REVIEWS

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 Master 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!

Dave Mattacks Review on Speed Master Bearing

Dave Mattacks

the canopus speed star bearing is an excellent product ; if you're happy with your bass drum pedal , you'll be happier after installation - it really improves the action & feel .

Billy Martin Review on LIght Weight Hi-Hat Stand

Billy Martin

I am always looking for quality light-weight hardware and Canopus really does it right.

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...

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!

Jason Sutter Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 30

Jason Sutter

Canopus has changed the game again with their new 30 strand snare wire! My new go to snares, as they provide the body and depth of their 40 strand wire with the snap and unrivaled articulation of the 20s...try them and they will be YOUR new go to snares wires!

Curt Bisquera Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 30

Curt Bisquera

It responds with more articulation as well as less sympathetic buzz...from the lightest buzz roll to super thundering back beats, this new 30 Strand Wire will make ALL the difference in your sound and playing. It might be my new favorite!

Albe Bonacci Review on Back Beat Snare Wire 30

Albe Bonacci

The new Canopus 30 strand snare wires help me get the perfect balance of shell vs. wire sound. They bridge the gap between the 20 and 42 strand amazingly. With the fat, sensitive, crisp sound I’ ve come to love, without added snare buzz. Beautiful.