From a warm whisper to a deep roar
Elevate your snare drum to its full potential
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.
1n 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.
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.
New Snare Wire Endorsers
They give me a nice crisp sound.
When you hit the drum there’s not too much of spread.
It’s a snare drum. -I can really hear snares.
The Canopus snare wires bring out the clarity and dynamic range of my grace notes and back beats! Check them out!
Canopus Vintage Snare wires have changed my snare drum sound in ways I never thought possible; More tone, sensitivity and volume! You wont believe what you have been missing!
Canopus has the best snares wires you can find!
|Vintage Snare Wire|
|CPSL-14NP||For 14″||Chrome||Snare wire cord is fitted as standard equipment|
|CPSL-ZL14NP||For 14″||Chrome||Snare wire cord is fitted as standard equipment|
2 types for your choice,DR and NP (for 10”~14”)
DR : Without plating – Dry and crisp sound
NP : Chrome Plating – Brilliant sound with lots of overtones
(ZL : for Zelkova snare drum)
I JUST BOUGHT THE VINTAGE CHROME PLATED SNARE WIRES AND THESE WIRES ARE THE BEST ONES I EVER BOUGHT. THEY MAKE MY SNARE DRUM SOUND GREAT. I’M GLAD I CHECKED THESE OUT. THANKS AGAIN FOR A GODD PRODUCT AND A GREAT SOUND!
Clint Carothers, a drummer of Poetry Thieves
I recently switched out my snare wires on my Ludwig black beauty from Puresounds to the Canopus vintage chrome plated wires. I was pleasantly surprised at the improvement in sound. To my ears, the Puresound wires were more “harsh” sounding….didn’t really notice it until the Canopus wires were put on. They also had a very slight after buzz, like one wire was just vibrating a tad too long. The Canopus wires sounded really sweet. They had a beautiful crisp and full sound, very sensitive, and the drum sounds big and powerful….with no after buzz whatsoever!! I have been playing a long time and these wires sound better than anything else I’ve had on the drum. I liked them so much, I put a set on my “76 supraphonic as well. Thanks Canopus!!