Canopus' take on a classic snare drum, and it's a beauty! The 1.2mm brass shell is plated with black nickel, giving the snare incredible sensitivity and a bright, live sound. As you'd expect, it has a fat, warm, open tone at most tunings and is suitable for all genres of music. This 5.5x14 Canopus Black Nickel Brass comes equipped with 2.3mm flanged Power Hoops with a slightly higher profile, ensuring more consistent rim shots, as well as Canopus Back Beat 30 snare wires. If you're in the market for that classic nickel over brass sound, you owe it to yourself to test drive a Canopus.