Canopus Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Canopus Jonathan Pinson Signature Snare Drum

As an in-demand player, Jonathan Pinson needed a snare that suited his approach to jazz, while also being versatile enough to adapt to any musical situation. The result from his collaboration with Canopus drums is a practical, versatile, and vintage…

By Nic Kubes
May 31, 2022

Canopus - 4x14 Solid Bronze Snare Drum

A slim but ultra-thick drum with unthinkable sonic prowess. Tokyo-based company Canopus, one of the world’s premier custom drum makers, prides itself on crafting some of the finest instruments on the planet. Over the years, we’ve tested many Canopus snare…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2021

Gretsch, Latin Percussion, Steinberg, Peavey and more

Gretsch Brooklyn Series Drumkits Two new Nitron finishes have been added to the Brooklyn series: Blue Burst Pearl and White Marine Pearl. Constructed from 6-ply North American maple and poplar, Brooklyn series drums are finished with 3 mm double-flanged 302…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2020

New Gear From Gretsch, Evans, Tama, Yamaha, Canopus, and Rogers

New gear from Gretsch, Evans, Tama, Yamaha, Canopus, and Rogers. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of Archives (500+ Issues) 40+ Drum Channel Subscribe Now…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2020

New Gear from Tama, Gon Bops, BeatSeat, DPA, and Canopus

Tama S.L.P. New-Vintage Hickory Drumset and Powerpad Throne Case This hickory kit’s tonal focus emphasizes a mid-range timbre. The Direct Flexi-Mount, 2.3 mm steel Mighty Hoops, and Evans G1 Coated heads offer an open sound, while the dark lacquered bass…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2019

New Gear From 64 Audio, LP, Schagerl Drums, Tama, and More!

New Product Releases from 64 Audio, LP, Schagerl Drums, Tama, Air Throne, and Canopus

Modern Drummer
Aug 26, 2019

Canopus Stabilized Wood Snares

Japanese drum maker Canopus has been building some of the most musical and meticulously crafted snares and kits since its foundation in 1977.

by Michael Dawson
Jul 31, 2019

New Gear from Sabian, Canopus, Promark, Attack, Tama and more!

abian XSR Cymbals New models added to Sabian’s XSR line include 17" and 19" Fast crashes, which feature enhanced profiles designed to provide a quick, explosive attack with penetrating definition and power. The 22" ride offers a balance of stick…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2017

Product Close-Up – Canopus Snare Drums

Canopus is one of the premier boutique drum manufacturers in Japan, specializing in reinventing classic designs from the past and refining contemporary drum construction methods. The Yaiba II series is the company’s foray into a more affordable price point and…

Modern Drummer
Mar 8, 2017

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares

Canopus has been hand-building high-end drums in Japan since 1977, with the primary focus being on replicating and updating the most coveted sounds of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017