REVIEWS

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.

Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius)

SS-2000EL (on Pearl Elliminator) Speed star bearing really made a difference on my Pearl Eliminators. I really enjoy the extra smoothness, speed and sensitivity that Speed Star Bearing gives me on my old good Eliminators!

Tutty Moreno (Joyce) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Tutty Moreno (Joyce)

SS-5000 (on DW5000) “Wow! Speed Star Bearing from Canopus is really a revolution. I tried it and immediately went back to using my DW 5000 pedal, which I had already forgotten about. Once more I would like to congratulate and thank Canopus for that.”

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.

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist Review on Bolt Tight

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist

Who wouldn't want to add tone to their drum? They work! I'm hearing tones I didn't think my drum could produce. More presence! And the fact that I don't have to constantly retune to keep my drums where I want them is more than a small benefit!

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!