REVIEWS

Jotan Afanador (Aventura) Review on YAIBA II Drum Kit

Jotan Afanador (Aventura)

The Sword kit is my all around compact drum kit. Cutting through all styles and music situations from vintage to todayʼs modern music with such power and a dynamic range. Its Great look and sound are definitely, without a doubt, a master piece. Such a pride!

Paul Jonason Review on Mahogany Series

Paul Jonason

The Mahogany drums sound amazing with the band, the other musicians were surprised at the full sound coming out of this small drum set. The toms are tuned high but still sound full and rich. The 18" bass drum is tuned low and boomy, the snare is tuned high but still very responsive with a fat crack...

Robert Delich Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Robert Delich

In all my years of playing, I've played just about every drum brand name imaginable. Undoubtedly, Canopus Drums are exactly the sound I've been looking for. Above and beyond their great design, Canopus quality engineering and craftsmanship has developed and produced a clear, clean, and projecting...

Steve Rubin Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Steve Rubin

I have the great fortune to now play a set of Canopus NV-M1 drums. This is a wonderful musical instrument. As a lifetime (40+ years) of owning Gretsch, and having studied with Mel Lewis , we know what they used. Had Canopus been on the scene back then I have no doubt that it would have been...

Eliot Zigmund Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Eliot Zigmund

There is a comparison to the old Gretsch, but like comparing a 1958 Maserati to a 2012 Maserati. The nice rounded, clear, but flat, not much ring, die cast sound is there, but the Canopus drums are just so much easier to play and the sound projects so well. Also, they sound and feel consistent in...

Abe Lagrimas Jr. Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Abe Lagrimas Jr.

It's easy to play, easy to tune, and it really helps me express myself at my highest musical level. I look forward to playing them for many years to come.

Tutty Moreno(Joyce) Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Tutty Moreno(Joyce)

The new Canopus set (Neo-Vintage series NV60-M1) is really a dream come true. It's the sound every drummer has inside his or her mind. but that's so hard to finde. I am sure that it will make drummers around the world feel like crying for joy!

Marcus Miller Review on Ash Series

Marcus Miller

Drummers often look for that perfect sounding kit; however, it’s more important to find the kit that best fits within the ensemble and the overall ‘sound’ of a band. I’m very happy with the Ash drum and how it’s versatility allows us to take the music in different directions.

Louis Cato Review on Ash Series

Louis Cato

I tend to like a more ‘old school’ sound from my drums. My idea of the perfect kit is one that combines a punchy attack with a meaty tone, and these drums deliver that consistently.

Tutty Moreno(Joyce) Review on Birch Series

Tutty Moreno(Joyce)

When I was very young, I enjoyed listening to the Blue Note jazz albums. The great drummers of the era, my heroes, sounded so wonderful. When I grew up, I always looked for an instrument that would sound as great as theirs. Now, I can finally say that there is an instrument with that great sound,...

Danny Salerno from NY, USA Review on R.F.M. Series

They are the best sounding and well made drums I have ever played. Love the bitter brown oiled finish.

Roger Turner Review on R.F.M. Series

Roger Turner

The club kit has all the tonal clarity and authority you could wish for throughout the pitch range, and the drums are made with the attention to detail and shell innovation that makes canopus such a great company.

Mike Rose / Center Staging Review on R.F.M. Series

Mike Rose / Center Staging

When we opened the boxes of our new Canopus drum kit, I was blown away by the craftsmanship and high quality of the materials. Once we set them up and played them, we were in heaven! The drums sound amazing and are absolutely beautiful and a pleasure to play! We are all in love with these...

Matt Kane Review on R.F.M. Series

Matt Kane

I have been using my new Canopus Club Kit around New York a lot. I want to share a story with you: One night, I played a brazilian gig and they said to bring a small kit. I brought the Club Kit. They wanted very high volume and high energy samba all night long and there was no bass player. The bass...

Andrew Dickson Review on Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Andrew Dickson

All I can say is that they are amazing! They are definitely the best sounding drums I have ever played. I never thought I would play a better kit than my 50s Gretsch - I was wrong. They are so easy to tune - very sensitive.

Don Wilson(The Ventures) Review on Don Wilson Signature Amp

Don Wilson(The Ventures)

I started playing the guitar in 1958 and have used many different kinds and models of amplifiers in the years since then. I therefore know what I like and what suits my amplifier needs. I have worked with the Canopus Company to make an amplifier to my specifications, and I find the Canopus Don...

Fiona Taylor Review on Don Wilson Signature Amp

Fiona Taylor

About 10 years ago, Canopus worked with my husband, Mel Taylor, to make the wonderful signature model snare drum that he enjoyed playing so much. Mel and Usuda-san then began discussing the possibility of making a really high quality, perfection-oriented amplifier for members of The Ventures. This...