REVIEWS

Brad Schlueter / writer, reviewer or product tester

Usually, if a drummer wants to alter the sound of a drum, he’ll change the heads. That can make a dramatic difference to the way a drum sounds. However, many drummers have favorite heads and resist swapping them for those with a different sound and feel. Upgrading the wires under your drum is...

Special Review from Mike Baird

Special Review from Mike Baird

EVALUATION OF CANOPUS SNARE WIRES SEPT 14 2013 BY MIKE BAIRD Let me start out by saying that from one drum to the next it was very difficult to find what would be a normal wood or metal drum (ply, steam bent, what type of wood etc.) metal brass, steel etc. But I did pick a few drums to get a...

Drums & Percussion Magazine (Germany) / May, 2008

Drums & Percussion Magazine (Germany) / May, 2008

Vinny Vinciguerra Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Vinny Vinciguerra

I have been hearing good things about the vintage snare wires Canopus makes for a few years....finally I put one on my snare drum. I could not believe how awesome it sounded....it was like getting a new drum! It made my favorite Black Beauty scream "play me"! What a killer sound! I could not be...

Stephen Jude Mills Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Stephen Jude Mills

I get the most beautiful tones with Canopus snare wires, hands down. I wouldn't use any other wires.

Steve Stecher (Chief Drumsmith of Doc Sweeney Drums) Review on Vintage Snare Wire

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.

Joe Porcaro Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Joe Porcaro

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.

Mat Hector (Iggy Pop) Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Mat Hector (Iggy Pop)

I always used Canopus snares, there's really no other choice if you're serious about making your snare sound as good as it can. With any new snare drum its the first thing I change! My snare drum sound is hugely important when I'm rockin' out with Iggy, and the power, articulation and sharpness I...

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist

I've used other high end custom style snares on a variety of drums and applications but I've found the Vintage Series by Canopus to be considerably more capable and effective. They are nuanced, full, and purposeful in tone. I find them to be instinctive, expressive, and dynamic, which is what the...

Keith Carlock Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Keith Carlock

The Canopus snare wires bring out the clarity and dynamic range of my grace notes and back beats! Check them out!

Jordi Geuens Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Jordi Geuens

The Canopus snare wires make a very important difference in sound. My snares have more body & tone and the snare wires themselves give me a sweet & crisp sound! Love them!

Brent Lee Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Brent Lee

Canopus Snare Wires give me the crisp and sensitive sound I'm looking for. Invest in the best, choose Canopus Snare Wires!

Dave Johnstone Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Dave Johnstone

Canopus wires make my snare drums sound their best. They respond at a full range of dynamics and give an amazing tone. I use these wires on ALL of my snare drums, live and in the studio!

Cooper Acoutin / Acoutin Custom Drums Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Canopus Vintage snare wires are very sensitive and articulate allowing our snares to maintain a solid back beat and still provide a nice buzz roll.

Lee Ruff Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Lee Ruff

Your line of snare wires is absolutely great. It's quite obvious that you have done extensive experimenting in the development of your line of snare wires. I can remember when I was touring back in the 60s, how snare wires were designed. Many drummers today still put the "old" wires on a "new"...

Fred Dinkins Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Fred Dinkins

Canopus snare wires are the best! They allow you to execute dynamics with ease. You can hear the smallest ghost notes and eliminate unwanted snare chatter because of the extreme sensitivity that you get from the snare wires

Jason Sutter Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Jason Sutter

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!

Mike Baird Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Mike Baird

Let me start out by saying that from one drum to the next it was very difficult to find what would be a normal wood or metal drum (ply, steam bent, what type of wood etc.) metal brass, steel etc. But I did pick a few drums to get a general consensus this is what I used.

Martin Kleibl Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Martin Kleibl

The Canopus Vintage Snare Wire will change the sound of your snare drum immediately. If you are looking for the warm and full sound from your snare, try it!