Canopus 14" x 5.5" Phenol Fibre Shelled Snare in Autmn Haze
The Canopus Phenol Fiber shell is made from several layered kraft paper and phenol resin. It has a strong resistance to moisture, and provides a consistently solid and rich sound. The Phenol Fiber shell snare drum creates interesting and attractive overtones, which neither a wood nor a metal shell can traditionally produce. This drum also provides a sound very akin to many traditional vintage drums. The PF-1455 has a surprisingly deep tone and also possesses a really wide tuning range, making it a perfect fit for pretty much any musical setting.
- 14" x 5.5" Phenol Fibre Drum Shell Tension pressed hoops
- Canopus nickel plated vintage snare wires
- Solid tube lugs
- Canopus Shell construction, shell material and edge shaping are the 3 key factors that determine drum sound.
All drum manufacturers in Japan and around the world have been conducting research on these 3 factors. CANOPUS is taking its research one step farther than the others with the policy that we will seek to achieve the best sound drums can offer. At Canopus. the goal in drum manufacturing is to reproduce the recorded sound that everyone loves with the acoustic drums they manufacture.
All drummers have experienced the disparity between the sound of a real drum-set and the recorded sound. In the recording studio, many devices are used such as muffling, microphones with special properties, supplemented and reduced overtone elements by equalizers and other sound manipulating devices such as gate-reverb and limiters. Canopus have assigned the role of muffling to edge shaping. Generally, muffling is implemented to adjust overtone and make the entire drum sound more coordinated. When muffling is used, at least some of the natural vibration of the drum head will be lost. As a result of the research at Canopus on overtone control by edge shaping, they have successfully gained a clean and clear sound without sacrificing the natural vibration of the drum heads and eliminated unwanted overtone. On the bass drum for example, we eliminated unwanted high overtones by edge shaping and were able to realise a tight and rich (fat) sound without muffling or putting a hole in the drum-head. Moreover, by reviewing shell construction, Canopus have concluded that no equalizing is needed to supplement the low and high tone when you previously realise the shell's full potential. Consequently. recording engineers and PA engineers praise CANOPUS drums, as well as being a firm favourite of drummers themselves.