Drum Kits - Canopus Drums 15x22 9x13 15x16 R.F.M Maple (Silver Sparkle)
Drum Kit: R.F.M Maple
Sizes: 15x22 9x13 15x16
Finish: Silver Sparkle
While developing the R.F.M. series, Canopus first visualized what a maple shell should sound like. The modern maple drum shell has a solid, bright sound, but there are also some shortcomings that they believed could be improved upon. The shell itself does not resonate enough, the mid-range does not sustain enough, and there are often unwanted overtones.
Canopus concluded that it must be possible to develop maple shell drums that maintain the existing desirable traits, yet also address these issues. With this in mind, Canopus has moved forward with an ongoing research into maple-shell construction, closely examining problems that arise as they experiment.
Reinforcement quickly drew their attention as a means to achieve a better sound. Reinforcement was originally meant to reinforce the shells, but Canopus decided to use it proactively as a tool to shape tone. Through rigorous testing of all combinations in width, thickness and numbers of ply they have established a unique approach to reinforcing shells. Depending on a shell’s diameter and depth, Canopus utilize different reinforcement construction as well as different shell construction. The result is the R.F.M. series that has a bright, solid sound with enough mid-range tone and resonance. Canopus has achieved a fantastic core drum sound as well; "Our maple drums have a wide tuning range, plenty of resonance and an excellent balance with the drum-set. We highly recommend our maple drums for all genres of music."