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Canopus 3-Piece R.F.M. Series Drum Kit

Canopus 3-Piece R.F.M. Series Drum Kit

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The Original, Sophisticated Canopus sound

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.

They 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 moved forward with ongoing research into Maple-shell construction, closely examining problems that arise as they experiment. For example, when you make a thin shell for greater resonance, you lose sustain and cannot feel the power of the drum. Canopus know this through our experience and accumulated observations.

The power of 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 the tone. Through rigorous testing of all combinations in width, thickness and numbers of plies, Canopus have established our 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 their R.F.M. series that has a bright, solid sound with enough mid-range tone and resonance.

They achieved a fantastic core drum sound as well; their maple drums have a wide tuning range, plenty of resonance and an excellent balance with the drum-set.

Canopus highly recommend their maple drums for all genres of music.

This drum kit is available in a variety of finishes and size configurations, so please get in touch to know more. Please note that some of the pictured configurations and finishes may not be currently available, or match the selected item.


  • Lugs: Brass
  • Shells: American Maple (R.F.M. Reinforcement Maple)
  • Finishes: Various Oil and Wrap finishes available



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