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dingaling

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I just ordered a steel snare and in return was going to sell my mint condition Canopus steel snare because both are steel and 5x14…and who needs 2 of such similar snares?

I bought the Canopus in 2006 new and mainly used it for a jazz jam session I was hosting at a coffee shop. I remember it sounded great but haven’t played it in years.

I just took pics of the Canopus and tuned up. It sounds sooooo goood. After some thought I have to find something else to sell, I can’t sell this one. And they are hard to come by. It really sounds amazing. It’s got tone, volume, and some ring but still precise. I could see using it for a symphonic orchestra, a jazz gig, a rock gig, or recording session depending on the tuning.
It’s gonna stay. Guess I’ll have 2 steel 5” snares. It’s also gorgeous. Never understood the brass lugs but looks great nevertheless.
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I only know the Canopus wood shell snare drums, and you would be hard pressed to find one of better quality. Not sure what edges they use, but its magical!
 

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I have this drum:

I think much of what you said about yours is true of mine. It's so easy to tune and it's so sensitive and responsive. The day I bought it, I also got a Gretsch Brooklyn kit. This Canopus snare was an absolute no-brainer over the matching Gretsch Brooklyn snare. I have also played a Yaiba Maple snare--it too was amazing. I would recommend Canopus to anyone looking for a snare.
 

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Big fan of Canopus. Build quality second to none. Have several snares - maple, zelkova, and a wild tulip pancake snare. All are wonderful in their own way. Also fyi the brass lugs are used because they are a resonating metal, promoting tone and sustain. if you change your mind on the snare, I would be interested at a fair price. Best!
 

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I have had the pleasure of playing a few Canopus snares at Drummers Hangout . The Maple and the Zelkova really stood out in particular . The Yaiba II are excellent value .
 

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I am a fan of the drums and snares, have a birch snare, oak and a maple snare, have the 22 13 16 RFM
Kit. All excellent.
 

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Zelkova snare drums are in a league by themselves. True solid snare drums carved out of an aged Zelkova wood log. Must be experienced to understand.
 

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I have this drum:

I think much of what you said about yours is true of mine. It's so easy to tune and it's so sensitive and responsive. The day I bought it, I also got a Gretsch Brooklyn kit. This Canopus snare was an absolute no-brainer over the matching Gretsch Brooklyn snare. I have also played a Yaiba Maple snare--it too was amazing. I would recommend Canopus to anyone looking for a snare.
What is this snare model? Sounds great, i dont see it listed anywhere on their site. MO Round edge hoo ?
 

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Excellent drums, I just wish it had a less boring strainer. I know it is simple and works, but I would like a little more style.
 

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Yes. The Zelkova is the best wood drum ever created in my opinion (and I’ve owned A LOT of top shelf drums). I stated in another thread, it’s like the wood equivalent of a cast metal shell. Dense, thick tone, unbelievable articulation.

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I have a 5 aluminum and 6.5 maple. Both are structurally damn near perfect. The aluminum shell is super light and airy, but with die cast and a Trick throw on it it has tons of body. The maple is new, I've only had it for about a month, but I've already been impressed with its tuning range. Both drums also hold tuning longer than any of my other snares. No funny business from Canopus.
 

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I'm a Canopus fan as well.

I was away from drumming for a long while and when I came back I did a lot of research into all the different components (kit, snare, cymbals, etc). Through looking into what Carlos Vega played, I found the Zelkova. Crazy as it was, I knew I had to have one!
I did find a used, mint 6.5" on eBay. Over the years, and with a lot of patience, I was able to get 5" and 8" versions as well.

I just love everything about them - especially the tone.

I remember reading DCP's description about a "solid block of sound". I had no idea what it meant until I switched out the Zelkova for one of my other snares after I'd been playing the Z for a long time. I went back to the Zelkova pretty quickly, and the description made sense.

I recently got a Summit solid shell maple that's been very satisfying to play. Otherwise, nothing really takes the place of the Zelkova.
 

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Haven't met a Canopus product I did not like...Snares? Great. Snare wires? Top notch. The baseball style inner muffler? Awesome. The aftermarket bearings for various pedals? Improvement on every pedal. Hybrid hardware? Perfect.
This Ash set I have at the shop is amazing too ! Best 20 inch bass drum !
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The Ash set is another example of Canopus superior design and workmanship. Great sound and great looking. And the Canopus bearing edges are different from what I understand which contributes to the unique sound and feel. Not just a straight 30 or 45 degree or baseball bat. I think they are gently rounded bow like a sword along the hypotenuse. Anybody else familiar with the exact design?
 

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I should never have sold my Canopus “The Bronze” snare. In my defense, I’d like to plead insanity. It has worked before. YMMV.
 


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