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Canopus Ash 6.5" x 14" Snare
Formerly widely used in the manufacture of guitars, White Ash offers strong attack and quick response. Since ash wood is rigid and difficult to work with, its use has gradually decreased over time.
However, it possesses many favorable characteristics, displaying a well balanced nature, both in resiliency and hardness. Of all hardwoods, ash has the best strength to weight ratio, making it the wood of choice for baseball bats. Its wonderful bending properties make it popular for fine woodworking and furniture making. These qualities combine to make it an ideal material for strong, light, resonant drums.
We have combined the ash material with poplar in a 7-ply shell. Using Canopus' original processing technique for the bearing edges, this has enabled us to create a drum sound with a "seasoned taste" to it.
Now, you can enjoy a vintage-like sound which is both dry and resilient. It displays a full low frequency response, short sustain, and clear projection. Playing these drums will give you a comfortable feeling of familiarity, like the sound and feel of an instrument you have known for many years.
Furthermore, the natural beauty of the ash grain, especially when finished, is particularly attractive! This finish is called "Blackish Ash Oil."