The shell design for the M1 is a result of analyzing the drum sound that dominated the jazz world in the 1960’s. It consists of maple and poplar in 7 ply for Tom and Floor Tom and 10 ply for the Bass Drum. In addition to using vintage bearing edges as a guide for their own unique design, Canopus adopted die-cast hoops as standard equipment on floor toms and tom toms. The core of the drum sound comes to life in high pitched tuning, More Info »
The Canopus maple snare drum is worthy to be called The Maple, because of its natural brilliance, good sound projection, and a complicated, controlled high-pitch overtone series. Standard equipped vintage snare wires give it a sensitive feel, and the shell construction is designed for the best sound prodution with a delicate and precise bearing edge. Brass lugs tend to enhance the richness of the drum. Two sizes available. 8-ply Maple Shell. Special Order. 3-4 week delivery. Color shown; Natural Oil Finish.
There are many steel snare drums that often have an uncontrollable sound, Canopus has given steel a new character. With tube lugs of solid brass, their Steel Snare Drum is well blended, while retaining the sharp sound that is not overshadowed by the mid-range tones of string and keyboard instruments in an ensemble. That is the characteristic of their Steel Snare Drum. It Is a distinct sharp sound. The die cast hoops installed make this an exceptional drum. Special order. More Info »
At the 2014 NAMM show in California, Canopus introduced the lower priced New Yaiba kits. The Bop kit consists of a 14x18 Bass Drum, 8x12 Mounted Tom Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom Tom and 5.5x14 Snare Drum. These are all Maple shells. The Tom holder, Bass Drum plate and Rims Mounting System are included in the price, stands and pedals are not. Available colors are Gray Sparkle, Dark Red Sparkle, Ebony, and Mat White. Note these are all lacquered and not More Info »
Canopus has designed a Light Weight Snare stand weighing only 3.08lbs. The joints are covered with nylon bushes for additional strength. The flat base gives stability and the stand folds compactly for easy transport.
The Club Kit was the first series CANOPUS introduced, and later it became the foundation of the current R.F.M. series. The Club Kit is characterized by the 15 inch bass drum, which is the smallest size that allows the use of a bass drum beater. The challenge was to gain enough bass drum sound out of the smallest shell. These are maple shells and the drum size dimensions are: 12" x 15" bass drum; 7" x 10" tom-tom; 12" x 13" floor More Info »
The Canopus R.F.M. (Reinforced Maple) Series Drums feature different reinforcement construction as well as different shell construction depending on the shell's diameter and depth. The result is a bright, solid sound with enough mid-range tone and resonance. They achieve a fantastic core drum sound as well. We highly recommend the maple drums for all genres of music. They have a wide tuning range, plenty of resonance and excellent balance within the drum-set. The Studio Kit sizes are: 15x20 BD; 8x12 Tom; 13x14 Floor Tom. These More Info »
The Bop R.F.M. (Reinforced Maple) Kit sizes are: 14" x 18" bass drum; 8" x 12" tom-tom; 13" x 14" floor tom-tom. Canopus utilizes different reinforcement construction as well as different shell construction. The result is the R.F.M. series that has a bright, solid sound with enough mid-range tone and resonance. They achieve a fantastic core drum sound as well; the maple drums have a wide tuning range, plenty of resonance and an excellent balance with the drum-set. We highly recommend the maple drums for More Info »
The YAIBA Snare Drum is an 8-ply maple shell drum. It has the Japanese Sword design die-cast lugs and is extremely resonant and articulate. Only available in the 5.5" x 14" size and Natural Oil finish, it is less expensive than the brass lug drums. The shell is basically the same. Special Order. Delivery 3-4 weeks.
This "BB" has a 1.2mm brass shell plated with Black Nickel. Its sound is full of fiery temperament just like its masculine appearance. The characteristic of this shell is described as a powerful sound with a fat and warm character that is a unique nature of brass. Certainly, this Black Nickel Brass bears close resemblance to the classic Black Beauty of the past. Canopus has designed a classic sounding drum with great projection and warmth! Special order. Allow 3-4 week More Info »
The deep, rich sound of brass with increased overtones from Canopus' hammering process make this a unique and powerful sounding drum. The vintage snare wires add a complex characteristic to the tone of this dynamic snare drum. A powerful full range drum. Special order. 3-4 week delivery.
This 1 mm brass shell produces a soft and thick tone with a beautiful high brass resonance. The fullness and sensitivity of brass is thoroughly expressed by the shell vibration. Vintage snare wires and brass lugs come as standard equipment. Die cast hoops focus the sound. Available in 5.5 x 14 and 6.5 x 14. Special order. Allow 2-4 week delivery.
The Zelkova Snare Drum, which has a hollowed one piece drum shell, can be described as the purest form of the drum. Only one hollowed piece can be taken from a stump of precious 200 year old Zelkova wood, also called Akagi or "red wood". The sound that is produced from a single piece of wood has a unique and powerful attack. Each stroke produces a "block of sound" with a sharp edge and a thick low pitch, while maintaining More Info »
The Canopus CCS-1F Light Weight Flat Base Cymbal Stand stand weighs only 5.07lbs. The flat base gives stability and the stand folds compactly for easy transport. This is a straight stand designed for portability. Take the load off!
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 5.5. Four week delivery.
The Canopus CHS-1 Light Weight Hi Hat Stand weighs only 6.17lbs. It is perfect for travel and light playing. It has a spring adjustment and the legs have a rotation mechanism for various positions. The anchor on the base prevents creeping while playing. This hi hat breaks down compactly to fit in your case.
The Canopus CDT2-1HY Hybrid Drum Throne IIA utilizes a combination of steel rod post and aluminum long legs to keep it light in weight yet extremely sturdy. This throne features a spindle adjustment for quick set up. The seat material is of very comfortable Sisal Hemp and Rayon. It's cushioned with firm urethane padding. The iron plate joint on the underside provides for very high durability. The total weight of the throne is 13.44 lbs. A durable throne!
The Canopus CBS-2HY Hybrid Cymbal Stand is a boom stand incorporating both steel and aluminum. The stand is light weight but sturdy. Ideal for travel it weighs 6.83 lbs. In order to stabilize, when set up the center pipe is very close to the floor. This creates the balance necessary for a hybrid stand.
A combination of steel and aluminum makes the Canopus CSS-4HY Hybrid Snare Stand light in weight, yet very sturdy. The gearless tilter system will accommodate any angle desired for playing. The wing nut has been redesigned for easy and quick adjustment. Weight is 7.51 lbs. and the height extends from 17.32" to 22.44".
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 6.5. Four week delivery.