Canopus drums are a favorite here at DCP. All drums are made in Japan to the highest quality standards, and this is reflected in their sound. From the extremely versatile RFM and Birch series kits to the vintage vibe of the Neo Vintage series, from their lightweight hardware down to their incredible sounding snare wires, you can always expect the best from Canopus gear!
The "Second Line" label indicates that there is a minor flaw of some sort, but one that does not affect the performance of the instrument. It simply means there is something that prevents it from being able to be sold as "new", in accordance with Canopus' extremely high standards for quality. Imperfections may include, but are not limited to, stick marks on the heads, finish flaws, etc., but nothing that will change the way these gorgeous drums sound.
If you're looking for versatility in a Piccolo snare, look no further than "The Bronze" by Canopus. This 1mm thin shell excels in the mix when it is tuned medium to medium high, as you'd expect from a 4x14 snare drum. The tone is bright, warm and clear. Where this instrument will surprise you is in the lower tuning ranges, when it somehow retains sensitivity and articulation. This 4 inch deep shell will exceed your expectations, and could very well become your go to snare drum in the recording studio or on stage. This one has been upgraded with solid Canopus diecast hoops to give you a little more focused projection!
Talk with a specialist! We live, breathe, and love DRUMS ONLY. We are all a staff of drummers that can help you make the right choice. We have over 200 years combined experience between us, so you can buy with confidence at Drum Center of Portsmouth.
We will never give you the hard sell. Our mission is to help you find your sound and create mutually beneficial relationships that allow us to aid you in your musical journey. If you need help, give us a call!