Ash Snare Drum

AH-1455 / AH-1465

The dry,seasoned sound of an aged instrument



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Power Hoop (steel 2.3mm) / 8
Vintage Snare Wire [CPSL-14DR]
7ply Ash + Poplar 5.5mm

The dry, seasoned sound of an aged instrument.

White Ash was the material widely used to make Fender guitars until the middle of 1950s. Strong attack and quick response are the primary characteristics of this material. Since ash wood is relatively rigid, and challenging to process, its use for musical instruments has gradually decreased over time.

On the other hand, it shows some favorable characteristics – displaying a well balanced nature, both in resiliency and hardness. Of all woods ash has the best strength to weight ratio – making it the wood of choice for baseball bats. Its wonderful bending properties make it popular for fine woodworking and furniture making. These qualities combine to make it an ideal material for strong, light, resonant drums.

We have combined the ash material with poplar and, using Canopus’ original processing technique for the bearing edges, this has enabled us to create a drum sound with a “seasoned taste” to it.

Now, you can enjoy a vintage-like sound which is both dry and resilient. It displays a full low frequency response, short sustain and clear projection. Playing these drums will give you a comfortable feeling of familiarity – like the sound and feel of an instrument you have known for many years.

Furthermore, the natural beauty of the ash woodgrain, when colored, is particularly attractive.

Ash-1455 Violet Storm
Violet Storm
Ash-1455 Sunset Storm
Sunset Storm
Ash-1455 Ocean Storm
Ocean Storm
Ash Snare Drum
L:Blackish Ash Oil
R:Natural Grain Ash Oil

Ash 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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Ash 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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Neo Vintage NV60-M1 Snare Drum Diecast Hoop
Power Hoop (steel 2.3mm)
Power Hoops have a low 17.5mm height. They produce an uncompressed sound and a full, broad rim shot. The edge height allows ease of playability and may also reduce missed rim shots.
Ash Snare Drum Shell
Power Hoop (steel 2.3mm) / 8
Ash 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.

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Fabio Rojas
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.

Bob Delich
Bob Delich

I've reviewed all my options and I discovered that my Canopus 6.5x14 Ash Snare Drum has the capacity to deliver the most versatile expressive range for any style of music.