REVIEWS

Fabian Arends Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Fabian Arends

These drums have a great tonal quality. They are easy and perfect to tune and have a warm, rich and punctuate sound. I can use them in a lot of different musical situations and they project very well. Very inspiring instruments!

Fabian Arends Review on NV60-M1 Snare Drum

Fabian Arends

Playing this Snaredrum feels great. I am searching for snares with a wide range of dynamics and sensitivity. This Snare Drum provides all these characteristics. In addition to that you can tune it very accurate. From delicate to explosive, everything is possible with this instrument.

Jason Paul Harman Byrne (The JB 4, Will Sellenraad) Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Jason Paul Harman Byrne (The JB 4, Will Sellenraad)

The Canopus NV60-M1 drums are quickly becoming a legendary, much sought-after drum kit, as more great players discover the beauty, depth and versatility of their sound. There is a reason that world-class jazz artists such as Clarence Penn, Kenny Washingon, Brian Blade, Harvey Mason, Adam Cruz,...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Ryan Hoyle Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 30

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...

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.

Matt Kane Review on Speed Star Bearing

Matt Kane

The innovative Canopus Speed Star Bearing I love my bass drum pedals from the 80s and the innovative Canopus Speed Star made them feel better than ever. Less resistance gives the pedal a free and swinging action that is quiet, smooth, and powerful. The Speed Star made a dramatic difference in...

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.

Drum Gear Review Review on NV60-M3 Snare Drum

Drum Gear Review

Months ago (too many months ago) when three Canopus boxes landed on my front door, I eagerly tore through the tape and hoisted each drum high into the air as Mufasa did to Simba so many years ago. I was excited. I knew Canopus’ reputation, and I couldn’t wait to check out each drum out because...

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).

Drum Gear Review Review on NV70-M4 Snare Drum

Drum Gear Review

Not long ago, we took a look at the Canopus Yoshihito Eto signature snare drum (go check out the review and watch the video – excellent drum). In that same shipment, the good people at Canopus were nice enough to ship over two drums from their Neo Vintage series. Each of the snares in this series...

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...

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...

Alphonse Mouzon Review on NV60-M3 Snare Drum

Alphonse Mouzon

I love the fat crisp sound of the Canopus NV60-M3 Snare Drum. It also can used for all types of music!

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist Review on Speed Star Bearing

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist

I put one on my backup DW 7000 and it doesn't feel like my backup anymore. Plays like a top end pedal! Much needed improvement over factory standard parts, completely night and day! Can't wait to order one for my Pearl Eliminator.