From a warm whisper to a deep roar, elevate your snare drum to its full potential
The snare drum is the most important component in the drum set, and the snare-wire is a crucial component of your drum’s sound. This fact has not been widely recognized until very recently; only a few drummers understand this important connection.
1n 1960, Ludwig and Slingerland manufactured what has now become the standard for good vintage wires. Several manufacturers have tried to re-produce the sound. After years of research, Canopus have replicated the Slingerland wire taking several factors into account such as material, spiral diameter and pitch. They finally decided on a core thickness of 0.5 mm, a spiral diameter of 1.35mm and a pitch of 3.4 mm.
In that process, Canopus also found that the end plate is another determinant of a snare-wire’s sensitivity, and they have tried various sizes for these as well. They concluded that 0.5mm is optimal to hold the wires, and also decided to exclude the guiding grooves for snare strings and tapes that most manufacturers use. These guiding grooves impaired the sensitivity of the snare drum. The end plate is quite thin however; it may have caused breakage of strings and tapes. Canopus resolved the problem by having the lapel at the holes on the end plate.
After years of careful analysis of the material composition, thickness of the end plate, shaping experiments and production consideration, we have the CANOPUS Vintage Snare Wire.
CLICK & COLLECT
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We aim to despatch all orders the same day to the UK & the rest of Europe. Delivery times are estimated and do not include Saturday or Sunday, please allow extra time when goods are in transit over the weekend. If you would like to track your order progress please contact us for your order tracking number (if you haven't received one automatically).
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SAME DAY DELIVERY
We're pleased to be able to offer a same day delivery service with one hour time slots (Monday to Saturday) in the London area during the day and evening too. If you would like to upgrade your order to this please email or call us before 1pm and we will check to see if your area is covered. There may be a charge to upgrade depending on the value of your order and your postcode.
*PRE ORDER DELIVERIES & COLLECTIONS
You can pre order items that are currently out of stock for delivery or collection in store. We will contact you when your order is ready for despatch or collection. If the item is out of stock with our supplier and will take longer to arrive we will contact you with an estimated delivery/collection date. You can choose whether to accept this date or cancel your order for a full refund.
If you are not satisfied with your online purchase you may return the item within 10 days for a refund or exchange. Goods must be in original condition and packaging and accompanied by a valid receipt. We are unable to give a refund or exchange without a receipt. Refunds will not include carriage charges and must be returned (at your own expense ) using a 'tracked and signed for’ delivery service.
We are unable to provide refunds, credits or exchange for items that are not from our stock and consequently made to order for you or shipped from the manufacturer.
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