Canopus RFM Bop Kit with The Maple 5.5" x 14" Snare
This shell pack includes:
*14" (depth) x 18" (diameter) RFM bass drum;
*8" x 12" RFM mounted tom;
*13" x 14" RFM floor tom; and
*5.5" x 14" The Maple snare drum.
The finish is called Navel Oil.
Here's what Canopus says about the RFM:
"While developing the R.F.M. Series, we 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: the shell itself does not resonate enough, the mid-range does not sustain enough, and there are often unwanted overtones.
"We strove to develop maple shell drums that maintain the inherent desirable traits, yet also address these issues. Experiments with thinner shells resulted in greater resonance, yet diminished sustain and power.
"Reinforcement quickly drew our attention as a means to achieve a better sound. Re-rings were originally used to strengthen shells, but we decided to use them proactively as a tool to shape tone. Through rigorous testing of all combinations in width, thickness, and number of plies, we established our unique approach to reinforcing shells.
"Depending on a shell’s diameter and depth, we utilize different shell and reinforcement construction. The result is our R.F.M. Series: a bright, solid sound with strong mid-range tone and resonance. We 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."
And here's what they say about The Maple:
"This Snare Drum is truly worthy to be called 'THE Maple' because of its natural brilliance, good sound projection, and a complex, controlled high-pitched overtone series. Standard equipped vintage snare wires give it a sensitive feel, and the shell construction is designed for the best sound production with a delicate and precise bearing edge."
Snare stand not included. We recommend that or a tom arm clamp to mount the 12" tom.
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