Solid 1980’s Single Ply Maple Snare Drum
1 ply Steam Bent Maple Shell
7″ x 14″
The Zelkova hollowed snare drum is CANOPUS’ flagship model. In the primary development process we first experimented with traditional drum crafting theory.Originally we cut the drum’s edge at an angle of 45 degrees on both the inside and outside of the drum’s shell. Our first try was insufficient in resonance and was rather dull in regards to the drum’s sensitivity.
We continued to experiment with several different edge angles. Including 70. 60 and 60 degrees. After our trials and errors. we have finally completed an unprecedented edge shaping process. The end result is a hand crafted snare drum with maximam resonance and a delicate yet fat sound with sharp response.
Our new edge shaping is very sharp. This overturns existing edge shaping theory. What we learned through comprehensive. In order to pull the best potential sound out of the drum. the edge shaping must be determined by the material. thickness and structure of the shell. These lessons learned contributed to establish the framework for CANOPUS’ development policy. These encounters have shaped our attitude towards the drum crafting process. Accordingly. when we are engaged in oour drums and accessory development project we doubt the widely accepted drum production theoly from the fundamental level.
2006 Brady 8″x14″ Ply Snare Drum
Red Silk Glossy Oak finish
Since 2004, drumming scene’s shooting star Benny Greb is part of the SONOR family. Says Benny: “For me as an artist it is key to embrace both tradition and innovation, and the guys at the Sonor drum company do that same thing. I feel close to people that love what they do and who are dedicated to quality. That’s why I feel close to the Sonor Company.”
Benny can be found playing with an assortment of musicians, all demanding his tasteful and immaculate playing style. You will find him in rock settings, laying down a ferocious backbeat with both Stoppok and The Ron Spielman Trio, in jazz with the aptly titled Benny Greb Brass Band.
Early 2010, SONOR and Benny begun working on a very special Snare Drum, Benny’s very own Signature model that is as versatile and musical as Benny himself. Benny favors Beech, and that’s what gives the drum its transparency, warmth and a wide tuning range with a fat sound. The beautiful outer veneer is Scandinavian Birch that adds a timeless look to the drum. But it wouldn’t be Benny without adding something very special. The personalized Benny Greb badge shows his unique “Cartoon-head”, and a soft rubber ring is being applied to the shell.
“IN ALL OF MY RECENT RECORDINGS YOU CAN HEAR THE HUGE SOUND AND VERSATILITY OF THIS GREAT INSTRUMENT. I’M HAPPY TO SHARE THIS SOUND NOW WITH YOU. HAVE FUN WITH IT!” Benny Greb
With close to 100 years’ experience building copper timpani, the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range is the Copper Phonic snare drum. Featuring a dark raw copper finish, 1.2mm thick shell, Imperial lugs, and 2.3mm hoops. Built to the same professional standards as our Black Beauty, Supraphonic, and Bronze Phonic models, the new Copper Phonic is a proud addition to the Ludwig USA family and a legend in the making. Available in 5×14″ (LC661), and 6.5 x14″(LC663) sizes.
Sonor Vintage Series Snare Drum
6.5″ x 14″
White Marine Pearl Finish
Sonor Vintage snare drums feature a new throw off. The ‘Super 50’, a completely redesigned strainer, was inspired by the throw off which was used on the SONOR D-411 and D-412 snares in the 1950’s.