More than 100 seed shells attached to a woven palm leaf fiber band. Used as an arm or leg rattle, these seeds produce a wonderfully soft rainstick sound. Each Idi seed is roughly peanut-sized. These musical rattles are commonly used in eastern Nigeria. Sound Sample
Traditionally, the shekere was made out of a natural gourd. Over the years because of loud amplification the player began fighting a losing battle. Pearl has designed the Fiberglass Shekere to compete at all sound levels. It has great projection and volume. The tension of the skirt (beads) is adjustable and easy to control. Because of the construction material the instrument tends to be brighter than the natural gourd model. It is very durable and breakage is not an issue. The weight is similar to More Info »
Although the Gourd shekere does not project as well as the fiberglass model, many players in acoustic and recording situations prefer it. It has a warmth and feel the fiber models cannot present. Pearl has gone a step further in coating the insides of the gourd with a fiber resisn to create a more durable and projecting instrument. The skirt is adjustable and very easy to control. Available in all 3 sizes:small, medium, and large.
Rhythm Tech Studio Shakers are made of black plastic and ideal for recording and close miking. They come in two sizes: 5" and 9". Easy to grip, the Rhythm Tech Studio Shakers are clean sounding and will melt into the mix. They are subtle and unobtrusive.
The Live Shakers are constructed of a seamless tube of hardened aluminum. They are 9" long and primarily used for live playing. They are clean sounding, have good projection and will cut through electronic instruments. Often used in Brazilian groups as a ganza. Available in Red and Blue.
A popular, easy-to-play shaker, perfect for any style of music. Ultralight metal design is built to last.
Unique Gon Bops Black Mic Shakers have black bodies with aluminum ball-mic ends. They are ideal for playing bright, percussive accents. Threaded mic head design allows them to be unscrewed and played separately, or combined for more volume. Also available in silver body with plastic ball ends.
These Natural Hide Maracas are made in the Pearl factory and paired. They have a dry sound and the contoured wood handles easy to control and sustain. The sound is authentic and traditional Latin. They work in a variety of situations including Rock and Salsa. Great Projection!
Easy-to-grip hourglass design and heavy-duty steel construction in a shaker that cuts through in live applications. Play clave patterns on the flat side or hold your hand over recessed side to create unique shaker sounds.
Unique Gon Bops Silver Mic Shakers are ideal for playing bright, percussive accents. Threaded silver-color body with plastic ball-mic head design allows them to be unscrewed and played separately, or combined for more volume. Also available in black with aluminum ball-mic head.