We have found the Danmar Grenadilla Claves to be the most consistent clave on the market. It has high, defined pitch and articulate projection. The dense grenadilla holds up well to extended play and the polished wood has a nice feel to it. Your clave rhythm will be enhanced by a pair of these!!
7" Double oval-shaped iron gong/bell are like the Gankoqui agogos but sit side by side. Originating in Nigeria, the Oghene double bells can be used for many styles of music. Hand forged by some of Nigeria's most skillful craftsmen, Oghene offers a unique, resonant and sustaining metallic bell sound. Play it with your fingers, hand, or with sticks. An exceptional percussion instrument, authentic in design, craftsmanship, and sound. Oghene is vital to any performance as it serves as a common More Info »
Very traditional in tuning, these Pearl mountable agogo bells are very popular in Samba groups and as a percussion accessory. Two versions are made, this one and a hand-held model.
Pearl Travel Congas deliver real conga sound from a compact 3-½” depth drum that can be carried literally in a backpack! The wood shell and stave construction is identical to their full-size congas and the Remo FiberSkyn 3 synthetic head yields outstanding tone while resisting fluctuations from changes in temperature or humidity. Five precision Allen bolts provide accurate and easy tuning via the included foam-handle Allen wrench. The Pearl Travel Conga can be played on your lap or mounted on More Info »
The sounds of the Caribbean come alive with the World's Best Beginning Steel Drum! The Jumbie Jam is the epitome of a beginner's mini steel drum. Made by Panyard, this musical instrument is very affordable and a great gift idea! Tuned to the scale of G, the notes of this steel pan drum are clean and well defined. While intended for beginners, it is a professional percussion instrument. Available in Silver or Blue color. The Jumbie Jam Steel Drum is More Info »
Crafted from exotic rosewood, these claves are bright and high-pitched in tone. Their piercing attack provides plenty of cut for Latin and Jazz music!
Rawhide Maracas provide dynamic mid-range pitch with darker tone than plastic maracas. Gon Bops Rawhide Poquito Maracas are more sensitive than the larger Rawhide Maracas.
The Pearl Bobby Allende Fiberglass Congas have the projection of Fiberglass and yet the warmth of wood. The drums are 28" high which is the traditional "salsa" drum size. Hoops are contoured and the base has rubber protection built in. They are all seamless fiberglass and will vibrate freely. Bobby Allende assisted Pearl in designing these congas and did a fantastic job. Available in Confetti color(shown). <
7" Double iron gong with high and low tone (in Brazil this double bell is called an Agogo) traditionally from Ghana. Wood playing stick is included. Gankogui is the name of this double bell or gong. It is constructed from iron. In Ewe music in general, and during Atsiã in particular, gankogui keeps the time. Gankogui is vital to any performance as it serves as a common reference point for everyone in the group - drummers as well as dancers More Info »
The Pearl Bobby Allende Bongos feature a fiberglass body with plenty of high end! They are 7" and 8.5" drums with contour rims. Bobby helped design these bongos with projection and articulation being the main features. They are available in Confetti color. Heads are Remo synthetic.
Pete Engelhart began crafting metal percussion instruments after spending time in Brazil in the 1950's. He combined his life long love of jazz, a knowledge of latin rhythms and sounds, and his ability as an artist to produce complicated resonant tuned bells. Pete has now been hand crafting metal percussion for nearly 45 years. He has designed a large variety of highly creative instruments that are now used worldwide by many professional musicians. The Reco-Reco BNC is a combination of More Info »
Imported from Venezuela, the Cross-Stick Maracas made by Maximo Teppa are used for traditional Joropo rhythm performance. These hand-made maracas made by the master craftsman Maximo in Venezuela are played using vertical (up/down) movement. Articulation is precise and very clean. The gourds are hand picked and handles are wood turned. Limited supply.
Very traditional in tuning, these Pearl hand-held agogo bells are very popular in Samba groups and as a percussion accessory. Two versions are made, this one and a mountable model.
The legend is back! A modern version of the legendary instruments designed and built by Gon Bops founder Mariano Bobadilla. Vintage character has been preserved using traditional counter hoops, Gon Bops natural hide heads and Durian wood construction. Traditional welded bottom ring design eliminates cup washers for extended tuning range. Available with black hardware or chrome hardware.
These are unique maracas! They have a fiberglass body and shekere style beading. Therefore they can be used not only as a maraca but also a shaker. Great projection and a very versatile instrument. The handles are foam padded and have a comfortable grip.
These are top of the line conga drums. They are made of aged Oak and come in all 3 standard conga sizes: 11" Quinto,11.75" Conga and 12.5" Tumba. The aged oak, because of its density, produces a very focused attack. The gold hoops are contoured for easier hand playing and the drums come in a striking "Cherry Wood" finish. The heads are top quality cow skin and produce a warm, rounded sound. If you are looking for professional quality congas these are More Info »
Professional-size, professional-grade drums built from Plantation grown Parawood. Classic Gon Bops teardrop crown hoops add the legendary quality and feel of vintage Gon Bops drums, and smart design Gon Bops side and backing plates add extended tunability and strength. Natural skin heads. Four sizes available. Color: WALNUT STAIN
The Guataca is a traditional instrument developed from a small garden hoe. It is metal and played with wood or metal sticks. Used primarily as a rhythm instrument, it is also an excellent effect. The Pearl Guataca has scalloped edges and has a built-in mounting bracket. It can be played handheld or mounted.
"Noah Bell" is the common name given to a distinct type of bell hand-manufactured in India by ancient and inherited traditions. Some monasteries in India are credited with manufacturing Noah Bells for hundreds of years. The profits from the selling of authentic Noah Bells are used to finance the activities of the particular monastery which fashioned them.These bells are popular among collectors because of their intricate resonances, warmth and the mystique that surrounds them. One tale proclaims that these bells More Info »
The Pearl New Yorker Bells are designed after the original bells used in Salsa bands in New York. These bells have a unique sound that can crossover for all styles of music. They are one-piece construction for superior sound and durability. The Mambo Bell is 6.10 inches, low pitched and in addition to being a Salsa bell, an ideal Rock bell. Loud with great projection.