1ply Elm Snare Drum




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High Edge Hoop / 8
Vintage Snare Wire [CPSL-14DR]
1ply Elm 6.5mm w / R.F
Blue Gray Lacquer

1ply Elm Snare Drum

Elm is a relatively uncommon material for drum construction. Because the “veins” (the xylem and phloem) of the elm are particularly thick, the shells from this tree display a beautiful wood grain with an elegant, sophisticated appearance. The characteristics and wood grain patterns are somewhat similar to Zelkova wood. Elm’s sound characteristics are a very pleasant low range with a dry and short sustain – as well as a fast, tight response.

1ply Elm Snare Drum SSEL-1455

1ply Elm Snare Drum Snare Wire
Vintage Snare Wire [CPSL-14DR]
brings out the potential of your snare drum and allows you to express more with pianissimo sound.
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1ply Elm Snare Drum Bolt Tight
Bolt Tight
Makes the Tension Rods Smoother. No More Loose Tension Rods. No More Unwanted Overtones. More Overall Tones from Drums.
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1ply Elm Snare Drum Hoop
High Edge Hoop
With a height of 20.5mm these hoops offer direct sound projection and focused sound. These hoops will respond to different stick positions to produce a wide variety of rim shot sounds.

1ply Elm Snare Drum Shell
1ply Elm 6.5mm with Reinforcement
1ply Elm Snare Drum Strainer
Snare Wire Strainer
A nylon nut is built in the strainer switch CSA-20S.
Canopus’ switch is so designed to prevent “loosening of snare wire” during the performance by creating moderate friction on the tension adjustment dial by the torque controlled nylon nut.

When we look back on the history of snare drums we see a transition of crafting techniques. From hollowed one piece shell, to 1 ply shell, to plywood shell with reinforcement, plywood shell without reinforcement, and then block shell construction. Though this transition was in the pursuit of efficiency, each method of construction has resulted in a different sound.

Through Canopus’ research into the various combinations of materials, number of plies, and reinforcement we have continued to introduce a variety of new drums.

With the Zelkova snare drum Canopus has presented the ultimate sound for a one piece, hollowed shell. The notable characteristics of a 1-ply shell are a deep sound and pure tone. It has been a new challenge for Canopus to take advantage of these qualities and create new instruments displaying the diverse sound character of different wood materials.

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