This is a gorgeous vintage style kit we just got in from the fine folks at Canopus Drums. It is the M1 kit from their Neo-Vintage series & was painstakingly designed to speak with the sonic voice of the much sought after traditional bebop size kits made famous on many of the legendary 1960s jazz records. These drums definitely have that Great Sound! And we'd know, because we've been lucky enough to own quite a few of the original 1960's kits that this set emulates. The maple wood that was carefully selected for these drums is unsurpassed in quality & beauty. These are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside
Thanks to the high quality build on these babies, they far exceed the tuning range of the original 1960s sets they tip their hat to, making them much more than just a one trick pony that you crank up high for bebop. While they do shine in that high tuning range & do the hard-bop jazz thing effortlessly, they also sound angelic at lower & medium tunings.
*This kit features a gorgeous & timeless Bitter Brown Oil finish (similar to what we know from the '60s as walnut), maple/poplar shell construction, vintage 1960's bearing edges, lo-mass brass lugs, die-cast rims, & Canopus suspension mount for tom tom with bass drum mount.
*All orders require a signature at time of delivery unless discussed prior to purchase.
Below is from the Canopus site:
Classic Jazz Sound
Our shell design for the M1 is a result of analyzing the drum sound that dominated the jazz world in the 1960’s. Our shell construction consists of maple and poplar in 7 ply (for TT/FT) and 10 ply (for BD). Our snare drums utilize the same 7 ply maple and poplar combination, but with a customized layout for the NV60-M1 snare drum. In addition to using vintage bearing edges as a guide for our own unique design, we have adopted die-cast hoops as standard equipment on our floor toms and tom toms. The core of the drum sound comes to life in high pitched tuning, and totally eliminates the differences and instabilities that have traditionally hampered the sound of vintage instruments.
What is the NEO-Vintage Series?
The Classic Sound of Vintage Drums Brought Back to Life by State of the Art Technology
In recent years. the return to vintage musical instruments has been a universal trend in all genres of music. Because of this we have thoroughly reproduce that memorable sound.
Canopus has combined a vast knowledge of vintage drum design with state of the art technology to produce a modern drum with all the best characteristics of the great drums of yesteryear.