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.
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!
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 »
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 »
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.
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!!
The Hyper Claves come in two models: Hollow Metal Claves These claves are capable of EXTREME projection and outdoor rated for years of stable tone. They can be held tight for a wooden sound or loose for an anvil sound. The sweet spots are also marked for education. They are made of non-corroding aircraft alloy with bright ends and are available in Medium Pitch and High Pitch pairs. Oval Claves These claves have two tones per tube created by oval More Info »
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 »
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.
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. Three quality finishes available in four sizes. Colors Available: Burnt Toast, Natural, Walnut Stain
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.
With medium pitch and mellow attack, these Gon Bops Traditional White Wood Claves sound great in small ensembles, and are suitable for any style of music.
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.
Six heavy gauge metal bells individually tuned. Pete Engelhart originally designed the blossom bells to be hand held and hit against each other to create a church bell effect. We encouraged him to make them mountable so drumset players and percussionists could use them in their setups. They have become extremely popular and often players use yarn mallets to get that "ringing" choir bell effect. We've seen them played with fingers, sticks, rods,etc. They can be hand held and used in More Info »
These handmade gourd maracas are a Drummers World exclusive, delivered directly from Maximo Teppa in Venezuela. The precise articulation achieved by the instrument is such that major international orchestras have made Joropo their #1 choice. Because of limited production and high demand they are in short supply. Colors vary. Limit 1 pair per customer!
Gon Bops Rawhide Maracas provide dynamic mid-range pitch with darker tone than plastic maracas.
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 »
These metal bells are generally pitched a third apart from each other. They are played with sticks/rute/etc. on the rods on the top of the instrument. They are mountable and often used in creating rhythm patterns or unusual sound effects. Although similar to agogo tuning, their sound is much more spatial! Sound Sample
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.