REVIEWS

Steve Hirsh Review on R.F.M. Series

Steve Hirsh

My RFM drums are the warmest, most musical drums I've owned, in nearly 50 years of playing. I like to tune my drums high, and the RFM don't lose any of their tone, even at the highest tunings. And the 15" bass drum is about my favorite ever - incredible tone and articulation, and it's easy to haul...

Max Klots Review on Bolt Tight

Max Klots

Bolt Tight washers keep drums in tune and add that velvety tone to the sound.

Max Klots Review on Speed Master Bearing

Max Klots

When I first tried Canopus Speed Star ball bearing with my Yamaha Flying Dragon, I was really impressed! I mean, if you feel an instant improvement in the instrument you've been happily using for the last 15 years, isn't it something?!

Max Klots Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Max Klots

Vintage Snare Wire adds crispness, sensitivity, articulation and depth to your snare sound. Truly, a sophisticated wire for knowledgeable players!

Vintage Snare Wire adds crispness, sensitivity, articulation and depth to your snare sound. Truly, a sophisticated wire for knowledgeable players!

Dustin Perle | Drum Dept. Manager (CenterStaging) Review on Hybrid Cymbal Boom Stand

Dustin Perle | Drum Dept. Manager (CenterStaging)

The average cymbal stand weighs around 13 lbs, and the Canopus Hybrid weighs only 8 lbs (closer to 7). This hardware is very smart, and very sharp looking. The drum throne is also very classy. Almost feels like an office chair, more than the typical vinyl throne.

Mark Schulman Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 30

Mark Schulman

If you need a snare tone that allows you to communicate the subtlety of every ghost note and the huge fat back of every back beat, then you best buy yourself a Canopus Back Beat Snare Wire 30 or 42 for your favorite snare drum!

Mark Schulman Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 42

Mark Schulman

If you need a snare tone that allows you to communicate the subtlety of every ghost note and the huge fat back of every back beat, then you best buy yourself a Canopus Back Beat Snare Wire 30 or 42 for your favorite snare drum!

Jimmy Macbride Review on Vintage Snare Wire

Jimmy Macbride

Canopus Vintage snare wires will enhance the sound of any snare drum enormously - adding increased depth, sensitivity and dynamic range. I use them on all of my snare drums and cannot recommend them enough.

Jimmy Macbride

Jimmy Macbride

I installed Bolt Tight washers on one of my drums and it improved the sound immensely while also making the drum easier to tune and help keep its tuning.

Armando Luongo Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Armando Luongo

I heard the first time the canopus drum kit in 2011 when I went for the first time in NY. At that time I was looking for a vintage bop kit but finilly I realized that the canopus NV60 M1 sounded exactly the way I was looking for. This drum kit can "sing"!!!

Antoine Fatout Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Antoine Fatout

The Neo Vintage series is amazing, I have been looking for this kind of sound since I was playing music as a kid in France. The touch and the feel is incredible and the drums sing when you play them. I have been even more inspired to play the music I love on this wonderful instrument!

Vlade Guigni Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Vlade Guigni

These Drums are just amazing. The tuning range is ridiculous. The Bass Drum has so much attack… The Toms sing! The Snare Drum is my favorite from all my Snare Drum collection. The Neo Vintage NV60-M1 series are the most versatile drums from all the Canopus lines. You can play ANY style with these...

Fabio Rojas Review on Ash Snare Drum

Fabio Rojas

I was amazed since the very first song I played with it. Its range blew my mind, as it is very sensitive even using just bare fingers/nails all the way to super loud dynamics with the sticks. An extremely versatile snare drum, with a vintage sound touch, perfect for any music format.

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...

Frank Colonnato Review on Mahogany Series

I have been playing Canopus Drums for over a decade and they are some of the finest instruments being made. Frank Colonnato, Long Island Drum Center Nyack http://longislanddrum.com

William Hanley Review on Ash Series

William Hanley

I've enjoyed my ash bop kit for over a year now and never cease to be amazed at the quality and attention to detail; and, as any of my friends and colleagues will tell you, I'm not easily impressed…

Charlie Nicholson Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 42

Charlie Nicholson

The 42 and 30 back beat snare wires. I had no idea how much of a difference the snare wires really make. The 32 strand made my snare sound like a firecracker that went off 2 ft from your ear. Made an incredible difference. Then I put the 42 strand on. And wow. That thing added a completely new...

Charlie Nicholson Review on Snare WIre Parts

Charlie Nicholson

The nylon snare straps. I've put them on every snare have. I always used the plastic straps and they've always slipped and broke. The straps are extremely durable. Love em.

Charlie Nicholson Review on Red Lock

Charlie Nicholson

The red locks are brilliant. They work perfectly to keep my snare in tune and leave me not worrying about having to tune in the middle a show.