REVIEWS

Steve Davis Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Steve Davis

I have endorsed a number of great drums up to this point in my career. I must say that Canopus allows me to play with the nuance that I love to use in the music I play. They are transparent but focused in sound and wonderfully responsive. The attention to detail that these drums are made with...

Charlie Nicholson Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Charlie Nicholson

The yaiba kits are great. Great shell construction, perfect finishes with zero overlap. They give me the booming toms that I need with a fat punchy kick, providing the perfect amount of attack and clarity in each hit. These kits are Timeless.

IMEP • Paris College of Music Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

IMEP • Paris College of Music

Unboxing, tuning and playing the Yaiba is a wonderfull experience. The looks, the colors and the finishing are amazing, students at IMEP • Paris College of Music are very lucky ! I tried different ways for tuning the sets, and each brought a great result : an excellent drum set !

Howard Ogg Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Howard Ogg

"The Yaiba Groove kit from Canopus is a beautifully crafted, all birch shell drum kit that has the warmth and attack that performs well under any venue and any genre of music. It sounds great, feels great, it is THE best drum kit I have ever played." I get compliments all the time from other artist...

Down Beat Magazine (November ,2014)

Down Beat Magazine (November ,2014)

Modern Drummer Magazine (December ,2014)

Modern Drummer Magazine (December ,2014)

no so modern drummer

no so modern drummer

I've known about Canopus's high quality drums for a long time, having played one of their unique Zelkova wood one piece barrel shaped snare drums in my drum shop in the 2000s, and sold their accessories. I heard my first Canopus drum set at a NAMM show around 2006. The very small bass drum on that...

Eliot Zigmund Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Eliot Zigmund

The new drums were great last night, pretty much out of the box. I did a concert with guitarist John Abercrombie, beautiful clear sound to the kit, really lightweight for set up and knock down. This is my new NYC drum set.

Adell Shavers Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Adell Shavers

I have worked in Retail 20 years and have seen alot of drum ideas as well as worked in the production of Music and I have never seen a company that pays such detail as in Sound as Canopus the various snare strands to produce different results the innovation of boring out a shell with such success.

Darryl Bonebrake / Music Arts Enterprises Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Darryl Bonebrake / Music Arts Enterprises

I believe that it is the best value in professional handcrafted drums. The Maple Bop kit is a jazz or funk lover's dream, and the Birch Groove kit cuts through today's high-energy music with beautiful sounding tone and power (when needed).

Robert Anderson / Lone Star Percussion, TX USA Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Robert Anderson / Lone Star Percussion, TX USA

In a blind test I feel the Groove Kit will stand up to any birch kit out there! Even those costing 2 - 3 times as much. Great low end as well as a superb attack! The Bop Kit sounds amazing! I don’t think you could find a better set in this price range. The craftsmanship, hardware and...

Bence Bolygo Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Bence Bolygo

The yaiba as the name implies is a master sword instrument. Due to Canopus's intensive research and development program they have created a standard series kit to their portfolio that is versitile for all situations and stands up to being played in any genre from pop to jazz to rock. Canopus based...

Tutty Moreno Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Tutty Moreno

In my long relationship with Canopus -since the very first time, when I went to the small old factory and was introduced to Zelkova snare (Canopus' only original product by then, circa 1988) - I've never had the slightest doubt about the quality that came from the ideas (and ideals) of Shinichi...

Edward Barroetabene Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Edward Barroetabene

This Yaiba Bop kit gives you more of what you expect from a Drums of this size, works perfectly if you change the tuning in different styles, is like a chameleon". Jazz, Latin, Funk, Pop, limitless..

Alex Monsoliu / Jamboree Jazz Club/ Sound engineer Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Alex Monsoliu / Jamboree Jazz Club/ Sound engineer

My job is rewarding when the sound of a drum kit responds to all harmonics at any type of dynamic, this makes it very easy and comfortable to use.

Ilan / Terra Blues Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Ilan / Terra Blues

The music at Terra Blues NYC is only served one way; authentic. With its rich sounding snare and deep, punchy bass drum, the Canopus drum kit delivers any blues shuffle beat with bonafide results.

Sean / Boston Drum Center, MA USA Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Sean / Boston Drum Center,  MA USA

It looks and sounds great and the price is very reasonable.

Stewart Jean / Musicians Institute Hollywood, Program Chair Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Stewart Jean / Musicians Institute Hollywood, Program Chair

As Chair for the Drum Program at Musicians Institute I must be sure to provide only the highest quality equipment to our students. I have found that quality in the new Yaiba series from Canopus. They are the best drums in their class.

Peter Retzlaff / The Collective School of Music, Faculty Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Peter Retzlaff / The Collective School of Music, Faculty

The YAIBA drums are a great addition to the Canopus drum line. Both the jazz and groove drums look and sound great, and they are priced very competitively. I highly recommend these drums to anyone who wants great drums at a great price.

Shane Kinney / Drum Center of Portsmouth, NH USA Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Shane Kinney / Drum Center of Portsmouth, NH USA

I think that this is the best sounding kit compared to other kits in this price range.