch drums to cover all your bases.

Canopus is one of the premier boutique drum manufacturers in Japan, specializing in reinventing classic designs from the past and refining contemporary drum construction methods. The Yaiba II series is the company’s foray into a more affordable price point and includes a limited but practical range of professional-grade maple and birch drumsets and snares. We were sent 6.5×14 6-ply maple and birch Yaiba II snares to review ($350 each), as well as a sleek 6.5×14 black-nickel brass ($724.07) with Canopus’s new thirty-strand Back Beat wires ($50). Let’s check them out.

Michael Dawson


Not So Modern Drummer

The overall sound can be described as fat. I know that word is over used but this drum, to me, has the archetypical “fatness” at high, medium and low tunings. When tuned really low the drum has a BIG sound, perfect for fatback drumming. I also tried it with a zero ring at a low tuning to see if it would get that deep, dry seventies sound. And, yes, it did!

Not So Modern Drummer


These people know how to make an impressive sounding and looking drum. When I first took it out of the box I noticed how heavy it was. Well of course it is because it has a thick brass shell and solid brass tube lugs. After tuning it up with the bottom head very tight and the top head medium tight I put it through its paces. I hate to use the obvious comparison, but it does sound very much like the heavy brass Ludwig Black Beauty drums that were made in the seventies, which are sought after. And I think that’s what Canopus was going for since they mentioned it on their website. With eight lugs the drum tunes up nicely and, of course, slightly more resonant than it would be with ten lugs.

The resonance of the drum is very pretty. There was a good amount of head ring which some drummers with less technique might find objectionable, but most pros understand you are supposed hit the blooming thing in the middle of the head, in the dry spot, if you don’t want it to ring. I personally prefer drums that ring out a lot. When hitting the drum off center, the note of the ringing was very pure.

The overall sound can be described as fat. I know that word is over used but this drum, to me, has the archetypical “fatness” at high, medium and low tunings. When tuned really low the drum has a BIG sound, perfect for fatback drumming. I also tried it with a zero ring at a low tuning to see if it would get that deep, dry seventies sound. And, yes, it did!

The snare wire sensitivity from edge to center was perfect, as it has been on every Canopus drum I’ve played. Effortless press rolls in every area of the head.This drum came with the new Back Beat 30 strand wire, which I am reviewing separately.

The Canopus throw off is a very smooth and simple P85 type. Nothing fancy, but easy to adjust and silent.

The 2.3 mm steel hoop and all the other hardware has very high quality chrome.

The tube lugs are elegant, and I noticed they sent an extra one in the box. I guess this is for those who have to learn the hard way not to cross thread the tension rod into the tube, which will strip it out. The tubes have very subtle and rounded stair step pedestal sculpting on their center studs. Classy.

Another feature that sets Canopus apart in the “paying attention to details” department are their leather tension rod washers which make tuning the drum so easy and also keeps the tension rod from slipping and the head going out of tune. Again, simple but effective. All drum companies should use these instead of metal or plastic washers.



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